Free Software Commitment

Free Software Commitment

Version 1.0 agreed on February 11, 2020. Inspired by Debian Social Contract.

The developers of openage have created the openage Free Software Commitment.

Free Software Commitment for the Community of Free Software

  1. openage will remain 100% free
    We promise that openage and all its components will be free. We will support people who create or use both free and non-free works on openage. We will never make the system require the use of a non-free component.

  2. We will give back to the free software community
    When we write new components of the openage ecosystem, we will license them in a manner consistent with our guidelines. We will communicate things such as bug fixes, improvements and user requests to the upstream authors of works included in our system.

  3. We will not hide problems
    We will keep our entire bug report database open for public view at all times. Reports that people file online will become visible to others.

  4. We support users of free software
    We will support the needs of our users for operation in many different kinds of computing environments. We will allow others to create games using the openage engine without any fee from us. We will not object to non-free works that are intended to be used with the openage engine, or attempt to charge a fee to people who create or use such works. In furtherance of these goals, we hope to create a high-quality game engine with no legal restrictions that would prevent usage.

  5. Works that do not meet our free software standards
    We acknowledge that the openage engine can be used in combination with content that does not conform with free software standards. These content packages are not part of the openage project, even if they have been configured for use with openage. Users must conform to the licenses of the packages in these areas and determine if and how they can distribute the packages with openage on any medium. Although non-free works are not a part of openage, we support their usage.