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    Public Engine3 without time restrictions

    Public Engine3 without time restrictions

    April 2015
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    Public Engine3 without time restrictions


    In an attempt to prevent further fragmentation of SWG community and to ensure that everything is free and available to everyone, SWGEmu is ready to remove any time restrictions from our Engine3 for all those that go open source and make all their stuff available to any and all SWG Emulator communities. Further more we are changing the license of Core3 to AGPL as well, which in turn will force everyone using our code to either go open source or stop using our code.


    We are already in the process of setting things up, more details on how to apply and obtain time restrictions free Engine3 will be posted in following weeks.


    We are all here because we love this game, so lets make SWG happen, together. Free SWG for everyone, everywhere.


    DISCLAIMER: Core3 license is likely to change after 1.0 open-source release.


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    Love this...... Real open source.....

    If more people pull on the same rope, all the better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasko View Post
    Love this...... Real open source.....

    If more people pull on the same rope, all the better

    That's the general idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasko View Post

    If more people pull on the same rope, all the better
    Only if all people are pulling in the same direction.

    I still have faith in our Community though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nee2earth View Post
    Only if all people are pulling in the same direction.

    I still have faith in our Community though.
    So do I.

    I'm guessing your doing this so you can at least get some momentum in the same direction.

    Might need some managing as to the direction your hoping for people to pull in. Requests, info, questions and real management......Help (not teaching). Or at least dialogue.

    Your dangling the biggest carrot to make this work. I hope people can see that and respond accordingly.....I will.
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    This is a great announcement. Big shout out to the SWGEMU team for this decision. Long live SWG!
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    Real smart move. Good job guys!
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    People who believe this is to benefit private server development are delusional


    Forcing, not asking, peoples work to suddenly become open source seems alot to ask especially since some of those servers have been around for years.


    Considering how many projects have used leaked source as feature boosters, which is readily available as many of you know, Im not sure why making servers like bloodfin go open source would benefit anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livy2K View Post
    People who believe this is to benefit private server development are delusional


    Forcing, not asking, peoples work to suddenly become open source seems alot to ask especially since some of those servers have been around for years.


    Considering how many projects have used leaked source as feature boosters, which is readily available as many of you know, I'm not sure why making servers like bloodfin go open source would benefit anyone.

    I agree , while this is a good idea overall , how will this be enforced? it could bring negative attention to the project if you try to force it . the implications of this are deep for sure... I'm glad it was done though , maybe DEV things will go a bit faster now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IxeStarwind View Post
    I agree , while this is a good idea overall , how will this be enforced? it could bring negative attention to the project if you try to force it . the implications of this are deep for sure... I'm glad it was done though , maybe DEV things will go a bit faster now.
    Legal actions, where applicable.

    PD: The license change is not retro-active, code released prior to the license change is still under GPL and not AGPL
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    This is such a huge positive for the community as a whole.

    It 'forces' us all to have better information.
    It 'forces' us all to have better communication.
    It 'forces' us all to use the most stable code.
    It 'forces' us all to examine post-1.0 features and a way to make those available to any server that wants them.

    It also enables us to come together and help each other in a way that should always have been there. So many great minds out there doing great things. So many new and creative ones that need fostered and encouraged. And we could all us a bit of help from time to time.

    My question is.. who doesn't want to see this finished? I do. I wanna play!!!

    Today is just the first step. Still a lot to be done. Forums, guides, communication channels and contacts...
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    What about the risk of the project potentially pulling from this new open source pool from private servers only to find out later down the line it was originally ripped from leaked source code?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Livy2K View Post
    What about the risk of the project potentially pulling from this new open source pool from private servers only to find out later down the line it was originally ripped from leaked source code?
    IANAL but I think if such a thing would happen the code would need to be reverted, and the original commiter would be liable of code theft.

    We will be drafting a CLA(contributor license agreement) soon for new commits, like many other open source projects have, to protect the project from this kind of actions.
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