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Thread: Dink Src License v2

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    Ok, I've gone through and separated the random comments and the license to make things clearer.

    It also occured to me that a lot of the verbage I used to protect Dink from being exploited isn't really required, as long as the copyrights are respected.  If someone can't legally distribute repackaged media or infringe upon the name, there is very little exploiting that can be done.  Not enough to worry about.

    Here is the simplifed and much shorter license.  Any comments?

    *** 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 © 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 including graphics,
    sounds, music, scripts and map data. (hereafter referred to as "Dink Smallwood Media").

    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.c and ffcreate.c are copyrighted by the Microsoft Corporation and excluded from the above license.
    Seth A. Robinson
    Robinson Technologies

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    Looks good.
    --WC

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    Hi,

    This looks good, very liberal (BSD style w/o any advertising clauses).

    Thanks!

    -- Christoph

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    Cool

    the overall game is good except i hate the bug big bug so every time i have to go through that i stop playing so i never get to play the hunt part of the game.. tooo scary bugs..
    email me at
    little_dozen@hotmail.com

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    GPL, use GPL or LGPL.

    I think it would be better than just a self mae license.

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    My BSD style license is so open, anybody could take it and GPL it. (one group has already done this)

    For joe programmer who wants to make a few changes and release his own RPG (let's pretend it was well-written and a great RPG engine) with his own security system and sell it, being GPL'ed would be a BIG stumbling block.

    He'd be better off starting from scratch so he could OWN his code, keep it private and be able to sell it or give it away later.

    LPGL is great, but imho really only suits things that can be cleanly modularized and won't need many project specific custom changes, such as sound system, rendering system etc.
    Seth A. Robinson
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Seth @ Oct. 23 2003,6:33)]For joe programmer who wants to make a few changes and release his own RPG (let's pretend it was well-written and a great RPG engine) with his own security system and sell it, being GPL'ed would be a BIG stumbling block.

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    Woa! Thanks man.

    I didn't know you kicked so much ass. I mean, free code as in freedom and as in free beer.

    Thanks for the drink buddy!


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