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Solarus => Development => Topic started by: MajorLunaC on November 28, 2013, 07:53:36 pm

Title: Licenses Clarification?
Post by: MajorLunaC on November 28, 2013, 07:53:36 pm

I was wondering if there could be some clarification on the licenses for both games.

Code License: GPLv3
Mystery of Solarus DX Artwork License: Mixed  (original Solarus assets under CC-BY-SA, but the game also uses spritework taken directly the A Link to the Past rom)
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Well, first of all, the solarus_license.txt should be in the top most directory/folder of each game (NOT the  build/win32 directory/folder) and a copy of the correct GNU General Public License is supposed to be included with it, as mentioned in the text file.

Second of all, which sprites (in both games) are taken from the ROM? I'm not sure if others agree, but I for one would like to see the games fully open-source, not ripped. I can give it a shot myself, if I have some time to spare, but first artists need to know what needs replacing. It's best to replace them early too, before a ton of mods start using them.

It would be great if someone could come up with a list of the assets to be replaced, at some time.
Title: Re: Licenses Clarification?
Post by: Christopho on November 29, 2013, 09:22:13 am

Solarus (the engine) is licensed under GPL v3. There are licence files in the root directory of Solarus, including the full GPL v3:

The games use graphics and sounds from Nintendo so I did not put a license. You are right, I should at least put a license on original files.
There is already a project of ZSDX remake with free graphics and sounds: And your help is welcome! This project precisely tracks which files of ZSDX come from Nintendo and which one are original:
Title: Re: Licenses Clarification?
Post by: MajorLunaC on November 29, 2013, 07:34:47 pm
Wow! Thank you very much! I'll see what I can do.