Possible recommendations for new audio contributors?

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MikkoM
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Possible recommendations for new audio contributors?

#1 Post by MikkoM » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:53 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:Although I have a copy, there's no mention of releasing it to the project, so without approval form the creator, I can't redistribute it.

Quoted from here: http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1407

Is this a common problem with older audio contributions? And if so, should we recommend that new audio contributors would leave some contact info, an email address for example, on their forum profiles? This way we would have some way of contacting them, if for example our licenses change, or it isn`t clear if they agree to publish their work in FreeOrion? Or do we already have this contact info, since registration to the forums requires a working email address? We could also recommend that they would state clearly when they post a track or a link to a track on FreeOrion`s forum, if they approve that the track can be used in FreeOrion.

I wasn`t sure where to post these questions, since they seemed a bit unofficial for the Info and Official Policies topic, so I started a new one.

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Re: Possible recommendations for new audio contributors?

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:12 pm

MikkoM wrote:...should we recommend that new audio contributors would leave some contact info, an email address for example, on their forum profiles? This way we would have some way of contacting them, if for example our licenses change, or it isn`t clear if they agree to publish their work in FreeOrion? Or do we already have this contact info, since registration to the forums requires a working email address?

Forum admins have access to the email address used to register an account, so we don't need another as long as the registration one isn't a throwaway / unmonitored spambucket.

I'd rather not need to send such an email though...
We could also recommend that they would state clearly when they post a track or a link to a track on FreeOrion`s forum, if they approve that the track can be used in FreeOrion

Having submitters note explicitly that they release their contributions under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 would be best. They don't need to specifically mention FreeOrion in such a note, and indeed doing so makes no difference, since anything released under a compatible license can be used by us, and anything used by us must be released under a compatible license.

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Re: Possible recommendations for new audio contributors?

#3 Post by MikkoM » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:47 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:Having submitters note explicitly that they release their contributions under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 would be best. They don't need to specifically mention FreeOrion in such a note, and indeed doing so makes no difference, since anything released under a compatible license can be used by us, and anything used by us must be released under a compatible license.


Could we, in some form, include this request to our wiki Audio page?

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Re: Possible recommendations for new audio contributors?

#4 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:20 pm

MikkoM wrote:Could we, in some form, include this request to our wiki Audio page?

Done.

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