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by Natureshadow
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:24
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

another idea could be adding an installer where you choose what version,mods,and tezturepacks could be added. Right now, the most important part is to break that darned "Minetest is cool, but I want a Minecraft server because none of my friends have Minetest" parole by providing a Minetes...
by Natureshadow
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:21
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

Hi, But this post is also about other ways of distribution - I have planned to build Minetest install CDs for Windows as well, containing an installer for the game and popular mods, and hand them out to kids I know so they can see that Minetest is a lot more than just a Minecraft clone. -nik That is...
by Natureshadow
Mon Sep 09, 2013 05:33
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

Hi, What separates LGPL from GPL? the GPL forces all derivative works to be under GPL again. LGPL says you can link against it as a library, without putting your code under GPL. In essence, Minetest's LGPL license allows for proprietary or differently-licensed mods - which created the chaos at hand ...
by Natureshadow
Sun Sep 08, 2013 22:53
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

How exactly is WTFPL not good? I don't see any problem with it. Some jurisdictions are still very unclear about open source licenses. As a Linux distribution, we have to make sure that the software we include can be legally distributed in all countries. This is why it is questionnable to include so...
by Natureshadow
Sun Sep 08, 2013 22:08
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

Hi, Is it a problem that all my mods have a "rolling release" model? I dont really maintain any releases, I just push to my repo and note something in the forum topic. It is not a problem. A well-planned release model certainly makes life easier for packagers. As far as Debian is concerned...
by Natureshadow
Sun Sep 08, 2013 20:54
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

PilzAdam wrote:
Natureshadow wrote:same license as Minetest itself, which is GPL version 2 or later
No, Minetest uses LGPL 2.1 or later.
Sorry, I mixed something up there. Corrected, thanks!
by Natureshadow
Sun Sep 08, 2013 19:45
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

To all mod devs: How to be a good upstream

Hi mod devs, during the last weeks, I have taken up the task of getting the most popular minetest mods into the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. This is quite important, as the availability of Minetest as a free (and great) alternative to Minecraft and other modern games within popular Linux distribut...