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Subject: Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately

Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-19

I'm not suggesting throwing them to the dogs, but really how much can we say
either way when we didn't create the artwork in question? At the very least
*we* should contact the creator of Gweled and let him know what's going on,
in case he's next in line, and see if he has anything helpful. Though if I
recall, weren't the original Gweled graphics SVG, which right there
disproves the fact that the files are simply ripped from the "official"
program?

On 4/18/06, Joseph Jones <bumpycarrot@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 4/18/06, Paul Louden <paulthenerd@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think it might be beneficial to take the highest resolution version of
> > each of our individual Jewels (the wonderful tiled BMP we've already
> got)
> > and the screenshot he provided with, cut up his jewels to align with
> ours,
> > and send that one image back with them exactly side by side so the
> > difference can be pretty clear.
> >
> > Another thing might be to mention that our graphics were provided to us
> > under a license (the GPL) and that therefor the provider of the graphics
> has
> > asserted that he has the right to redistribute them. I mean really, we
> > clearly didn't rip them from his game. But it's not a battle *we* should
> be
> > fighting whether they're too similar anyway, since we aren't even the
> > creators of said graphics, right?
> >
> >
> > On 4/18/06, ian douglas <id@w98.us> wrote:
> > > Adam wrote:
> > > > Might it be a good idea to email the author of Gweled ...
> > > > I believe Gweled already packaged with Ubuntu (and maybe other linux
> > > > distros).
> > >
> > > Well, it's not installed by default with Ubuntu, but is available as a
> > > downloadable package.
> > >
> > > The description from Ubuntu's "synaptic" package installer:
> > >
> > > "Gweled is a Gnome version of a popular PalmOS/Windows/Java game
> called
> > > "Bejeweled" or "Diamond Mine". The aim of the game is to make
> alignment
> > > of 3 or more gems, both vertically or horizontally by swapping
> adjacent
> > > gems. The game ends when there are no possible moves left."
> > >
> > > The 'about' dialog in the game says:
> > >
> > > Gweled 0.6
> > > This is a GNOME port of the PalmOS/Windows/Java
> > > game "Bejeweled" (aka "Diamond Mine").
> > > Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Sebastien Delestaing
> > >
> > > ... and only lists himself under the credits of the software.
> > >
> > > So I'm guessing that he's indeed had to deal with copyright issues
> > > considering that he's claiming copyright himself.
> > >
> > > And the icons in his game look just like the original game as far as I
> > > can tell.
> > >
> > > -id
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
> On the other hand, should we really be throwing other GPLers to the
> legal dogs? SInce it was Rockbox that was approached, shouldn't we try
> and stop the attack here, since we're so certain that the graphics are
> not similar enough?
>
> --
> Joe Jones
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Received on Wed Apr 19 00:15:50 2006


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