Saktoth wrote:It is open source. The source is open. That is all that word means.
The original poster, Saunameister used a special capitalisation on the words Open Sources, showing he attaches a special meaning to them.
Open Source Definition - Introduction
Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code.
Oops, too bad, from the first line of Open Source Definition
you're shown wrong.
Saktoth wrote:All spring games/mods are open source by definition, except for .bos/.cob script which isnt too hard to decompile (CA includes all its .bos scripts, so therefore is fully open).
Totala1.hpi includes the .bos script. Woohoo! My Total Annihilation CD I bought from Cavedog are open sources! Unreal Tournament 3 can have its asset edited, therefore it is open source! Some people managed to mod S.T.A.L.K.E.R., therefore it is Open Source!
Saktoth wrote:Are we talking about uploading all the model files in origional formats and the textures in all their .psd glory etc? NOBODY does that.
KDR did that, uploading the KP models in their blender form to be more open source.
Saktoth wrote:What CA is not, though, is entirely free. It includes IP from sources we do not own the distribution rights to. Thats a different question.
And it prevents the whole from being allowed to bear the Open Source seal.
Saktoth wrote:However, large chunks of CA (in fact, the majority of it) are under open liscences, including all the lua and most of the art.
Half Stolen + Half Open doesn't make the whole Open.
I don't mean any harm toward CA, it's a nice project that took lots of work and is pushing Spring forward, but I'd just rather you be honest and call yourself "abandonware" instead of "GPL".