[SDL] Porting Games
ben at fictiongroup.de
Tue May 11 14:09:09 PDT 2004
> I'm sure most of u r porting masters.
> I wanna port a game "Sven Bomwollen" to linux. Is it legal to port the
It should be okay (there are ports of quite a lot of games, after all),
as long as you don't
> ...include Phenomedia (creator of the original game) logos and
> so on.
Um, yeah, that. You can't do that, without their permission. Copying the
game concepts ("cloning" the game) should be okay, but you can't use
their artwork! Or names, or level designs... anything they have
copyright on. Note that most Linux clones have their own artwork, names
etc. (Forzen Bubble, for example). If you're thinking of commercial
ports, like Loki did, they were exactly that: commercial.
> But I think my port will be open source.
That's great, but respect people's copyrights! Neither being gratis nor
libre will allow you to circumvent that.
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