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Re: doom source GPL'd



On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 09:21:26AM +0000, Andre Majorel wrote:
> - should their "contract" be enforced on the tools ?
> - if so, would that prevent them from going in the main section ?

Note the collections of wads on CD for $15 or so...  I have one such CD.
The point is that you couldn't take the doom program, write your own IWAD,
and sell it as "Heretic"--oh wait, they did do that din't they?  *g*

I don't think we have anything to fear from putting wad making tools in
main.  The GPL'd source tree is suitable for main if free WAD editors and
WADs are ma\de available with it.

THe doom shareware wad can go into non-free.  A wrapper package can
tell the dooms where to find registered wads.  Other wads can be handled
the same way (and with the same script...)

AND, we can make our own TC wad that's completely free (which is the
point...)

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