kbender
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat 24 Mar 2018, 22:55

Re: Year Zero Engine

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 17:14


I have send a request to Fria Ligan, if it is OK. It could be nice to have all translations in the same place. And of course your Polish translation is welcomed
Hi,
It is a great Idea, I have also sent question regarding translation to the Fria Ligan, let's see what they say...
 
fmitchell
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 06:27

Re: Year Zero Engine

Thu 09 Jan 2020, 11:52

I have a question on YZE OGL: the engine is the base system, but can a specific rule by another game be used under the OGL?
While I'm neither an employee of Fria Ligan nor any sort of copyright expert, I think it's permissible to reproduce rules in your own words under normal copyright, at least in the U.S.. (Copying text from copyrighted rules, on the other hand, is plagiarism and a big no no.)

If a word, phrase, or block of text is listed as "Product Identity", then under the OGL you can't use it ... but Product Identity is usually listed at the beginning of the document (EDIT: or the license at the end), and all I see in the YZE document is boiler plate for someone else to insert their own Product Identity.  For safety's sake you might want to avoid specific terms from other games, e.g. "Dark Between The Stars"; call it something else. "Action Points" is a general term used in unrelated RPGs, so it might pass muster.
 
rik
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 12:48

Re: Year Zero Engine

Thu 09 Jan 2020, 14:12

I have a question on YZE OGL: the engine is the base system, but can a specific rule by another game be used under the OGL?
While I'm neither an employee of Fria Ligan nor any sort of copyright expert, I think it's permissible to reproduce rules in your own words under normal copyright, at least in the U.S.. (Copying text from copyrighted rules, on the other hand, is plagiarism and a big no no.)

If a word, phrase, or block of text is listed as "Product Identity", then under the OGL you can't use it ... but Product Identity is usually listed at the beginning of the document (EDIT: or the license at the end), and all I see in the YZE document is boiler plate for someone else to insert their own Product Identity.  For safety's sake you might want to avoid specific terms from other games, e.g. "Dark Between The Stars"; call it something else. "Action Points" is a general term used in unrelated RPGs, so it might pass muster.

Ok, I’ll work on this project 😌
 
kbender
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat 24 Mar 2018, 22:55

Re: Year Zero Engine

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 00:45

Got my translation to polish ready - I just want to make one re-read and to ask someone else to check it (to fix all the things I've missed).

Still no answer from FL-staff if it's legal or not, but... I'll assume if it's my non-commercial translation...
 
User avatar
Tomas
Site Admin
Posts: 4492
Joined: Fri 08 Apr 2011, 11:31

Re: Year Zero Engine

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 16:51

I have a question on YZE OGL: the engine is the base system, but can a specific rule by another game be used under the OGL?
While I'm neither an employee of Fria Ligan nor any sort of copyright expert, I think it's permissible to reproduce rules in your own words under normal copyright, at least in the U.S.. (Copying text from copyrighted rules, on the other hand, is plagiarism and a big no no.)

If a word, phrase, or block of text is listed as "Product Identity", then under the OGL you can't use it ... but Product Identity is usually listed at the beginning of the document (EDIT: or the license at the end), and all I see in the YZE document is boiler plate for someone else to insert their own Product Identity.  For safety's sake you might want to avoid specific terms from other games, e.g. "Dark Between The Stars"; call it something else. "Action Points" is a general term used in unrelated RPGs, so it might pass muster.

Ok, I’ll work on this project 😌
Hi!

Yes, it's fine to create your own version of rules from other YZG games not included in the OGL, but not to copy them word by word. Only text in the OGL may be copied word by word.

As for the translations of the OGL - sure, go ahead. :)
Fria Ligan
GZIP: Off