Re: OT: new use of "Open Source"
I think something more amazing is the use of the term Open Source for
things besides code - things like images, documents, misc. data... NWN
(NeverWinter Nights, a game that will have a Linux port) developers
stated that their modules (including the script code, maps, and so on)
would be Open Source, so that users could modify and redistribute as
they say fit. Both the usage of the term Open Source and the fact that
commercial vendors are using it, even if they *can't* Open Source their
main products (licensing, profits, managers, etc.), shows that Open
Source really is catching on and used by a lot of companies. It's just
not practical in situations where revenue is based on software sales
(which, for games, mind you, *is* the only possible revenue - if you
make money off of support then it's one crappy game...). The idea of
Open Sourcing game content but keeping a proprietary engine is very
Just my most likely worthless $.02. ^,^
On Sat, 2001-10-06 at 21:47, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 01:38:56PM -0400, Alan Shutko (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I just heard an "analyst" on the radio use the term "Open Source" to refer
> > > to intelligence information that could be made public!
> > Iirc, that's a rather old usage of the term, predating the OSS
> > movement.
> Yes, and cited by ESR in several discussions of Open Source.
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