here's another bundled component of AGS, libcda, which contains
code from BCD, which is licensed under what it calls "swap-ware"
BCD, like Allegro (a graphics & sound library), is swap-ware:
"You may use, modify, redistribute, and generally hack it about in any way
you like, but if you do you must send me something in exchange. This could
be a complimentary copy of a game, an addition or improvement to BCD,
a bug report, some money (this is particularly encouraged if you use
BCD in a commercial product), or just a copy of your AUTOEXEC.BAT if you
don't have anything better. If you redistribute BCD or make a game using
it, it would be nice if you mentioned me somewhere in the credits."
I hope Shawn Hargreaves doesn't mind me pinching his licensing statement,
but I like the idea of swapware and hope it spreads.
So, BCD is free for use, but if you do something
with it, cool or dumb, I would like credit and I would definitely
want to hear about what you're doing with it. I also encourage you to
send me a copy of what you're up to. You should always be able to find
my web pages via http://brennan.home.ml.org/
and I've got all kinds of
game programming info under http://brennan.home.ml.org/djgpp/
Check it out!
I noticed that Allegro license is actually giftware, not swap-ware.
Fortunately, the two files (djgpp.c and bcd.doc) are not compiled or
used in any way on Linux, so at worst, I could just remove them from
distributed tarball. However, it'd be more convenient to ship upstream
source tarball directly. Is this OK to include in Fedora?
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