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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: ComArilou on October 07, 2005, 09:00:34 pm



Title: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: ComArilou on October 07, 2005, 09:00:34 pm
Hi everyone.

I have played uqm first time at year 1994. Few years ago i found ugm re-make.
And NOW i noticed that there is a forum where i can discuss about this game...

And i Joined to you, *happy campers*. I hope i enjoy my stay here.

BTW. Im from Finland


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Arne on October 08, 2005, 02:03:47 am
Moi mukulat! Perkele kansiotasku!

Sorry that's all the Soumi I know.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: meep-eep on October 08, 2005, 02:40:26 am
Your hovercraft is full of eels?


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 08, 2005, 03:36:56 am
Mine is too. Comes from living so close to the water.
Welcome to the UQM board.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Novus on October 08, 2005, 01:24:04 pm
Your hovercraft is full of eels?
Here, I don't think you're using that thing right. The way I read the phrasebook, he's saying something like "I will not buy this record, it is scratched.".

I think we ought to tell him he isn't paying for UQM, just to make sure he doesn't demand his money back.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 08, 2005, 03:50:43 pm
That brings to mind a question. Is it legal to sell UQM? I
mean if I download the files, burn some CDs and put it in
a nice CD case...maybe with a star map, is there anything
to prevent me from selling the product?

Personally, I'd rather point people to the website and tell
'em to download it for free. This is just a "for instance" question.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Novus on October 08, 2005, 05:29:00 pm
That brings to mind a question. Is it legal to sell UQM? I
mean if I download the files, burn some CDs and put it in
a nice CD case...maybe with a star map, is there anything
to prevent me from selling the product?

Personally, I'd rather point people to the website and tell
'em to download it for free. This is just a "for instance" question.

As usual, the following is my interpretation, not a lawyer's. Trust this at your own peril.

The UQM code is under the General Public License, which states that you are allowed to sell the program (modified or unmodified) as long as the buyer receives the source code or you offer the source code at a charge no higher than the costs of copying the source code. Also, you may not limit the buyer's rights as granted by the GPL to modify and distribute the program.

The UQM content is under a separate license:
Quote
    The content -- voiceovers, dialogue, graphics, and music -- are
    copyright (C) 1992, 1993, 2002 Toys for Bob, Inc. or their
    respective creators.  The content may be copied freely as part of
    a distribution of The Ur-Quan Masters.  All other rights are reserved.

In other words, if you want to sell an unmodified UQM to people, just put the UQM installer, content packages and source code on a CD and sell it. Starmaps are a separate matter if you haven't made them yourself; I suggest getting the mapmaker's permission to distribute the map first.

For the exact terms, read the file COPYING from the UQM directory.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Dillrat on October 09, 2005, 08:29:34 pm
Welcome to the party of happy campers.


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Arne on October 10, 2005, 03:46:37 am
I think what I said means "Hey lads/small people, [swearword] plasticfolder with orange(fruit)-like surface".


Title: Re: New Poster to UQM forum
Post by: Novus on October 10, 2005, 04:07:38 pm
I think what I said means "Hey lads/small people, [swearword] plasticfolder with orange(fruit)-like surface".
Close. More like "Hi, [plant] bulbs! Damn folder pocket!", although "mukulat" can also be interpreted as obsolete slang for "kids".