Does JoshProd have a special licensing agreement with Cryptic Allusion?

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Does JoshProd have a special licensing agreement with Cryptic Allusion?

Post by mrneo240 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:27 pm

Just wondering if Joshprod has a license to distribute KallistiOS or if they are in GPL violation.
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Re: Does JoshProd have a special licensing agreement with Cryptic Allusion?

Post by |darc| » Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm

KOS is not GPL. It's 3-clause BSD license.
All of the documentation and software included in the KallistiOS Releases
is copyrighted (C) 1997-2016 by Dan Potter, Lawrence Sebald, and others (as
noted in each file).

Copyright (C) 1997-2016 KallistiOS Contributors. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. Neither the name of Cryptic Allusion nor the names of its contributors
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
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Re: Does JoshProd have a special licensing agreement with Cryptic Allusion?

Post by BlueCrab » Tue May 21, 2019 6:54 pm

Yeah, it's not GPLed, so it can be used in closed-source stuff; otherwise, much of the commercial homebrew out there would be in violation of the license, including Feet of Fury (which was coded by Dan).

That said, using it without acknowledging its use, including the license, and including all of the appropriate copyright notices is still not technically following the license. I have no idea if that is happening in this case, but it has been something that many commercial homebrew games have been quite lax about doing.
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