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Subject: Wolfenstein 3-D port

Wolfenstein 3-D port

From: me--- via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:13:27 -0400

Hi all,

I have decided to finish my port of Wolfenstein 3-D (available at Before I push it, there are some licensing issues that need to be cleared up. My current code is using MAME's OPL emulator, which is GPL incompatible. I intend to replace it with DosBox's OPL emulator, which should solve that issue.

However, the main issue--and the reason I am writing the list--is this: the license of the original Wolfenstein 3-D source code itself is unclear. Id software officially released the code under a custom, restrictive license. However, over the years, various source ports claim that it is GPL compatible (see, for example), and I think it's doubtful that id would waste their time chasing down infringing users of a 27-year old game.

That leads to the question of whether or not we should (whatever that might mean) include my Wolfenstein port in the master branch. Thoughts?

Received on 2019-06-16

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