torcs version 1.2.3 is available, will attach a slightly enhanced spec file
which avoids inclusion of non-opensource artwork by default.
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spec file for version 1.2.3 of torcs-data
Note that you need to change the package release (in Release: and %changelog)
from -0.nils.1 to -1 or whatever. And I meant to write "torcs-data" in the
initial comment of course ;-).
Just saw the updated torcs-data in extras-commits, perhaps a changelog entry
mentioning that you removed non-free artwork could be added? Perhaps you can
make use of the macros I did in the spec file with which you can easily rebuild
the package with the non-free stuff if so desired. I've also included a
copy'n'paste version of the "Free Art License" most of the stuff is licensed by.
Created attachment 110926 [details]
Free Art License (copied and pasted)
I did already put in the %changelog that I removed the non-free sources.
As for that non-free part, I'm planning on creating a separate package that I'll
put on freshrpms.net, where all the dodgy stuff I package goes.
For the license, you say "most of the stuff", do it mean that not all is under
that license? I had a hard time finding info about what license all the data was
released under on the torcs website. Looking at the original websites where the
"non-free" cars were taken from, I did see terms like not being able to
distribute the artwork for a fee, which is why I removed them, but I assumed
from the website that all the data still there was under the GPL. Is it Free Art
License instead, then?
I found that the XML describing cars' parameters is GPL in many cases while
apparently the rest (the artwork, models, textures, etc.) is this Free Art License.
OK, so I'll include the Free Art License as %doc in each sub-package for the
next versions. What would you suggest changing the "License:" tag to? "GPL/Free
Art", or maybe just "Free Art"?
I'd use "GPL and Free Art License" just to avoid confusion -- it's not
alternatively the one or the other, but both.
I've just commited these license changes to CVS. Please check and let me know if
you see any possible further changes to be done.