Bug#461659: warsow: New version of warsow possibly non-distributable.

Alain Baeckeroot alain.baeckeroot at laposte.net
Tue Jan 22 09:54:16 UTC 2008

Le mardi 22 janvier 2008, Vincent Fourmond a écrit :
>   Hello,
>   Seems I've completely missed the point in my first post.
> On Jan 21, 2008 10:26 PM, Andres Mejia <mcitadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >    3. You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, sell, participate
> > in the transfer or sale or reproduce, create Derivative Works from,
> > distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the Material
> > released under this License unless expressly permitted by the Warsow
> > Team.
> >
> >    4. You may freely distribute the Warsow archive/installer
> > unmodified on any media. You may re-compress using different archival
> > formats suitable for your OS (i.e. zip/tgz/rpm/deb/dmg), any changes
> > beyond that require explicit permission of the Chasseur de bots
> > association.
>   This two points are contradictory: 3 says no one can distribute, 4
> says it's fine to distribute if you don't touch anything. Moreover,
> there are two different groups mentioned in here: the 'Chasseurs de
> bots association' and the 'Warsow Team'. We'd better take this to
> debian-legal. To me, it looks like a very badly-written license with
> ambiguous clauses.
>   Cheers,
>       Vincent
You missed the link given by  Andres Mejia:

I copy here:
Question from player:
The Warsow code is GPL'ed, the Warsow content is proprietary.
Why is the content proprietary?
Who thinks it is desirable for the content to be proprietary and
what is the reason for that thinking?

Regards, qubodup

Answer from one Team member:
The authors think it. It's our right and we don't have to give any reason to anyone.

Topic closed.

This is very clear :(

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