On Wednesday 19 January 2005 17:25, Curtis L. Olson wrote: > Durk Talsma wrote: > >Another thought: There are some other hangar pages out there like the ones > >made by David Culp and Wolfram Kuss. Would it be an idea to add a link to > >these pages at the bottom of the aircraft download page? > > > >Presumably we can't merge these pages due to licence incompatibilities... > > Sure, if someone can send me current links and if those pages are > currently maintained, I'll definitely link to them from the aircraft > download page. > > Curt.
Personally i think that it is not a good idea to advertise aircrafts for FlightGear that are not free. Here's the reason why: Advertising none free aircrafts or scenery addons on the flightgear website could lead to a common behaviour that people tend to not release their aircrafts or addons under the GPL license when other more restrictive ways like simple Freeware licenses are possible and accepted. This has also many other disadvantages like: - you can't modify or correct the aircrafts, scenery addons etc. - aircrafts and scenery addons might get outdated or incompatible to newer versions of FlightGear - users are forced to collect their aircrafts and scenery addons from different places, which is a bad thing, because it is extremly cumbersomely and annoying. MS Flight Simulator people know what i am talking about. FlightGear should make use of the fact that it is open source, it allows users to get everything in one piece without the hassle to visit hundreds of different websites. - the amount of GPL'd flightgear data like aircrafts and scenery would grow slower when simple freeware addons are okay and linked to on the flightgear website. That's why i think we should refuse to advertise none GPL'd aircrafts and scenery addons for flightgear on the flightgear website. BTW: I saw that there is a GPL'd Boeing 707 and Raytheon T-6A Texan II on Dave's hangar website, could these two aircrafts be added to the main flightgear website and ftp servers? http://home.comcast.net/~davidculp2/hangar/hangar.html Best Regards, Oliver C. _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel 2f585eeea02e2c79d7b1d8c4963bae2d