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Vavoom, GPL and Heretic?

Mon, 07 Mar 2005 19:20:43

CheapAlert

Iirc, Heretic and Hexen weren't under the GPL license but under a more restrictive license, and I was wondering if Vavoom used code from it, or have it's own in ways like the Strife emulation. Doom Legacy has a similar case but they're using actual Heretic code <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://bugs.debian.org/264816">http://bugs.debian.org/264816</a><!-- m --> Just curious <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 07:59:41

Janis Legzdinsh

Yes, they are not compatible, but what can I do? And I don't think anyone in Raven cares.
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 09:56:53

RambOrc

The last people who cared about the old fantasy games at all left Raven long ago.
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 13:40:53

Janis Legzdinsh

I found a post by Kenn Hoekstra of Raven software saying that Heretic and Hexen source code is public domain now. <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 14:41:47

RambOrc

I wish the same would happen to the rest of the game too, so both KA and Korax' Heritage can be run w/o any external wadfiles.
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 17:05:26

Janis Legzdinsh

We can, if we replace all of the graphics, sounds an music with free ones.
Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:44:20

CheapAlert

[quote="Janis Legzdinsh":163kd73l]We can, if we replace all of the graphics, sounds an music with free ones. Hence the existence of FreeHeretic <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> but it's not hexen though <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> Raven does agree about making their code GPL, but it's Activision that needs to be convinced.

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