Where to mirror non-free game data files
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Mon Jul 6 14:50:15 UTC 2009
Christoph Egger schrieb:
>> However, since game-data-packager will require some work to finally
>> support rott and since the upstream download location is still subject
>> to change arbitrarily, we need an intermediate solution to this issue.
>> Is it possible to mirror the rott shareware data zip file somewhere on a
>> Debian server where the download location will not change? Of course the
>> data is non-free, but according to the upstream license it seems to be
>> legally possible to mirror it somewhere as long as all files in the zip
>> are kept together.
>> I am currently thinking of <http://pkg-games.alioth.debian.org/tarballs/>
> If it is really distributeable, maybee you could have it placed in
> non-free? This would additionally simplify a lot, right?
Well, the upstream license is from 1994 and they distinguish e.g
between distribution "as part of a hardware or software bundle, or on
CD-ROM" which requires signed written persmission and "by
online-service" which does not require such written permission, plase
see the attached VENDOR.DOC (ascii file, never fear!).
So I think it's OK to "have it lying around" but I don't know if it's
OK to actively distribute it by the Debian package management.
Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath
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