Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238526
tetris-bsd is 'illegal' and shouldn't be included?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Gnometris apparently isn't included because there are legal issues ("All Tetris
clones are illegal", see bug 84407 and bug 148883) so doesn't this mean that
tetris-bsd shouldn't be included either? Tetris-bsd even uses the name 'tetris'
The use of the name 'tetris' is an oversight and will be corrected shortly. As
for including the game itself, I've asked for some advice/clarification from the
Fedora community on whether this is allowed or not.
Well, I don't really know whether it's allowed or is illegal personally, I just
noticed that "All Tetris clones are illegal" was a quote a Red Hate developer
made in the other bug report.
Based on the discussion on fedora-devel-list and bug #224627, it seems that it's
enough to remove all user-visible references to tetris in the game, while the
game itself can remain.
This has been done in the latest bsd-games-2.17-20 release.