Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Question about other people's intellectual property
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 18:03:14
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Question about other people's intellectual property by Sven Vermeulen
On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 16:37 +0200, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 10:11:53AM -0400, Chris Gianelloni wrote: > > So basically, if I wanted to start working with some company to allow us > > to redistribute their IP in an official manner, as explained above, then > > I could do so, but the trustees would have to approve it, since it would > > be the Foundation that is the legal entity which actually receives the > > license, correct? > > See it as a license that the company writes for the Gentoo Foundation wrt > the copying and redistribution of that particular IP. The trustees need to > implicitly accept the license (the same way you need to accept the GPL > license on GPL software before you use the software). > > > I have been working on some new GameCD stuff, as you all are probably > > aware of by now. Well, I am getting to the point where I am ready to > > distribute it. The first GameCD that I wish to produce is an Unreal > > Tournament 2004 Demo GameCD. This was actually requested by Daniel > > Vogel and Ryan Gordon, both of Epic. Of course, this was requested way > > back in February of 2004, so I don't know if the offer still stands. > > Basically, I was going to contact Epic and see if they would grant us a > > license to redistribute the game in a modified (installed) form. I > > would also want permission to use their logos for the game and > > trademarks. > > > > Would anyone have any objections to me beginning to pursue this? > > Surely not :)
Consider the process started, then. -- Chris Gianelloni Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager Games - Developer Gentoo Linux


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