Bug 238526 - tetris-bsd is 'illegal' and shouldn't be included?
tetris-bsd is 'illegal' and shouldn't be included?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bsd-games (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Wart
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Reported: 2007-04-30 23:45 EDT by vfiend
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 17:12:11 EDT
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Description vfiend 2007-04-30 23:45:33 EDT
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'
unlike gnometris.
Comment 1 Wart 2007-05-01 00:52:14 EDT
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.
Comment 2 vfiend 2007-05-01 01:24:42 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Wart 2007-05-01 17:12:11 EDT
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.

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