[SM-Commit] GIT changes to master licenses by Andra ž 'ruskie' Levstik (cfb84a09bb04b5fec71dafd4d 028d f47 d0ec5efd)

"Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik" ruskie at codemages.net
Mon Apr 7 02:47:58 EDT 2008


On 08:33:02 2008-04-07 Alexander Tsamutali <astsmtl at gmail.com> wrote:
> В Sun, 06 Apr 2008 13:02:27 +0200
> "Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik" <ruskie at codemages.net> пишет:
> 
> > On 12:54:58 2008-04-06 "Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik"
> > <ruskie at codemages.net> wrote:
> > > It's not Free it doesn't allow commercial redistribution...
> > > 
> > 
> > To clarify it doesn't apply to the definiton of Free Software as
> > defined by the FSF:
> > 
> > http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html
> > 
> >     *  The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
> > * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your
> > needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for
> > this.
> > * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
> > (freedom 2).
> > * The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to
> > the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access
> > to the source code is a precondition for this.
> > 
> > "A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms.
> > Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or
> > without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for
> > distribution, to anyone anywhere. Being free to do these things means
> > (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for
> > permission."
> 
> I said exactly the same on the forum. Here is the answer from main
> developer:
> 
> > We don't restrict selling it as a part of a bigger distribution like
> > ubuntu and stuff like that. What we are restricting is that you can't

Irrelevant... you restrict it by alone... thus it's not Free Software...

> > sell just teeworlds and take money except for the media cost. This
> > license was discussed in great length and input were taken from some
> > fedora legal guy (can't remember the name). The SIL Open Font Licence
> > contains a similar statement and is considered to be free by the FSF
> > guys.
> 

Fonts != Programs

And the SIL Open Font License requires that it is redistributed with a
program(a simple helloworld.c would work there). I looked into this... This
is simply z-rejected material...

You can't apply a license that is used for some other type of work and use
it on another type of work without actually reading why it is so...

> and
> 
> > It's mostly to communicate a point. If anyone earns money on the game,
> > it should be us and not someone who just prints it on cds and sells
> > them. Btw, that was a recommended sentence from some laywer guy.
> 
> 

Considering I haven't really seen any such "abuse" as they seem to be
afraid off(and that the povray guys seem to be afraid of as well
coincidentaly).

They should consult licensing at fsf.org if they actually want to claim it as
such.

"Btw, that was a recommended sentence from some laywer guy." <-- who
clearly has no clue what Free Software is all about...

--
Andraž "ruskie" Levstik
Source Mage GNU/Linux Games grimoire guru
Geek/Hacker/Tinker

Be sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth.

Key id = F4C1F89C
Key fingerprint = 6FF2 8F20 4C9D DB36 B5B6  F134 884D 72CC F4C1 F89C




More information about the SM-Commit mailing list