XYZ wrote:I made it together with Nimmrod. No copyright. Feel free to do what ever you want with it. The scenario is inspired by Sid Meiers Civilization II where it was possible to play a WWII campaign. We only choose a WWI and researched in the internet all the facts from that time.
Edit: we used the Europe map from the scenario section of Freeciv as matrix.
Thank you for your reply. The reason that I'm asking is that I'm interested in including your WWI scenario in Freeciv 3.0. To include it I need:
1) No objections from the other Freeciv developers.
2) Reasonable certainty that it is legal to include it.
I was asking about its origin to find out about its legal status. Based on your reply my (non lawyer) understanding is that the copyright holders are you, Nimmrod and the copyright holder(s) of Freeciv's Europe map.
Are you and Nimmrod OK with the scenario being distributed with Freeciv under Freeciv's license? What names would you like to be credited under? Your forum nick? You full name?
 Copyright is an artificial government created monopoly on, among other things, copying a creative work. The creator(s) of a creative work automatically gets copyright when creating it. The exact rights you get a monopoly on vary by jurisdiction. (In the USA the creator(s) can, in theory, make his (/their) work uncopyrighted in the USA
. The work will still be copyrighted in other nations.)
 A license is a copyright holder allowing someone else to copy, modify etc the work. Freeciv is licensed "under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2,
or (at your option) any later version". In summary it allows anyone to copy and modify your work as long as they too license it (and their modifications to it) under the GPLv2 or under a newer version of the GPL.