Status of island-track copyright
constantin.pelikan at rub.de
Fri Jan 30 04:13:26 PST 2009
Woo, that's quite a little frustrating since Auria and I thought
everything was ok with the 0.5 content and put a lot of effort into
keeping new content compatible with Debian.
OK, what can we do now? Asking imageafter for relicensing is probably
waste of time, so we should really try to recreate this textures or at
least those that we moved to data/textures and create a package without
island-track for Debian (move it to addon).
Joerg Henrichs schrieb:
> Hi Christoph,
> sorry for not letting your email through to the stk-devel list -
> besides being probably a bit too boring for most people on the list
> (I cc all admins here) there is the fact that the outside temperature
> is 42+ degrees, and the desktop with the password for the stk-devel
> list is in a non-airconditioned room :)
>> Please CC me on any answers (and potentially Debian,Freedesktop ML]
>> Hi all!
>> I'm the person who brought supertuxkart 0.5 into the Debian archive
>> and am currently working on your new release 0.6. While doing the
> Hmm - I am a bit surprised, since 0.5 included the same track with
> the same license ;) Guess we got lucky?
>> regular Copyright check I stumbled upon the License.txt in the island
>> track which is pretty much an stopper for any efforts in this regard.
> I am most certainly not a license expert, but the license for those
> textures appear to be quite liberal. What is the problem with them?
>> While I could probably replace some textures (I'll have to do this
>> for the CC < 3 in xr591) replacing all textures for this island
>> track is simply impossible for me.
> I can see that (I want to ask what's wrong with cc 2.5, but I guess
> I can find this in some FAQ). On a side note: if you replace the
> textures, could you perhaps send us the modified textures as well?
> While I can't guarantee that we will use them, we will have a look
> at them!
>> What are your plans concerning this track? Any input for what to do
>> next? Supertuxkart 0.6 is quite nice to play and it would really be
>> sad if I could not make it available trough Debian ;)
> Well, we have atm no further plans with this track - meaning it's one
> of the graphically nicer tracks, but I can't see anyone of our
> development team (and we are talking of mostly three people) having
> the time to replace all textures (though of course we are happy to
> receive a patch :) ). We will discuss this among us admins, but
> honestly I can't promise anything atm.
> If STK can not be included in Debian, at least we have by now a
> static linux executable, which the Debian users can download ;)
> Or do you see any other option? Perhaps you could post in a Debian
> forum to see if someone volunteers? I am sure that Debian has a
> bigger audience than STK :)
> Best regards,
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