Bug 806596 - Review Request: opensonic - Game Based on the Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
Summary: Review Request: opensonic - Game Based on the Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
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Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-03-25 09:06 UTC by Minh Ngo
Modified: 2012-07-27 17:09 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-07-27 17:09:57 UTC


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Comment 1 Michael S. 2012-03-25 10:37:44 UTC
I am rather doubtful about the graphics tiles, they look like a lot like the original , at least for the playing characters : 
http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/home/screenshots.php

I am not sure if that's not a legal risk, can you get in touch with fedora-legal ?

Comment 2 Michael S. 2012-03-25 10:43:21 UTC
Ok, seems to be blocked, according to
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-games-list/2008-March/msg00002.html
( linked from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Games#List_of_games_we_will_NOT_package ).

So I put a block on FE-Legal ( per https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:Main#FE-Legal )

I guess the block can be lifted once the name is changed, and there is new original contents. Not sure if rpmfusion can be a solution for this one.

Comment 3 Minh Ngo 2012-03-25 10:52:20 UTC
Must I change the package name to push it into rpmfusion?

Comment 4 Michael S. 2012-03-25 11:09:39 UTC
I have no idea, you should see with them, there is good documentation on their wiki.

Comment 5 Graziano Pala 2012-06-20 11:40:19 UTC
My comunity and me have edited the Minh's specfile and create a rpm package for fedora. See this page http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/home/download2.php (section fedora)

Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2012-07-27 17:09:57 UTC
This is clear trademark infringement, not to mention the game art looking to be identical copies of the Sega owned properties. I cannot see any realistic way this could ever be acceptable for Fedora, except perhaps with Sega's explicit permission or with a massive overhaul.

Closing this as CANTFIX and adding it to the List of games we will NOT package.


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