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Re: [liquidwar-user] Some Maps

From: Jan Gretschuskin
Subject: Re: [liquidwar-user] Some Maps
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 14:17:26 +0200

I read the GNU text, and I think it's ok.
You are allowed to put my maps into the game...

Here are the descriptions to the maps:

8 - Eight houses
rolz - Railroad 
hi - fight in the middle
muehle - Aim at it
tag - Three blocks
h -The great H


On 2 Jul 2002 at 5:56, Christian Mauduit wrote:

> , quoting them: "GNU's Not Unix"
> Liquid War is distributed under the terms of the GPL. I chose this
> license for various reasons, the main one being that I wanted LW to stay
> free and using the GPL is a good way to achieve this.
> The point is, you can compile, execute, read, study and share the source 
> code of LW. If tomorrow I decide to stop working on LW, anyone can take
> the work where I left it, and keep going. It's not even needed to ask
> for permission, the license states you can do it.
> But one of the forbidden things is "take a binary snapshot of LW, and
> put it for download under another license than the GPL". For instance
> a license which forbids you to share the program with your friends. 
> This way, any subsequent version of Liquid War - based on the current 
> code of course, one can always rewrite the program from scratch - will
> stay Free Software.
> But to ensure this, I need to be able to enforce the copyright if
> needed. For instance, if I see someone using LW's source code for a
> project which is released under a license which is incompatible with the
> GPL, I need to be able to say "eh, this is Free Software released under
> the GPL, you can't do that!". To do this, I need all the parts of LW to
> be released under the terms of the GPL, or at least a license which is
> compatible with it.
> As you are the author of these 6 maps, you're the copyright holder, and
> therefore choose under which license you distribute them. And I can't
> include these maps in LW's main distribution if they are not released
> under a license which is compatible with the GPL. Note that I don't
> force you to distribute them under the terms of the GPL, the choice is
> yours, but I won't include the files if I can't legally do it.
> FYI, there's a copy of the GPL in every LW package. It's called
> "COPYING" under UNIX and "readme.txt" (the one in the top-level
> directory) under DOS/Windows.
> Sorry about being so boring with this license issue, but this is very
> important to me.

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