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[Bug-freedink] Some FreeDink news and a question

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: [Bug-freedink] Some FreeDink news and a question
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 22:17:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


Here's some news from the Dink packaging front, and a question about
the Dink icon :)

So, following your release of the Dink scripts and graphics under the
zlib license, I contacted several GNU/Linux distributions.  My overall
impression is that new packages take long to get reviewed and
approved, with lots of time spent on distro-specific policies.
However, there's already some progress:

- Stefan Dirsch, who already knew Dink, was extremely efficient in
  accepting my packages in OpenSUSE, and it's now available from the
  Games repository.

- ArchLinux packages the engine, but not the front-end or the data
  (Petteri Tolonen is working on it).

- I submitted packages for Debian and Fedora in their respective
  format/framework.  The review process involves fixing lots of
  details, hopefully this should be finished within a few weeks.

- I recently submitted packages to Gentoo (in yet another format ;))
  and I'm expecting a reply soon.

- I started adding replacements for the sounds, see
  I had some fun recoding Claude Debussy's RĂªverie and Franz Schubert
  Serenade D957 to MIDI from the public scores, using Rosegarden :)

And I have a question:

It's about a legal clarification for the Dink icon, dink.ico.

The Fedora reviewer checked the different licenses in use and saw the
Dink 32x32 icon came from the official Dink source (as part of the
VC++ project resources).

The license.txt mentions that the "Dink Smallwood Media" is not part
of the source release and not covered by the Dink source license.  So
he concluded that the Dink icon was maybe not covered by the license.
This looks bit far-fetched, but well if that's the only problem I
guess everything else is cristal-clear :)

Could you clarify if the Dink 32x32 icon in the dink107_source.zip
archive is covered by the free license from the included license.txt?

To make things easy, I added 'address@hidden', a public
mailing-list, in carbon copy.  You can reply to the list and I can
show your answer to the Fedora reviewer.

You can answer yes or no, I designed another quick icon in case
there's a problem.




*** Dink Smallwood Source License Information ***

This software is provided "as is" without express or implied
warranties. You may freely use, modify and distribute this
source provided that the copyright text below is included in
the resulting source code, for example:
"Portions Copyright (C) Seth A. Robinson, 1997-2003

You may use this source in personal and commercial products, you
are not required to release the source code.

Please note that sharing this source does not in any way relinquish interest or 
forfeit any rights enjoyed by
Robinson Technologies and Seth A. Robinson concerning the name Dink Smallwood 
and related media includeding graphics,
sounds, music, scripts and map data. (hereafter referred to as "Dink Smallwood 

Repackaging or distributing the Dink Smallwood Media in a modified format 
requires permission from
Seth A. Robinson.  Please consult the license included with the Dink Smallwood 
full version distribution for
more information.

Fastfile.*, ffcreate.*, dsutil.* and ddutil.* are copyrighted by the Microsoft 
Corporation and excluded
from the above license.

-Seth A. Robinson (address@hidden)

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