Permissions for using Floris as a basis for your mod
The Floris Mod Pack is a compilation of a lot of other mods, along with a lot of our own work. We not only provide the source, but give you the possibility with the Dev Suite to recompile the entire mod with your own adjustments. Of course we'd like to see the fruitations of your work, and incorporate good ideas!
But when you publish a mod that uses resources from other people, you need to have permission. A lot of the resources that are used in Floris are OSP (Open Source Project): this means that you can use these resources freely for non-commercial use, as long as you give the original authors credit (altough I recommend checking their pages out: sometimes there are additional conditions, like informing the author that you use their mod). But not every mod used by Floris is OSP. This means that for some mods you need to ask permission from the original authors.
Of course, when you create just some new txt-files (like when you create a new troop tree, or adjust some item/troop stats, or make a new script, or make a translation) and just publish it like that, without the rest of the pack incorporated into your download, you don't have to ask permission from everyone. But if you do incorporate resources from the pack, you need to ask permission.This means that when you use resources from Floris, you can't just use the Dev Suite, make your own mod and publish it without going through the following steps:
- Check what you use. What items do you use? All of the ones from Floris? Or just a few? And what about the music, sounds, textures...
- Check where it's from. From what mods did those items, textures, music, scripts and so on come?
- Ask permission. If stuff you're using is coming from non-OSP mods, you'll need to obtain permission to use it. Sometimes this can take a while, for not every mod author checks the forum regularly.
- Credit the mods and their authors. Once you've got permission, you should give credit where credit is due.
It can be daunting to check what item comes form where, but if you've got the names of the items/sounds/music tracks/etc you can always check with me (but do take into account that it might take some time for me to check). If you use everything from Floris, you can of course just ask permission from all the mod authors listed as non-OSP.
The list with all the resources used in Floris, and thus what mods are OSP or not, can be found over here: Forums.taleworlds.com