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Re: Battle for Wesnoth relicensing


From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Battle for Wesnoth relicensing
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:37:11 -0700
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Pete Chown <address@hidden> wrote:
> - ESR is suggesting using the NoDerivs option from Creative Commons.  
> Since Wesnoth as a whole is a derived work of its media files, I could 
> imagine this making it illegal to distribute the game at all.  The same 

It may be a "derived work" (whatever that is), but as long as it is not 
a derivative work, it is probably OK.  I haven't looked at the source to 
this game, but generally artwork and sounds for a game are distributed 
as separate files.  The game as a whole would be a collective work that 
contains many separate works: the game code, the individual works of 
art, and the individual works of sound.  Distributing them all together 
would fall under the "mere aggregation" part of GPL.

-- 
--Tim Smith


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