few months ago, I filed bug 3031348 about re-licensing the test files.
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=d … tid=805424
It hasn’t generated much (well, any) discussion, so here I am.
Most of the data files used for automated tests are under the following license:
Copyright 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike license.
See license file or http://www.creativecommons.org for details.
This license is not considered free-enough by debian, so the test files cannot be included in the debian
package, and thus the tests cannot be ran automatically.
Could Sony (Markus?) re-license them with a less restrictive license? For instance using the same license than
the software, or maybe Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) v3.0?
As one would expect from test files, most of these are very simple and are probably not an asset for Sony.
Maybe one could even consider that the files were released under the MIT license altogether with the rest of collada-dom, but that their copyright notice wasn’t updated to reflect that? (this seems contrived but none of the license.txt files scattered through the repository ever mentions a creative commons licenses).
Here are the copyright details for the files in dom/test/1.4/data:
badFile.dae Sony CCNCSA
badSkew.dae Sony CCNCSA
clipPlane.dae Sony CCNCSA
crankarm.dae Sony CCNCSA
cube.cstm Sony SCEA
cube.dae Sony CCNCSA
cube.dae.gz Sony SCEA
duck.dae Sony CCNCSA
externalRef.dae Sony CCNCSA
extraTest.dae Sony CCNCSA
quotesProblem.dae Sony CCNCSA
Seymour.dae Sony CCNCSA
sidResolveTest.dae Sony CCNCSA
uri.dae Sony CCNCSA
If somebody gets the approval for re-licensing, I’m volunteering to update the copyright notices accordingly.