Cgtextures allows distribution of the model/scene as a whole if the textures have been customized for the model, which is the case here, I think. I used their textures for the tree bark, foilage, island grass and ground, the ivy and some moose.
If this really is a problem, I could look out for more liberal textures, but that and the customizing would take a whole while.
You are free to use it with any other models and shaders. But since this model is intended for being used as a replacement of the environment model I wanted to keep it simple. That’s why I didn’t use any shaders.
It seems like the folks at CGTextures can’t tell the difference between a game’s assets and the sourcecode. You can have an open source (sourcecode available) project with a different license for the assets (media).
Take all the Quake engines for example. They have released the sourcecocde under an open source license, while the assets are still not allowed to be redistributed, which makes sense as then they wouldn’t get any profit from their games as people would recompile their engine and use it with the assets.
I think this is also the case with some Panda3D sample models like the Tron model (Tron’s name and appearance is a trademark of Disney)?
Maybe CGTexures is trying to say you can’t relicense their textures under some open source (create commons) license.
Well… I only realized now that there’s no code. It’s just the model we’re talking…
I was thinking more along the lines of a sample like a Roaming Ralph with better graphics in which the code would be released in a open source license and the assets in a closed one. Like the Tron example redpanda mentioned.
Just to make myself more clear about all the license stuff, I think the model can’t be licensed in an open source license, but it could be shipped with, let’s say, an open source game having the assets under a closed license. I mean… we could have a license the asses and a different one for the code, right? I guess Lugaru did exactly that for some assets, iirc.
In this case, the “project” is the model itself, which wouldn’t make sense to open due to license limitations.
I just think maybe a nice looking demo / hello world tutorial could be released like the game case, clearly stating that the assets are closed. <-- Am I wrong here?