Greater Good Agreement
All patches and works currently
in the public domain which somehow work to enhance Falcon 4 may have copyright
issues (real or imaginary) believed by their authors. The F4UT respects
the authors and the work they have done. However, all work done in this
realm is in actuality the altering of previous work, or at best, a developed
modification designed to work within the framework of someone else's work.
This circular reality makes the individual copyright issues surrounding
the vast number of publicly available modifications to Infogrames F4 IP
murky at best.
The time required to determine the correct stance for each modification
within the letter of the law would only serve to abolish any chance to
complete the goals of the F4 Unified Team. This would not best serve the
F4 Player-community. So in the interests of the F4 player-communities
greater good, the F4UT's policy on copyright is one of a broad brush.
F4UT will use any and all modifications currently available in the public
domain to complete its task of full integration to the best of its abilities.
Our goal is to create the absolute best version of publicly available
F4 for the player community where terrains and cockpits and data and all
other quality modes are seamlessly combined into one single, easy to use
All previous authors of work upon which the F4UT's work is based will
be given credit to the best of our ability to recognize their efforts.
Any author whose work is used in the F4UT "SuperPAK" project has the full
right to join the team and influence the outcome of this project. The
only requirement is that they agree fully to the new team's doctrine and
sign all the required documents required for participation.
The F4 Unified Team recognizes that this policy will be challenged with
a thousand opinions. The time required to debate our policy would take
time away from the greater good (which is the act of creating this SuperPAK
in the first place). So as a matter of Policy, no member of the F4UT will
attempt to defend or comment on this policy. The policy will speak for
itself and any member of the F4UT, by signing this document to become
a member, has agreed to this policy.
I,___full name______________________, understand and will abide by this