[Sugar-devel] Possible copyright infringement in activities.sl.o
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Oct 11 04:10:13 EDT 2010
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 15:09, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Gabriel Eirea <geirea at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, we have the same problem at ceibaljam.org.
>> The thing is, these games are being uploaded by 13-yr old kids. They
>> discovered how to package activities in two ways:
>> 1) using Pippy's "export as .xo" function. They download games from
>> pygame.org and copy them at the right place in one of Pippy's
>> generated xo files.
>> 2) using Flavio's flash wrapper
>> This simply requires putting swf files in a folder and zipping the xo
>> I think it is a very interesting result, but I agree it is difficult
>> to make them understand about licenses and such. We had to take down
>> many projects from ceibaljam.org because of this. I contacted them and
>> tried to explain the situation.
>> ¿Anyone has any suggestion on how to proceed such that we don't
>> discourage them to hack further?
> Maybe we should encourage them to set up their own hosting site and in
> the process establish their own guidelines for what they consider
> publishable. Having to be personally responsible for establishing such
> guidelines will be a great opportunity for them to learn. (In my
> experience it is often the case that when the children are in the
> position of establishing the rules, they end up with a very
> conservative framework.)
Sounds like a good idea, Google sites could work?
>> 2010/10/9 Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz>:
>>> Hi all,
>>> This morning, I tested juegos_flash-2. It's just a sample of free (no cost)
>>> flash games from the Internet. I don't think Sugar Labs is be allowed to
>>> distribute them.
>>> Apart from these legal concerns, I also have some ethical ones. The package
>>> includes a game that teaches users how to mix cocktails. Another one of the
>>> activities is called "Smack your ex".
>>> Here are my raw notes from the session:
>>> ## juegos_flash-2
>>> - coloured icon
>>> - flash would wouldn't render the chess board at the start
>>> - seems to be a compilation of non-free flash games from various sites
>>> - gnash gave me English menus, everything else in Spanish
>>> - "Penales"
>>> - "All rights reserved Flashfooty.com" FTW
>>> - games failed to load after 20 secs
>>> - "Penales2"
>>> - "Games1.com" Ad ??
>>> - in English
>>> - selecting a team didn't seem to do anything
>>> - "EncontrarObjectos"
>>> - failed to load in < 20 secs on XO-1.5
>>> - "Bar"
>>> - "Welcome to our pre-party cocktail mixing game for cocktail
>>> connoisseurs... or not as the case may be!" - omg, it's actually
>>> a game about alcohol consumption
>>> - kinda cute, in it's own way. Provides instructions along the way,
>>> which is what I had expected from spirolaterals
>>> - "Cocinarpizza"
>>> - seemed unresponsive to the XO's mousepad
>>> - "Ajedrez"
>>> - argh, flashing chess game again
>>> - "Futbal"
>>> - ran very slowly
>>> - when missing a goal, the text is "undefined"
>>> - "Tesoro"
>>> - loaded well, a little slow on XO-1.5
>>> - teacher seemed to be silent
>>> - "Pes2002"
>>> - heavily screen flickering (gave up after 20sec)
>>> - "Bolos"
>>> - failed to load once "Play" was clicked"
>>> - "QueHariasConTuEx"
>>> - from "whackyourex.com"
>>> - game does what it says
>>> Regards, Tim
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