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Comment: From a legal/liscensing perspective (Score 1) 354 354

by Bratmon (#47846679) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Here's what happened, taking away people's motivations and leaving only the legal/software stuff.

There are 3 distinct projects:
1. The Minecraft server, in this case decompiled. It has a proprietary license, and Mojang have been tacitly allowing it to be distributed.
2. Bukkit, a GPL library that could theoretically handle plugins for many Minecraft like games, although it's really only useful for Minecraft.
3. Craftbukkit, which statically links both Bukkit and Minecraft.

Now, here's the relevant section of the GPL FAQ, where it states that you cannot distribute a GPL and a proprietary program statically linked together.

A contributer to Bukkit (not Craftbukkit) for certain reasons blew the GPL whistle, and had Craftbukkit taken down for GPL violations.

Comment: Re:best buy (Score 1) 178 178

by Bratmon (#36805728) Attached to: <em>Chain World</em> &mdash; Innovative Game Design Sparks Debate

On the morning of February 24, Rohrer took a break from coding and pedaled to the local Best Buy. He paid $19.99 for a 4-gigabyte USB memory stick sheathed in black plastic.

He overpaid.

But he got a good deal on the extended warranty.

Does it cover holy wars? How about volcanoes?

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.

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