[ubuntu-ar] Urban Terror

Leo leo at kde.org.ar
Thu Apr 30 16:42:26 BST 2009


On Thursday 30 April 2009 12:19:38 Marco Antonio wrote:
> El día 30 de abril de 2009 12:11, Leo <leo at kde.org.ar> escribió:
> > Encima Urban Terror ni siquiera es libre ~_~ (sí, tenía que decirlo)
>
> podrias profundizar tu afirmacion ?? ya que si no fuese libre, no
> estariamos hablando de ese juego en esta lista.. :)
>
> mas info:
>
> http://osliving.com/games/fps/urban-terror/
>
> http://www.urbanterror.net/page.php?11
>
> "... UrbanTerror uses the GPL license and its source code is openly
> available"

El motor de Quake III es GPL, pero Urban Terror (como juego íntegro) no lo es.
Hace poco leí una discusión bastante larga en el foro de Urban Terror en el 
que muchos pedían que liberaran todo el juego. Después de un tiempo dejé de 
seguir el hilo porque las excusas para no liberarlo eran bastante malas y 
dignas de trolls.

Dice la Wikipedia [0]:

"El juego en sí es libre de costo, pero Fozensand mantiene los derechos, no se 
permiten modificaciones no autorizadas ni su venta, el juego usa el motor 
ioUrbanTerror que está basado en ioQuake3 distribuido bajo licencia GNU/GPL."


Y esta es la información oficial de la página de Urban Terror  [1]:

"Urban Terror is a mod for Quake 3 Arena. Urban Terror can be freely 
distributed over the internet, unmodified, without charging for the product. 
Urban Terror uses the Quake 3 SDK license. This means the game code 
(the .qvm's in zpak000.pk3) are closed source and can only be distributed 
electronically over the internet, not on cd or dvd. The non-code data files 
of Urban Terror (zpak000-assets.pk3) can go on any medium however. The full 
license texts come with the installer, they outweigh the information provided 
here.

Urban Terror does not use any Quake 3 data, only its engine (on windows: 
quake3.exe) to run on. It therefor can also run on other executables created 
from the GPL'ed Quake 3 code. ioUrbanTerror.exe is such an executable and is 
distributed together with Urban Terror, but is a seperate product. Quake 3 
can still be used to run Urban Terror on if the end-user prefers it. 
ioUrbanTerror uses the GPL license and its source code is openly available. 
ioUrbanTerror does not depend on Urban Terror, it can be used to run any 
Quake 3 mod or even baseq3, by setting the appropriate fs_game. When running 
Urban Terror on ioUrbanTerror, Urban Terror's close sourced .qvm's (quake 
virtual machine) are interprated by the open source engine (ioUrbanTerror)."

Así que en definitiva el juego es freeware y no libre.

[0] http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Terror
[1] http://www.urbanterror.net/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.5

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