timbo still alive?
I also talked to Timbo...
Talked to him on IRC. Didn't know he isn't active anymore.
I now understand that noncommerical-use-only licenses might be problematic when it comes to Linux distributions which are sold on disc or releases of Tremulous with gaming magazines, etc.
I also found the mail from evillair which Timbo released on the Forums some years ago and am going to reference it when I include textures from evillair in a Tremulous map. Same goes for ydnar textures which I currently don't use (thanks for the link).
I'm still confused about sound samples which are released under "CC Sampling Plus" (https://reativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/
). Since I just sample them as defined in the license I should be allowed to release my derived sound files under whatever license I like but still I'd need to attribute the original author which I would do in my map's readme file. Am I getting this right or is there a problem I didn't consider?
Also I wonder if media licensed under the more relaxed CC-BY license (w/o SA) could be included into Trem. Normally it should be possible to mix CC-BY and CC-BY-SA as long as any result is released under CC-BY-SA but I'm not sure if the wording in COPYING would allow it.
I'm sorry if I got anything wrong, I'm no lawyer after all. Still I would like to handle things correctly and maybe retain the chance to contribute to the official 1.2 release.