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[VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:20:43 am »
Slainte and Cebrian have given their permission and finally BennuGD changes its license to Zlib.
This is very important because it allows (amongst other things) you to:
  • Publish iOS games in Apple's AppStore.
  • Publish games for Android in the Android Market (once the port is complete, of course). You could already do that, I'm just pointing it out to make it clear.
  • Create and publish your games for basically any console and sitribute them through the official channels (You'll need a port for the console using its official SDK, of course :)).

The full text with many more details here:
http://www.bennugd.org/node/138

Please, spread the word as much as possible.

[Edit] Splinter should be the one announcing this but he's offline now and I just couldn't resist...
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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #1 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:36:59 am »
I thought you weren't ditributing Arora Rift on FunGP for that reason...

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #2 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 03:26:19 am »
??? I have a few questions.

Does the license change affect the license of existing programs, i.e. do I have to update the license text of my projects? (since they are gpl 2 licensed).
And does bennu remain opensource/free software?

Was the LPGL considered as well? And did this have any disadvantages regarding the Apple app store and the android market place?
I can Imagine it might have been problematic with consoles.


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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #3 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 04:00:18 am »
??? I have a few questions.

Does the license change affect the license of existing programs, i.e. do I have to update the license text of my projects? (since they are gpl 2 licensed).
And does bennu remain opensource/free software?
The license change doesn't affect your programs. You can still create games that will be licensed as anything you like.
And yes, BennuGD will remain open source.

The change has only been done to be able to reach many other platforms were one couldn't publish right now.

Was the LPGL considered as well? And did this have any disadvantages regarding the Apple app store and the android market place?
I can Imagine it might have been problematic with consoles.
The LGPL had the same problems as the GPL. You can read more on the issue on the Free Software Foundation's blog:
http://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/more-about-the-app-store-gpl-enforcement

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #4 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 04:52:54 am »
That nasty Apple. They basically restrict what users can do with the product. I can understand this from consoles since Nintendo and such use NDA's because you have to be a licensed developer. But Apple kind of sits in between, they want a lot of developers, but also want to strictly control the product. This must be very constraining and not very developer friendly. Google seems to be a bit more liberal. Apple is just strange. I've got an Ipod shuffle, but Apple wants users to use that bloated and awkward Itunes app, but luckely I can use Winamp to put stuff on my Ipod.

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #5 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 06:56:31 am »
I thought you weren't ditributing Arora Rift on FunGP for that reason...
No because of the DRM issues.

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #6 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 07:28:17 am »
DRM is not a problem, once the license is changed.

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #7 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 10:39:12 am »
DRM is not a problem, once the license is changed.
Hopefully GPH feels the same way, as it is their policy that all commercial games sold at fungp most use their own DRM system.

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #8 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 11:27:17 am »
I say you again, if we use their DRM system in a module for Bennu, the Bennu games can be shell on their FunGP market.
Right now, i'm working on the DRM module for Bennu using their code...

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #9 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 12:14:00 pm »
I say you again, if we use their DRM system in a module for Bennu, the Bennu games can be shell on their FunGP market.
Right now, i'm working on the DRM module for Bennu using their code...

shell or sell?
Download Lastest BennuGD Release: http://www.bennugd.org/node/2

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #10 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 12:23:44 pm »
sold :P
My sites:
Smart Fpg Editor - Painless FPG Edition for Bennu and PixTudio
fenixlib - .NET support for manipulating PixTudio, Bennu and Div graphic formats

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #11 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:16:44 pm »
fungp, at least the english site, is broken anyway.

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #12 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:23:21 pm »
Download Lastest BennuGD Release: http://www.bennugd.org/node/2

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #13 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:50:25 pm »
SHELL, i say the games can have a SHELL in the fungp market to protect them from piracy xDDDDD

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Re: [VERY IMPORTANT] BennuGD changes license to Zlib
« Respuesta #14 en: Mayo 10, 2011, 01:52:40 pm »
SHELL, i say the games can have a SHELL in the fungp market to protect them from piracy xDDDDD

ha!
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