Contribution to Extras (an update)

Wart wart at
Sun Apr 16 17:28:50 UTC 2006

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Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 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
> this.

FWIW, the Games SIG has an additional packaging guideline that requires
license files for games to always be included.  If anyone from the SIG
reviews this game then they will raise the issue at that time as well.

- --Wart
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