Open Source *Game* Programming?

Ken Arromdee arromdee at
Wed Jan 17 21:26:04 UTC 2001

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Ben Tilly wrote:
> IANAL but I think the general reaction would be that the
> graphics are part of the overall work and said game company
> would then be obliged to also give away the graphics,
> which you would then have access to.

Doom and Quake have been released as GPL.  Graphics and data files have not.
By this reasoning, anyone except the creators of Doom or Quake could not
distribute those programs at all, since the graphics are necessary to use
the program and they are not open source.

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