Re: Bug#660266: Failed to download 1rott13.zip
Am 26.02.2012 01:03, schrieb Paul Wise:
If the rott data is distributable by Debian, why isn't it being
packaged in non-free?
If the rott data is not distributable in non-free, what makes it
distributable from alioth?
I believe this is due to the absurd shareware license that applies for
the shareware zip file. Citing the first two paragraphs from the
accompanying VENDOR.DOC file:
[*] If you want to distribute it in a retail location (such as
on a rack), or as part of a hardware or software bundle, or
on CD-ROM you must get PRIOR signed written permission from
Apogee. Apogee reserves its right to withhold permission.
[*] Everyone can -- and is encouraged! -- to copy, upload and
generally pass around this Program without charging for it.
So if you consider the Debian distribution as a "software bundle" then
it is not OK to include it, but is it OK to upload it anywhere at will. :/
Since I am not going to discuss this interpretation with my lawyer, I
think we should play safe and it is reasonable to only host the zip
file (which is explicitely allowed) and let the users do the rest
themselves on their computers. ;)
Remember, this is from 1998 and ROTT is a DOS game. The concept of
Linux distributions wasn't that popular back then. ;)