Free enough for FE

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at
Thu Nov 2 16:37:35 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 10:51 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 21:39 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > 
> >> So if I'm reading this correct then there are no objections?
> >>
> >> I'll let this thread "run" for a couple of more days and if there are still no objections then, then I'll start working on a package.
> > 
> > I asked the FSF on this one (they're usually pretty responsive) and
> > their initial feedback is that this should be ok.
> > 
> > This maps up with my feelings on it too, so go ahead and package it. 
> > 
> Great!
> I assume / hope that this means it is ok to move scummvm from that other repo to FE
> too? Since AFAIK the rule for emulators (interpreter in this case really), is that
> when there is free content to use them with it is ok.
> The license I posted is from the "Beneath a Steel Sky" and "Flight of the Amazon Queen"
> data files now released by their owners under this license, these are two games of a
> short list of games which were written for other operating systems using a virtual
> machine kinda setup for easy portability. ScummVM is a re-implementation of that virtual
> machine for a brother range of operating systems including Linux. ScummVM itself is
> licensed under the GPL
> In the case of "Beneath a Steel Sky", the scummvm support for this title (there were
> severant different revisions of the scumm virtual machine) has been added with support
> of the original copyright holders, they even gave the scummvm team access to the sources
> of the original game to help them support it! So I assume this means that scummvm is ok
> for FE?

Agreed. It meets the necessary criteria:

- emulator is free/open source
- content is available for emulator which is freely redistributable 

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