optional game music files

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Sun Apr 30 21:26:43 UTC 2006

Wart wrote:
> I recently reviewed a request for raidem-music:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=190267
> This package contains background music (ogg format) for the game raidem.
>  The music is not required to play the game, and is not part of the
> upstream sources, but was written for the game.

That is AFAIK not entirely correct, the music is not written for the
game but selected by the game author as _the_ background music, its a
seperate optional download because of size issues, but it is linked from
the games main download page.

> The packaging guidelines state:
> # Game levels are not considered content, since games without levels
> would be non functional.
> # Sound or graphics included with the source tarball that the program or
> theme uses (or the documentation uses) are acceptable.
> but also say:
> Some examples of content which are not permissable:
> * Ogg/mp3 files
> Since these ogg files are part of the game, but not part of the upstream
> sources, are they still considered acceptable?

Quoting myself from bugzilla:

I think you're reading this to literal, the .ogg files in this package
are linked to from the download page of upstream:
They are not some randomly picked ogg files, they are _the_ background
music for raidem. Don't tell me that I have to ask upstream to make a
special tarball for me with these included because the guidelines say so?

About the explicit saying that mp3 and ogg files are not acceptable, I
believe this is to discourage people from packaging stand alone
collections of music and is not a hard forbidden item, otherwise
monkey-bubble and gcompris would have to have all their ogg's removed
leaving them severely crippled.



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