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



On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:36:55 +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:

> seth vidal wrote :
> 
> > Public Domain, should be legit for redistribution. But bug the
> > starfighter author. See what s/he thinks.
> 
> Here is my question, and the answer I got :
> 
> --
> 
> On Monday 07 Feb 2005 16:10, you wrote:
> > other: I want to package the starfighter music in an rpm for Fedora
> Extras,
> > but am not sure about the license it falls under, as the website seems to
> > indicate that everything is covered by the GPL, but the infomation inside
> > the MOD files indicate that they are public domain.
> 
> Hmmm... this is something I'm not sure on myself I'm afraid. The music is 
> indeed within the public domain whilst the game itself is GPL. I'm not sure
> 
> if that therefore means I cannot distribute the music with the rest of the 
> game, or if the authors would turn a blind eye to it.
> 
> It is a tricky one. But I haven't attempted to contact any of the
> authors... 
> however the last time I did contact a music author I was told the music 
> should be distributed freely.
> 
> Too be 100% honest, I can't be sure on this matter. Sorry,
> 
> Stevie :(
> 
> --
> 
> My understanding of "Public Domain" is that you can basically do whatever
> you like with whatever it is that you've got. There are no obligation of
> providing the source code AFAIK, but we are here concerned about MOD music
> files, not an actual program, so I don't think it's relevant.
> Basically, they're public domain... seems enough to me to include them.
> Thoughts?

Yes.

Btw, a .mod file is "the source code" raw material for this type of music
format. It's not preprocessed.


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