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task #16428: Submission of imaze - multi-player action game for X11

Submitter:  David A. Redick <davidredick>
Submitted:  Wed 30 Aug 2023 06:33:20 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Wed 30 Aug 2023 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sat 30 Sep 2023 05:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  carlc Open/Closed:  Closed
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Mon 16 Oct 2023 07:11:32 AM UTC, comment #5: 

No response; cancelling.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Sat 16 Sep 2023 03:28:01 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Hi again David,

It's been a couple of weeks since I last wrote, so I wanted to check-in.

Are you still interested in proceeding with your request to host imaze at Savannah?

I will cancel this submission, so if you are still interested in working on this please reply back (even if just to say you are too busy to do it right now).

Thank you for creating Free Software!

Corwin Brust <carlc>
Site Administrator
Thu 31 Aug 2023 10:49:02 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi David!

Thanks for your application.  I'll be reviewing this with you, however i wanted to let you know that I'm somewhat new to applications review; TIA for your understanding if, for example, I take some time in replying.

To start with, can you please review and respond to Svetlana's questions and comments?  In particular, I don't understand the meaning of the "all rights reserved" language preceding the (BSD 3 clause plus protecting the name of the software from use by others, is it?) license.

Corwin Brust <carlc>
Site Administrator
Wed 30 Aug 2023 11:23:07 PM UTC, comment #2: 

9) I am assuming the group name will be 'imaze'. In the current submission it is named as 'Free Software'. I lack access to correct it; perhaps either the submitting author or the reviewer will have such access.

Svetlana T <svetlana>
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Wed 30 Aug 2023 11:21:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

1) For the information of the reviewer, the
https://github.com/david-a-redick/imaze/blob/master/Copyright) looks like The 3-Clause BSD License, and is also included in the attached .tar.gz file. (For the reference of the submitting author, the reviewers on this site don't visit github links.)

2) However I do not understand why in this file it includes the phrase 'All rights reserved.', which is not present in the example at <https://opensource.org/license/bsd-3-clause/>.

3) The following files are missing a copyright notice:


4) The following files are man pages which are missing a copyright section, example of which can be seen in 'man ls', for example:


5) I didn't check the sound files, or whether their format is sufficiently free, in the following location:


Note that sounds/README.md states `Sound files in format: Sun/NeXT audio data: 8-bit ISDN mu-law, mono, 8000 Hz` and this appears to correspond to <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_file_format> however there I also didn't find any information, not in a way that I understand, about whether this format is allowed in free software.

6) Regardless of the questions about sound files format, I believe each file should have either EXIF metadata detailing who the author is and what the copyright licence is, or a note about these sound files copyright in README.md, and I don't know which of these two are required by Savannah.

7) The following files contain copyright notices at the top of the file, which is good; however I do not understand why these copyright notices include the phrase 'All rights reserved.', which is not present in the example at <https://opensource.org/license/bsd-3-clause/>.

source/*.c and source/*.h

8) What is "pax_global_header"? It doesn't contain a copyright notice, and is outside of the main project directory.

Hope this helps with the reviews.

Svetlana T <svetlana>
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Wed 30 Aug 2023 06:33:20 PM UTC, original submission:  

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Registration Details

  • Name: Free software
  • System Name:  imaze
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: Modified BSD License (Moving from github.

Exact license:


A free and libre clone of the MIDI maze and Faceball 2000 game.

imaze is a multi-player network action game for TCP/IP with 3D graphics under X11 written in C.

Other Software Required:

X11 can be XFree86 or X.org

gcc or compatible

GNU Make or compatible

Other Comments:

Moving from github


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David A. Redick <davidredick>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-10-16 ineiev StatusNone Cancelled
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-09-01 carlc Summaryimaze - multi-player action game for X11 Submission of imaze - multi-player action game for X11
    2023-08-31 carlc Should be Finished on2023-09-09 2023-09-30
        Assigned toNone carlc
        SummarySubmission of Free software imaze - multi-player action game for X11

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