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Bug#418948: marked as done (Music in Adonthell by zhaytee is now claimed to be restricted by him.)

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and subject line Bug#418948: An update from the composer.
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Package: adonthell-data
Version: All

Music in Adonthell by zhaytee is now claimed to be
closed-source. He takes a dim view of other open
source projects/packages using his music. He says it's
"unauthorized" even though the whole of Adonthell is
under the GPL. (Note he also has 'contributed' (if his
music is propriatary it's not really a contribution)
to the Battle for Westnoth).

Here is the info:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject:
Unauthorized use of my music.  	Reply with quote

It has been brought to my attention that there is a
Nexiuz map called "dastower40", by a certain
"MikeeUSA", which makes use of one of my songs
(at-menu.ogg). I did not give permission to MikeeUSA
for the use of my song in his or her map.

Nexiuz seems like a cool game and all, but I do not
want my music to be used in this way unless I grant
permission first. So please e-mail me if you want to
use my music. I may even be willing to create some
original tunes for your map, who knows!

I am hoping that MikeeUSA and anyone else who has or
is planning to gank music without first securing
permission from the composer will see this.



PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: 
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The original song can be downloaded from my site via
the following URL:


It was made in 2001 for an opensource game called
Adonthell. The .ogg version is included in the
distribution of that game, which you can find on their
official site:


While Adonthell is a GPL'd project, and while my music
is used in that game (via my explicit granting of
permission), I still retain copyright and licensing
rights to the music.

I love helping out opensource projects by providing
original music, but I do request that I be contacted
before my music is used. Perhaps I should make this
more clear on my site!

Thanks for your reply,


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On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 04:15:55PM -0400, Joseph Toscano wrote:
> The following ogg files, included in the adonthell-data package, are hereby 
> explicitly released under the GPL license which governs the Adonthell 
> software:

 I guess that settles the issue.

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