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Re: doom source GPL'd

Andre Majorel <amajorel@teaser.fr> wrote:
> Please by all means use the latest semi-public beta (no link from the
> home page) http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/yadex/yadex-1.1.0.tar.gz.
> Yadex 1.0.1 is severely obsolete. Now that I'm done with DeuTex, I hope
> to resume work on Yadex and release v1.1.1 this month. Let me know how
> it goes for you.
> I would also love to see the following utilities packaged :
> - xwadtools (ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/idgames/source/xwadtools-*.tar.gz)
>   A large collection of Doom hacking utilities, including an editor,
>   tkwadcad. Definitely a must.
> - DeuTex (http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/deutex/)

At this rate we are going to need a tasks-doom

> I'm unsure whether Doom hacking utils can go in the main section at
> all because I seem to remember that id set some conditions on them.

They should have a clear licence in the .tar.gz files surely? If somebody
writes a wad editor from scratch then ID can have no affect on the licencing

> They shouldn't work with the shareware iwad, the resulting wads
> shouldn't be sold for profit, stuff like that. Would the GPLization
> of Doom change that ?

How can they put limitations on your piece off work, I do not understand, do
they have a patent on wad files (I do not think so).

I consume, therefore I am

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