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by Mantar
Sat May 30, 2020 17:17
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 230
Views: 2227

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

Under what license am I allowed to use and redistribute a FOSS compatible license? Details depend on the license, but for GPLed stuff, it should remain under the GPL unless you negotiate a deal with the copyright holder(s) to relicense. (perfectly feasible for a small project with one or two develo...
by Mantar
Wed May 27, 2020 17:09
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 230
Views: 2227

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

That's an argument from authority. Whatever his personal feelings may be, they're not an argument one way or another.
by Mantar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ContentDB is doing its own thing!
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: The ContentDB is doing its own thing!

-My opinion is that copyright applied to software is a way to make it easier for an author to control what is done with the software.
"Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes control over other people's lives; and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult." - RMS
by Mantar
Thu Apr 16, 2020 17:15
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Petz [v13.21] [petz]
Replies: 1010
Views: 47835

Re: [Mod] Petz [v8.30] [petz]

Public discords, as a rule, are terrible. They're like a race to the bottom, and always seem to devolve into nasty cliques full of lonely, bitter people who snipe at everyone and everything. Best to just avoid them entirely.
by Mantar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 18:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4058

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

This discussion is going hopelessly on a tangent for no reason
I can agree to that. I see no benefit in continuing to hash it out.
by Mantar
Sun Mar 01, 2020 18:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4058

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

who decides this is "different"? The law? Courts have upheld the right to reverse engineer for decades. The main difference between the GPL and those "contracts" you have to click through on proprietary software is that the GPL is actually a license -- it grants you a permission that the law does n...
by Mantar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 18:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4058

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

sofar: I think we're talking past each other. You don't own the copyright to software just because you paid for it, but your average software license isn't worth the bytes they're stored in. They don't grant you permissions to do anything that you aren't already allowed to do under the law, and usua...
by Mantar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 16:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4058

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

sofar: That was a direct quote from the article, see the end of "Default licensing---proprietary, all rights reserved" sorcerykid: You're right in general, but when it comes to software specifically, distribution is the key. "Adaptations" (stuffing someone else's code into your own work) won't get y...
by Mantar
Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)
Replies: 46
Views: 4058

Re: How to pick a license (in under 5 minutes time!)

The Ars Technica article does perpetuate the notion that "Technically, you don't ever "buy" software, even when it's boxed up in a physical store. What you're actually purchasing is a license to use the software" -- which is a misconception that proprietary software vendors have been pushing for age...
by Mantar
Sun Feb 16, 2020 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolerated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2143

Re: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolera

GPL/LGPL cases rarely ever go to court, because it's open-and-shut and ironclad. You either follow the terms of the license, or admit you're infringing copyright. Trying to find a loophole is a potential angle, but the FSF lawyers were very careful to allow none.
by Mantar
Fri Feb 14, 2020 20:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolerated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2143

Re: Why are the proprietary ad-infested Android forks tolera

Yes, putting ads in doesn't necessarily violate the user's freedom; those clients are generally obeying the license terms. If users actually WANT to use the adware version, then that means the official client either needs to be improved to match whatever tweaks went into the adware version to make i...
by Mantar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 18:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Minetest android client sucks!
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: The Minetest android client sucks!

My experience trying to get it to work was that it was awful, broken, and unusable, and the solutions suggested here were no solutions at all. I'm not at all surprised the ad-infested forks are more commonly used, as they appeared to actually work. It sounds like it's actually gotten better, but the...
by Mantar
Wed Jan 29, 2020 19:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D
Replies: 109
Views: 15251

Re: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D

But an engine "switch" for the project won't, I think, happen within this same project but as a newly incepted one. I gotta say, it's been my experience that it's ALWAYS faster and better to rewrite in place than to start over from scratch. If the code is sanely designed to be modular, it's far eas...
by Mantar
Thu Oct 24, 2019 18:04
Forum: Partly official engine development
Topic: [DEV] The horrifying "rebase needed"
Replies: 18
Views: 3635

Re: [DEV] The horrifying "rebase needed"

If you don't want to rebase, you can close it and make a new PR. Git's cherrypick function may be helpful for pulling the commits from your broken PR branch to a new, clean one.
by Mantar
Thu Oct 03, 2019 15:37
Forum: WIP Mods
Topic: [Mod] Dragons & Wyverns [0.11] [draconis]
Replies: 25
Views: 3551

Re: [Mod] Dragons & Wyverns [0.11] [draconis]

Wyverns having 2 legs and dragons 4 is pretty much a D&D thing, historically the distinctions were not clear and simple. D&D did a lot of that in systematizing mythology for gameplay use, turning broad and often nebulous mythical concepts into narrow categories with simple, concrete rules.
by Mantar
Mon Sep 02, 2019 17:53
Forum: Problems
Topic: New GPU, less FPS
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: New GPU, less FPS

I use the latest amdgpu Pro driver I've heard of people having weird performance issues with the Pro driver before, maybe give the regular amdgpu driver a try. Just because it says "Pro" doesn't mean it's better, the "pros" who develop ATI/AMD's official drivers have always been pretty poor at thei...
by Mantar
Sat Aug 24, 2019 20:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do I stop the OpenSource ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2092

Re: Why do I stop the OpenSource ?

This really would be solved if the original FOSS software had more visibility. That's more or less true, though I don't think it's visibility that's the main problem. People like "free" and can go pretty far to get it. These forks are competing with free, so to get people to pay or watch ads, they ...
by Mantar
Wed Jul 31, 2019 17:10
Forum: Game Discussion
Topic: [Game idea] Evolutiontest-- From Africa to Alpha Centauri
Replies: 20
Views: 1939

Re: [Game idea] Evolutiontest-- From Africa to Alpha Centaur

"Evolutiontest" is a working title, and I'm thinking of changing it to "Dawn" or "Evolution." Gonna throw out "The Test of Time" as a suggestion. For you non-English speakers, it's a common idiom. Something is said to have "stood the test of time" if it's remained important over the years and not g...
by Mantar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 18:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your screenshots!
Replies: 9471
Views: 1201293

Re: Bridge too long, send help.

I thought making a 3KM+ bridge was a good idea. I was wrong. I finished the bridge top part, but I'm making each pillar now. I already built 12 of them… but I need 320 of them… The best for the end… even when I will be finished with the 320 pillars, I'll have to do another bridge of the same size n...
by Mantar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 19:23
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Petz [v13.21] [petz]
Replies: 1010
Views: 47835

Re: [MOD] Petz (petz) [mobs_redo|mobkit] (v1.0)

runs wrote:Wolves!
Looks like a bulldog to me.
by Mantar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 18:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D
Replies: 109
Views: 15251

Re: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D

Absolutely, refactoring existing code is virtually always better than trying to get a whole new codebase up and running.
by Mantar
Sat Jul 06, 2019 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D
Replies: 109
Views: 15251

Re: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D

Mapgen shouldn't be linked to the graphics engine in any way. I mean I guess it's possible, I haven't looked at the code for that, but that would be a weird decision on the behalf of the devs. Off the top of my head early in the morning, I imagine you're probably looking at display, input, model loa...
by Mantar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 18:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minetest is boring (clickbait) A few thoughts about Minetest
Replies: 89
Views: 4744

Re: Minetest is boring (clickbait) A few thoughts about Mine

It's the nature of free open source software. I'm not so sure about that. It seems like the problem isn't that it's open source, it's that very few people around here have a clear, defined vision of what this game is supposed to be. That's a problem with most non-commercial game projects. (And even...
by Mantar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 18:45
Forum: Modding Discussion
Topic: What if there was a mod that gave Minetest a story?
Replies: 36
Views: 1595

Re: What if there was a mod that gave Minetest a story?

Wait, Minecraft has a story?