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by maqifrnswa
31 Jan 2014, 23:01
Forum: General
Topic: Splash screens
Replies: 55
Views: 12028

Re: Splash screens

Not sure why legality is an issue that's being discussed... Bethesda is well aware of this project, they have been for some time. If they ever thought it would infringe on some sort of copyright they could/would have acted a long time ago. Hell, Gstaff responded himself when asked about formulas ir...
by maqifrnswa
30 Jan 2014, 23:59
Forum: General
Topic: Splash screens
Replies: 55
Views: 12028

Re: Splash screens

Wait, can we make mods for OpenMW that can't be used in Morrowind that *don't* distribute any Morrowind assets? Maybe I'm dense, but why not? Isn't that what the example suite is, in a way? If the example suite uses some feature present in OpenMW that wasn't in Morrowind (different scripting langua...
by maqifrnswa
30 Jan 2014, 23:57
Forum: General
Topic: Splash screens
Replies: 55
Views: 12028

Re: Splash screens

I'm not a lawyer, but i play one on the internet: You just described an obvious copyright violation. Either the moderator doesn't understand licensing and copyright, or beth waived their copyright (or gave you an implicit license to distribute). That statement has been reiterated multiple times bot...
by maqifrnswa
30 Jan 2014, 14:22
Forum: General
Topic: Splash screens
Replies: 55
Views: 12028

Re: Splash screens

Well I have made a mod in wich I distribute ALL vanilla textures. Talked to a moderator (who actually got in touch with me because he was curious why I have taken down the mod) and he couldnt see the problem. There is not problem at all with distributing Morrowind assets in a Morrowind mod , its be...
by maqifrnswa
27 Jan 2014, 17:57
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Mod packaging and repositories
Replies: 50
Views: 9940

Re: Mod packaging and repositories

Debian repos would work because they use HTTP for downloads if I remember correctly. You can browse the mirrors with any browser since their contents are indexed. I've written something up and I'll post a detailed thread this evening. You can set up your own private .deb repository too, especially ...
by maqifrnswa
26 Jan 2014, 19:13
Forum: Infrastructure
Topic: News has many many many typos
Replies: 26
Views: 7416

Re: News has many many many typos

I look forward to sirherrbatka weekly updates, and I never felt they detracted from the professionalism of the project. In fact, historically, I have found them to be quite professional. Release announcments are professional statements, wierdsexy's videos are done professionally (he tries to walk th...
by maqifrnswa
23 Jan 2014, 19:19
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OpenMW PPA full of treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: OpenMW PPA full of treasures

both projects look awesome, and both would be great for Debian/Ubuntu. My plate is full at the moment too, but they look very interesting. Maybe I can try packaging those in a few weeks. How things normally work is that the software is packaged into Debian, and Ubuntu pulls from debian. It's somewha...
by maqifrnswa
22 Jan 2014, 02:26
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Mod packaging and repositories
Replies: 50
Views: 9940

Re: Mod packaging and repositories

As far as I know if no license is supplied you can do whatever the hell you want since there's no grounds for legal action. Speaking as someone who's studied copyright, I can confirm that this is absolutely untrue. In most jurisdictions, not specifying copyright is keeping all rights reserved. Ther...
by maqifrnswa
21 Jan 2014, 19:56
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Mod packaging and repositories
Replies: 50
Views: 9940

Re: Mod packaging and repositories

As far as I know if no license is supplied you can do whatever the hell you want since there's no grounds for legal action. Metadata licenses are a good idea however, if only for visibility and not cluttering the folder with text files. That is not true, and it is very important. If no license is s...
by maqifrnswa
21 Jan 2014, 04:33
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Mod packaging and repositories
Replies: 50
Views: 9940

Re: Mod packaging and repositories

I think the idea is if effort is going to go towards getting directory layouts/file formates under control, you might as well try getting licensing under control. Licensing is so important, and many mod devs just don't know it exists or understand how it can help their mods.