Status of island-track copyright
christoph at debian-community.org
Fri Jan 30 07:52:10 PST 2009
Joerg Henrichs schrieb:
>> 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?
Hm if 0.5 has this too it should have been handled back then. No idea
why it was missed.
>> 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?
Well looking at the terms:
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IMAGE*AFTER IMAGES AND TEXTURES?
* you CAN modify our images and textures in any way you see fit
* you CAN use our images and textures in your own work, whether it
be for personal or commercial use
* you CAN redistribute or sell our images and textures ALTERED OR
UNALTERED as part of printed work (e.g. posters, cd-covers, postcards etc)
WHAT CAN'T YOU DO WITH IMAGE*AFTER IMAGES AND TEXTURES?
* you CANNOT REDISTRIBUTE our images and textures as part of an
online resource site like our own, i.e. use them to directly compete
You are not allowed to distribute these files in any non-printed form.
This means uploading supertuxkart on any publically accesible position
is already against this license.
>> 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!
I don't know the details either but the reference seems to be
>> 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 :)
The CCed Freedesktop list may well be the position to get some attention
for this ;)
> Best regards,
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