Choosing games for the upcoming gaming tournament (free data or not?)
The planned gaming tournament is going to be organized jointly by Nuxified.org and Cluenet.org. It's purpose is to promote Free Software gaming as well as have some fun and bring some excitement to our communities. Since it would promote Free Software games the consensus is for all games included in this tourney to be Free Software (Free as in Freedom not price or beer or vodka. ). However there is a bit of a disagreement regarding data files considering that data is not necessarily defined as "software".
So we have two choices:
- 1. Accept games with data not under licenses which can be defined as "Free" per the Free Software definition"
- 2. Not accept games with data under such, according to FSD, non-free licenses.
Now I know to some of you the whole talk about licensing is probably tedious and boring, but it is part of what made GNU/Linux world we all enjoy so much as exciting as it is, so perhaps you can bear as much to express an opinion and vote.
So if we choose number 1 we can choose from a bit more broad set of games because we can then use games which have a Free Software engine yet require "shareware" data. An example of this is Quake1 and Quake4.
If we choose 2 then Quakes are pretty much out (we're left with OpenArena and Nexuiz which are still quite good), but we can be say that all of the games we use in the tourney as completely Free in both freedom and price so this brings us and observers quite a bit of clarity. We then don't have to depend on shareware sources.
So, what does everyone think? What shall it be?
Edit: Once it becomes clear what our choice is feel free to also add suggestions for games that we should include.