Contribution to Extras (an update)

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sun Apr 16 11:25:30 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 13:10 +1200, Michael J Knox wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 15:59 -0700, Victor Skovorodnikov wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Okay, so between the not so related to programming full-time work,
> >> I've made some improvements to my 2D shooter game "Maximum
> >> Destruction" AND have been in touch with Mr. Paul Riche III (original
> >> SC2 designer) and UR Quan Masters development team.
> >>
> >> Both of them allowed me to use the SC2 game images in Fedora's
> >> "Extras" portion for free and non-commercial purposes only.
> > 
> > Thats incompatible with Fedora packaging guidelines. A written license
> > should be included that is Free and/or open source is required.
> > 
> My understanding was that you only *had* to provide a written license if 
> the upstream supplied one. I could be wrong tho....
> My libedit package is an example of this, no upstream license, but its 
> been approved and is currently packaged with out a license file.
> I would recommend that Victor requests a license to be provided in the 
> future (I did this for libedit), but the written license is only 
> required if one is already supplied.

I would consider this bad practise. End users and developers should be
able to look at the licensing terms easily. I suggest that FESCo discuss


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