On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Mizery De Aria <mizerydearia(a)gmail.com>wrote:
Did you mean that this:
Regarding licensing, Kiwisauce mentioned in the IRC channel about using
LGPL. Prior to providing the code as open source the README.txt file had
indicated freeware. It is likely that Kiwisauce had not updated the
README.txt and perhaps some other files to reflect the transition to a
permissive open source license. Also, I noticed that those files are not
included in the repository. It may be that he simply forgot.
is "not really LGPL, and also can't be in Fedora." ? I am not familiar
with licensing practices, but I was under the impression that if an author
releases something as proprietary freeware and then later releases the code
for it with a more permissive license, that the code would then be
available under that license. Perhaps though, first come first serve type
of license is applicable and regardless of what additional licensing
Kiwisauce my affiliate with the code, that it doesn't matter and that the
code will always be proprietary/freeware?
It can certainly be open sourced. The problem is that it's not clear which
is really the case here. If it's really intended to be LGPL, the other
restrictions need to be removed, or at least documented as clarified by the
author. It could be that it was proprietary and then opened, or it could
be that they've said it's LGPL and are trying to add restrictions to that.
If the latter is the case, that's a no-no. The former is fine.
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:57 AM, Jon Ciesla <limburgher(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:33 AM, Nelson Manuel Marques <
> nelson-m-marques(a)ext.ptinovacao.pt> wrote:
>> I have just a question about the license... It's shipped as LGPL, but
>> includes the following on the README.txt:
>> "This game is freeware. Please do not modify or distribute without the
>> author's permission."
>> Sorry for the question (I'm not much familiar with licensing issues),
>> but isn't this a bit odd ?
>> With that stipulation, it's not really LGPL, and also can't be in
>> On Sun, 2011-12-18 at 14:17 -0600, Mizery De Aria wrote:
>> > I would like to help spread availability of a linux game that has been
>> > recently open sourced by encouraging it to be included in package
>> > repositories. I don't use Red Hat and am not familiar with RPM and
>> > would like to request if anyone else is available to prepare a package
>> > for the game. See
>> > http://www.indiedb.com/games/beret/forum/thread/open-source
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