Don't forget to comment with a link to this submission on grafxkid's asset page that you based these on.
Search indexing isn't instant. It may take about a day before submissions will show up in search, but that mine asset is showing up in the 2D art section
2d art was correct.
CC0 is good but it doesn't require people to credit you. If you want credit, i recommend CC-BY or OGA-BY.
Oh. Ok... What is it you're looking for, then? Someone to help code a specialized web service?
you mean like the weekly art challenges we're doing right now? http://opengameart.org/forumtopic/weekly-challenge-share-the-love-due-fe...
If you wanted to jump on board with that, that'd be awesome. Heck, you should add to the suggestions for up-coming challenge topics. OGA would be a perfect place to host art challenges like that. If we're both promoting them, all the better.
@Trevor Lentz: hmm. Thanks for the heads-up. Looking into that now. If you don't mind, I'd like to (re)move these comments to the feedback forum when the issue is resolved; This is off-topic for the game jam. If you see more stuff like that, don't hesitate to drop me a PM. :)
Hmm... I was assuming that since the tool's author was using CC0 assets and did not specify any (other) license, he would give it the default license of CC0. That isn't an assumption I should make, though.
On the other hand, software tools do not typically change the license of the asset being derived. Using Photoshop on a CC0 picture doesn't make the picture subject to the Adobe EULA. Using a macintosh laptop to produce synth music doesn't force the resultant song to be under Apple's OS software license. Usually, the output's license is determined by the input's license plus any additional restrictions you, the user of the tool, are permitted to add (if you so choose). Is there reason to suspect this tool is any different?
I can usually find existing stuff on the site to get people started until they find an artist to work with, but this is a pretty tough one. There are plenty of guns to put in his hand, but the closest thing I could find to the character himself is http://opengameart.org/content/gangster-0 and http://opengameart.org/content/cruz-the-gangsta
Considering the components are CC0, and they are derived from CC0 components, In my honest opinion, stuff generated by that tool would be CC0. Good job connecting the dots. I couldn't find the relationship between macouno's parts and greyoxide's parts until you provided that link.
As for "concluding for sure that it can be used in a commercial game without legal risk"... well, my honest opinion doesn't cover that, I'm afraid. You'd want to talk to a lawyer for that kind of surety... or the author, macouno. But I know you already tried to contact him and have gotten no response. :(
Please Note that my original submission includet a 3d Art i did remove it due to license concernes.
Yes. I gathered as much since your subsequent responses. :) which is why I said "Maybe I'm not clear on what the goal is. When I first saw this, it was a 3D submission with a 2D jpg file as the only download."
"I changed the type to document now and attached nothing except the link. I am completely fine to post all links as document."
I'm glad you're willing to post it as a document, but it really shouldn't be a document. Sorry, I am not trying to make this complicated. Honestly, the first way you had it was the most correct. All it needed was a licence change, not an art type change. Which is why I said "Linking to a tool from a submission containing several examples of what the tool can create is fine. Posting a .blend file, then linking to the generator that made it is great... as long as the license is correct."
"This is not my battle."
Understandable. I apologize for the frustration surrounding this. You asked for help finding the proper license for the 3D components. Would you like me to continue looking? Or should I stop?
- "There are already several similar code/tool discussions under way in the General Discussion, 3D art and Programming forums. Is the site not allowing you to create a new thread?"
"I changed the type to document now and attached nothing except the link."
I'm... confused. You said "Please then open the forum discussion Medicinestorm", so I asked about the forums because I thought you were saying there was an error preventing you from opening a forum discussion yourself. You aren't required to open a forum discussion, I just figured if you wanted to share nifty tools, the forum would be a great place for that. Again, that suggestion was from before I realized you had originally had this as a 3D submission with 3D art.
"No. i was not [able to add tags after closing the error popup]"
How about now? The error should not occur any longer.
I realize this has been a mess of misunderstanding, but if you would like, I can restore it to it's original state (3D art with a .blend file, screenshot preview, and link to the tool) and it would be just fine... especially since it looks like you found the licensing information you were looking for (well done!). Let me know. :)