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bug#28193: tome4 tiles are nonfree?

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: bug#28193: tome4 tiles are nonfree?
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:52:12 -0500
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Christopher Allan Webber writes:

>> Thanks for bringing this to our attention.  The GNU FSDG requirements
>> for non-functional data are relatively permissive:
>>   Non-functional Data
>>   Data that isn't functional, that doesn't do a practical job, is more
>>   of an adornment to the system's software than a part of it.  Thus, we
>>   don't insist on the free license criteria for non-functional data.  It
>>   can be included in a free system distribution as long as its license
>>   gives you permission to copy and redistribute, both for commercial and
>>   non-commercial purposes.  For example, some game engines released
>>   under the GNU GPL have accompanying game information—a fictional world
>>   map, game graphics, and so on—released under such a
>>   verbatim-distribution license.  This kind of data can be part of a
>>   free system distribution, even though its license does not qualify as
>>   free, because it is non-functional.
>> https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html#non-functional-data
> Oh, I didn't realize that.
>> I cannot tell from the text above whether restricting the use of game
>> graphics to a particular game is permitted by the GNU FSDG.  I think we
>> should ask for clarification from the address@hidden mailing
>> list.  Would you be willing to ask?
>>       Mark
> Sure, I can ask.

I haven't heard anything back.  I'm assuming it's probably fine, given
the FSDG quoted above.  Closing!

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