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Postby DAE_JA_VOO » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:41 am



Oh, my bad.

I could have sworn they said friday though...

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Postby 1VexD » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:29 am

........So this means that theres gonna be a Uplink 3!?!?!?!?!?
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Postby t00py » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:55 am

So when are you going to release the source code under GPL?
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Postby Adnurak » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:27 am

If Uplink's source code was released under the GPL, everyone could freely download it, modify it, and redistribute it, and even sell their modified copy if they so wished. All of IV's competitors and their grandmas would be selling uplink clones saying 'BETTER THAN UPLINK' or 'PLAY THE ORIGINAL'.

Not very nice. Besides, though I'm a FLOSS fanatic, I still support these guys. There aren't many people who make such games now.
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Postby welterde » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:46 am

Adnurak wrote:If Uplink's source code was released under the GPL, everyone could freely download it, modify it, and redistribute it, and even sell their modified copy if they so wished.

but only if they include their modified sourcecode in the copy
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Postby Digital-NW » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:16 am

@welterde

Have you ever actually read the GPL licensing information? -_-
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Postby KingAl » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:31 am

GPL FAQ wrote: The GPL does not require you to release your modified version. You are free to make modifications and use them privately, without ever releasing them. This applies to organizations (including companies), too; an organization can make a modified version and use it internally without ever releasing it outside the organization.

But if you release the modified version to the public in some way, the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the program's users, under the GPL.

Thus, the GPL gives permission to release the modified program in certain ways, and not in other ways; but the decision of whether to release it is up to you.
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Postby welterde » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:25 pm

Digital-NW wrote:@welterde

Have you ever actually read the GPL licensing information? -_-


Have YOU ever read the GPL? or did you mix it up with the LGPL?
Because what i meant is, that if someon would start selling products based on GPL-Products, they have to give everyone, who has bought, their product, access to their sourcecode, which has to be GPL in that case
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Postby Montyphy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:52 pm

welterde wrote:
Digital-NW wrote:@welterde

Have you ever actually read the GPL licensing information? -_-


Have YOU ever read the GPL? or did you mix it up with the LGPL?
Because what i meant is, that if someon would start selling products based on GPL-Products, they have to give everyone, who has bought, their product, access to their sourcecode, which has to be GPL in that case


You may have meant that but that's not what you wrote. You said "only if they include their modified sourcecode in the copy". There is no "if" when the code is covered by GPL. So perhaps you are the one who is confused since you have now made two contradicting statements.
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Postby welterde » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:33 pm

Montyphy wrote:
welterde wrote:
Digital-NW wrote:@welterde

Have you ever actually read the GPL licensing information? -_-


Have YOU ever read the GPL? or did you mix it up with the LGPL?
Because what i meant is, that if someon would start selling products based on GPL-Products, they have to give everyone, who has bought, their product, access to their sourcecode, which has to be GPL in that case


You may have meant that but that's not what you wrote. You said "only if they include their modified sourcecode in the copy". There is no "if" when the code is covered by GPL. So perhaps you are the one who is confused since you have now made two contradicting statements.


what i meant was, that they only can sell patched GPL'ed stuff, when they include the modified sourcecode
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Postby Adnurak » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:24 pm

Did any of you actually notice the hidden link in KingAl's post amongst all your bickering?

Here it is if you guys missed it: http://www.xkcd.com/c225.html

xkcd comics rock the world.
And why argue over open source license agreements? Let those corporate suits do it, so they can get plenty of headaches, then ending up consuming so much coffee and aspirin they end up wildly reacting with each other, giving them some kind of cardiac arrest which puts them out of their (but mainly our) misery.
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Postby Rkiver » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:02 am

Corporate suits....Introversion?

Bwuahahahaha
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Postby muaddib84 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:23 am

I'm just amazed that people still thinks a sequal will come even tho it's stated it will not. LOL
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:07 pm

I'm not as I have learnt the truth of it.

People are generally fucking idiots.
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