Dennis Schridde schreef: > Am Mittwoch, 15. November 2006 10:37 schrieb Giel van Schijndel: > >> Dennis Schridde schreef: >> >>> Am Montag, 13. November 2006 20:27 schrieb Dennis Schridde: >>> >>>> Updates on Warzone Licensing. >>>> >>>> As you can read in the forwarded mail Virgil is still in touch with Alex >>>> McLean and I am optimistic that there will be good results for us. >>>> >>>> As we probably don't want to wait with the 2.0.5 release till February >>>> (even though it was delayed for loooong allready), I think it is best to >>>> get some readme's and license files written, >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> which say that we are in touch >>>> with Alex and working on getting the clear statement from him that >>>> everything released on 06.12.2004 in that file is GPLed >>>> >>> Per meant on IRC that it would probably be better to not say anything >>> about that in the readme/license for now, but give it as a present when >>> it happens that we get the statement. >>> >>> Sounds reasonable so far, question is what do we want to tell instead? >>> Some distros were unsure whether to include the data or not due to the >>> legaly unclear state, so it probably won't help if we say we distribute >>> it under the GPL even though we can't be sure it is, would it? >>> >>> Do we want to inform them of our doings in this case or just wait till we >>> get a response from Alex? (And hope we get it at all, otherwise we are in >>> no clearer position as before, besides the fact that we know we >>> distributed something as GPL which till then is not.) >>> >>> --Dennis >>> >>> PS: Sorry Christian that I forgot to write this earlier and you allready >>> worked out a proposal. :( >>> >> I think we should inform everyone that the current legal state of the >> data is unclear. Simply because this is the truth. We should not claim >> it is legal to distribute it under GPL while we aren't sure that it is. >> > So you proposal for the license file? I was at school at the time of writing that mail so didn't had a lot of time. Attached however I have a proposal.
If you have any form of (constructive by preference) criticism on it, please do say so. PS My keyboard is dying so there might be some typos in there (especially the b and n characters, independently from case that is). -- Giel
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