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by xtifr
March 22nd, 2014, 9:47 pm
Forum: Music & Sound Development
Topic: Source code for Wesnoth music?
Replies: 20
Views: 5743

Re: Source code for Wesnoth music?

Yes, we mostly seem to be in violent agreement. Just a couple of minor points: I brought this up because your paragraph "you don't have the [legal standing] to demand the source code" seemed to be irrelevant, as no one was doing that. The original post that started this thread seemed to be doing exa...
by xtifr
March 20th, 2014, 11:31 pm
Forum: Music & Sound Development
Topic: Source code for Wesnoth music?
Replies: 20
Views: 5743

Re: Source code for Wesnoth music?

[T]he text of GNU GPL (any version) makes no distinction between data and code. And in fact, the idea that data can be code and code can be data is a cornerstone of modern computing. GNU GPL instead is based on a notion of "derivative work" from copyright law which focuses on the intellectual herit...
by xtifr
March 20th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: Music & Sound Development
Topic: Source code for Wesnoth music?
Replies: 20
Views: 5743

Re: Source code for Wesnoth music?

Music (and art) are data! Not code. And Wesnoth is not unique. There are thousands of programs licensed under the GPL which treat images and sounds as data, not code, and do not include the "source". The GPL is very clear about code. It is not so clear about data. But the precedent of the thousands ...
by xtifr
August 5th, 2013, 2:59 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Technical Questions related to open source software and art
Replies: 29
Views: 5102

Re: Technical Questions related to open source software and

FWIW, images are not code , and the GPL specifically refers to code. I don't want to get into a legal debate (and not just because the mods said not to), but I will point out that lots of GPL'd code comes with images, including code from the FSF, who wrote the GPL in the first place. Wesnoth may hav...
by xtifr
November 3rd, 2012, 1:56 am
Forum: Developers’ Discussions
Topic: Another stolen Wesnoth graphics report
Replies: 37
Views: 17774

Re: Another stolen Wesnoth graphics report

The GPL requires that derivative works be licensed under the GPL. Not just the bits that were borrowed--the whole thing. And if your work is licensed under the GPL, you can only distribute it if you provide source. So no, simply having a notice somewhere that the graphics are GPL'd/free would not be...
by xtifr
February 3rd, 2012, 9:10 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Water Graphics in 1.9/1.10
Replies: 71
Views: 12820

Re: Water Graphics in 1.9/1.10

Indeed, let me be another voice saying that, with the possible exception of the ford, I find the new graphics a vast improvement. Putting them side-by-side only emphasized, to me, how much of an improvement the new graphics are. As for the ford, I'm not particularly fond of either version, and would...
by xtifr
January 15th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: [STATUS] Forum/MP server login changes for Wesnoth 1.10
Replies: 12
Views: 12034

Re: [STATUS] Forum/MP server login changes for Wesnoth 1.10

I think there might be a misunderstanding of the word "throwaway address". Perhaps, in theory, but I've never heard of a throwaway address provider that didn't offer some option to route around in need, to address just such problems. Checking Wikipedia, I see the following: * Spamgourmet (the grand...
by xtifr
January 14th, 2012, 11:58 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: [STATUS] Forum/MP server login changes for Wesnoth 1.10
Replies: 12
Views: 12034

Re: [STATUS] Forum/MP server login changes for Wesnoth 1.10

The use of throwaway addresses is discouraged since it may create a security problem or make it impossible to help you if you ever need to reset your password. Can you expand on this point? I've never heard of any security issues related to throwaway addresses, and the password-reset issue can easi...
by xtifr
October 19th, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Campaign art - The Rise of Wesnoth
Replies: 385
Views: 61108

Re: Campaign art - The Rise of Wesnoth

The portrait of Aryad, like the portrait of Logalmier, has the cloth of his tunic below the belt folding horizontally, rather than vertically as one might expect, for no apparent reason. With Aryad, though, the fold is so large and straight that it either seems like there must be another belt there,...
by xtifr
October 14th, 2010, 10:02 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Campaign art - The Rise of Wesnoth
Replies: 385
Views: 61108

Re: Campaign art - The Rise of Wesnoth

Don't bats already have a decent set of animations? That may or may not be worth taking into consideration. As for Logalmier, wow. simply awesome! The only quibbles I have are that the cloth in front of his groin seems to be hanging strangely. Plausible, but odd. I'm also confused by the stripe in t...
by xtifr
September 20th, 2010, 8:54 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Bridges
Replies: 237
Views: 24821

Re: Bridges

The se landing is much better, and you can consider my earlier (peanut-gallery[1]) crits to be withdrawn, but the east side of the new n/s looks funny to me. I can tell what you were going for, but it doesn't convince my eye. There's a line that goes straight up and down which visually disconnects t...
by xtifr
September 18th, 2010, 8:37 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Bridges
Replies: 237
Views: 24821

Re: stone bridge

Made the se slope just barely darker. Really just barely. Added the ne-sw version. I'm not entirely sure why, but something in shading of the se landing seems to me to suggest that it twists, very slightly, towards the south, at the very end. Looking at the other landings in your most recent exampl...
by xtifr
August 25th, 2010, 1:41 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Kitty's random stuff: The South Guard
Replies: 375
Views: 80197

Re: Kitty's random stuff: TB: Arne+Bjarn / DM: Methor+young

THe way the book and robes are positioned on young delfador is making it really hard for me to read it correctly. I'm unable to determine which way his torso is facing. Hmm... I think it may be the wand-holding arm: maybe it's a bit too much to (our) left? It feel like he has his elbow stuck in his...
by xtifr
August 25th, 2010, 1:30 am
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: Portraits: Drakes
Replies: 212
Views: 25380

Re: Portraits: Drakes

Minor possible issue--the flameheart somehow seems to me to look more like a human-in-costume than the other drake portraits. It's not easy for me to be sure why, but I think there are two factors. One, the bottom edge of the wing seems oddly even and too perfectly parallel to the ground. To me, thi...
by xtifr
August 17th, 2010, 2:43 am
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Swamplings Art Thread - comments greatly appreciated
Replies: 154
Views: 22008

Re: Swamplings Art Thread - comments greatly appreciated

Your club choice is rather interesting ... at first I thought it was a scythe but then realized there is a kind of bird skull on top. How would this work out in reality, would the beak not get in her way? I thought it was a war pick or mattock, stylized to look like a bird's skull, in which case, t...