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Ticket #15592 (assigned)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

License section in terms of use incomplete

Reported by: auria Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: SUPPORT PEND Cc:
Private: no

Description

I am referring to this :

https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sitelegal/wiki/Terms_of_Use#CodeLicensesGrantedtoGeeknetandOtherUsers

While the documentation clearly states which licenses are acceptable for source code, most software will also have data files - especially games. The current definition of acceptable licenses is that of the OSI terms, which require that the source code be provided - this is clearly not feasible for music, sound, 3D models or bitmap images. Licenses like Creative-Commons-BY-SA 3.0 are more appropriate to that kind of content (and are DFSG-compliant so by strict standards are also considered open).
I would therefore appreciate if the terms could be updated to clarify this ambiguity

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords SUPPORT PEND added
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned

Hello,

Thank you for this inquiry, I'm passing your inquiry on to our legal team for clarification. I'll let you know when I hear back from them.

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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