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Re: New candidates for inclusion in Extras : udftools and starfighter-music



On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 16:53 +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote :
> 
> > One thing for sure, the music zip package is not GPL'ed, because the
> > composers did not release their music as GPL. Included in the zip are 13
> > MOD files (Protracker or equivalent) and 1 S3M file (Scream Tracker). The
> > credits within the files indicate that they were not made specifically
> for
> > Starfighter, but were taken from the public domain and made in 1993 to
> > 1996. Usually, MOD files which were not published by their composers
> > directly, were ripped from PC/Amiga demos or music demo shows and then
> > released in the public domain without prior written consent by their
> > authors. If not ripped from commercial games, the composer usually have
> > nothing against their music being used in other "free" (here as in free
> > beer) software.
> > 
> > This package is at most "License: Public Domain", but not GPL.
> 
> Thanks for these infos. The lack of information on starfighter's web page,
> and the fact that I didn't know that MOD files could contain that kind of
> information made me do wrong assumptions :-)
> So... "License: Public Domain" in Extras, or kept out because of the blurry
> status of those files? I'd vote for "in"...
> 

Public Domain, should be legit for redistribution. But bug the
starfighter author. See what s/he thinks.
-sv



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