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Subject: Wolfenstein 3-D port

Wolfenstein 3-D port

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

Hi all,

I have decided to finish my port of Wolfenstein 3-D (available at http://gerrit.rockbox.org/r/#/c/1653/). 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 https://github.com/AlumiuN/Wolf4SDL, 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?

Franklin
Received on 2019-06-16


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