can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

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can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

Post by argonvegell » March 13th, 2018, 12:19 pm

Hello, I wish to share Wesnoth's soundtrack to the Morrowind Nexus modding community to be used within the Morrowind game as game music.

Case in point, I have shared 0 A.D.'s soundtrack in Morrowind Nexus, here's the link: https://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/45113

According to 0 A.D., their soundtrack is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 license which allows me to redistribute their songs without asking their permission, as long as I give them credit and distribute the songs under the same license or a similar free license.
See here: https://play0ad.com/media/music/

Can I also do this with Wesnoth's music? And can I convert the songs from .ogg to .mp3? Because Morrowind's game engine will not read .ogg music files.

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Re: can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

Post by Sapient » March 15th, 2018, 6:10 am

Here is the relevant section on the wiki:
https://wiki.wesnoth.org/Wesnoth:Copyri ... tributions

Please don't consider this an official answer, but if I am reading and interpreting it correctly, it means you are free to distribute all the official music in current versions of Wesnoth according to the terms of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Our community manager Vultraz may be able to provide more clarity on that point.
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Re: can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

Post by Pentarctagon » March 15th, 2018, 6:39 am

As far as I'm aware, all the current music aside from the new Return to Wesnoth track are still under the GPL.

The key part being:
All visual and audio assets are licensed under either the GNU GPL v2 or later, or the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0.
since I don't think anyone has gone and asked any of the previous music contributors about re-licensing their songs to CC BY-SA.
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Re: can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

Post by argonvegell » March 15th, 2018, 11:42 am

Thanks for the replies, the music that I will be sharing is the Core Music found here: https://github.com/wesnoth/wesnoth/tree ... core/music

Thanks, I will be messaging the community manager Vultraz on their opinion on this, thanks.

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Re: can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

Post by argonvegell » March 19th, 2018, 11:50 am

I have already private messaged community manager Vultraz, I haven't received a reply.

Based off my understanding of the GNU General Public License v2.0, I am allowed to distribute and modify the songs, in this case, I am modifying the songs, converting ogg to mp3, and the converting software I am using is Audacity.

GNU General Public License v2.0 - https://tldrlegal.com/license/gnu-gener ... license-v2

Anyway, I will go ahead and share the music in Morrowind Nexus and I will provide a link to the mod here.

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Re: can I share Wesnoth music in Morrowind Nexus?

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