Bug#590734: simutrans: Non-free license terms
ansgar at 43-1.org
Fri Jul 30 03:52:04 UTC 2010
Mario Castelan Castro <marioxcc at gnu.org> writes:
> In this thread  the head developer "prissi" he states simutrans can't
> be sold:
>> This is there for historic reasons and since we really want to make
>> clear that _selling simutrans is not allowed_. The artistic licence
>> is not that strong in that aspect.
>> The author may do as he/she likes. I can write I put it under
>> artistic licence but _in addition_ to clause xyz I _explicitely forbid
>> selling_ of the compiled program unless a written note is given. This
>> is essentiall the same but with less legalese.
> [O]: http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=1865
If upstream intends to forbid selling even as part of a software
compilation, that would be indeed a problem for Debian. I added a
comment  my thread on the upstream forum.
Mario and Jordi, do you see any remaining problems if upstream applies
the changes I suggested? I really don't want to have to bother them
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