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[News] Frogger goes Open SourceANN.lu
Posted on 05-Nov-2002 14:26 GMT by Lewis Mistreated37 comments
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Taken from Frogger homesite:
After being informed that Frogger breaks GPL license, Ive removed the two plugins based on GPL code. Also, Ive put the acknowledgement note on www pages. The source code for LGPL based plugins are now also available.
Moreover, Frogger goes Open Source, cvs with source code and other goodies should be ready within few days.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 1 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 05-Nov-2002 13:35 GMT
This is great news ! But won't it be hard to inforce registrations on an opensource program :\
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 2 of 37ANN.lu
Message removed by CK for violation of ANN's posting rules.
Specific reason from moderator: Trolling / blatant generalisations
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 3 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 05-Nov-2002 13:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MonkeyOS):
Shut up cause the developer is "a mos scumbag". Idiot.
The MOS way? You should know that Zapek (Vapor&MOS team),
shoots anyone using ANY pirate software. So stop spreading
your bullshit.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 4 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 05-Nov-2002 13:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MonkeyOS):
And where was MOS mentioned ? ... Atleast keep the bashing in context ;)
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 5 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 05-Nov-2002 13:41 GMT
I strongly encourage the users of this program, who want it to mature, to contribute to its development either by "registering" it or contributing to it with patches... Sebastian did a good job and deserves his credits.
Fabio Alemagna
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 6 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Bladerunner on 05-Nov-2002 13:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MonkeyOS):
You`re a dammed Idiot! Youst for you, I ve bought both, Softcinema and Frogger, and I am going the MOS
Way!!!
I hope this will not stop Development of Frogger :-(
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 7 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Bladerunner on 05-Nov-2002 13:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MonkeyOS):
You`re a dammed Idiot! Youst for you, I ve bought both, Softcinema and Frogger, and I am going the MOS
Way!!!
I hope this will not stop Development of Frogger :-(
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 8 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Mostafa on 05-Nov-2002 13:45 GMT
Shame it has to go opensource, as people will most likly not bother registering it anymore,
I registered mine ages ago and it has been one of the best programs I have registered.
I suppose he will probably stop developing this program as he will harldy get any reward from yet anymore.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 9 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 05-Nov-2002 13:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Fabio Alemagna):
Sorry about my personal attacks again... You just sounded too aggressive,
as if you wanted to kill frogger. You sounded TOO evil:)
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 10 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 05-Nov-2002 13:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
"The MOS way? You should know that Zapek (Vapor&MOS team),
shoots anyone using ANY pirate software."
What goods serial scanning when none of them use AmiIRC , Version some people in such channels ; Cygwin bitchx tsk tsk.
/ctcp cOrpse^^ version :
CTCP VERSION reply from cOrpse^^: BitchX-1.0c19+ by panasync - Linux 2.4.19-686 : Keep it to yourself!
/me - my other box is an amiga :P
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 11 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Nov-2002 13:50 GMT
Well good and bad. I hope development of Frogger will not stop. It would not be first time when developer releases something as opensource and then development slowly ends.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 12 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 05-Nov-2002 13:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Anonymous):
> Well good and bad. I hope development of Frogger will not stop. It would not be
> first time when developer releases something as opensource and then development
> slowly ends.
I don't see why development shoult stop. The world is full of open source projects which just go ahead. One example is mplayer, a multimedia player based on ffmpeg, just like Frogger is.
Althought registrations are likely to diminish, now other people can contribute to the project too. If you like this project, then contribute to it, in whatever way you wish.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 13 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 05-Nov-2002 14:02 GMT
I hope everyone will make use of this wonderfull code. I'm thinking about plugins for Moovid maybe.... :-) Sebastian, you still can do great stuff for our Amigas.... Thanks.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 14 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Nov-2002 14:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
>Shut up cause the developer is "a mos scumbag". Idiot.
>The MOS way? You should know that Zapek (Vapor&MOS team),
>shoots anyone using ANY pirate software. So stop spreading
>your bullshit.
If you say so. Funny though, when Hyperion announced QuakeII was for sale, the MOS scumbags were quick to say "Oh goodie hurry up and upload the source to Aminet so we can use it with our pirate wads"
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 15 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 05-Nov-2002 14:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Anonymous):
LOL! They were trolls you idiot... If you didn't know there's already
a MOS Q2 version for quite some time. Not as polished as Hyperion's
but good nevertheless. So stop posting crap...
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 16 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by pixie on 05-Nov-2002 14:22 GMT
Why the hell such fuss because of some gpl codecs!! You are paying the men for the program, not the codecs...
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 17 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 05-Nov-2002 14:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
where can i download(demo) it or buy it ?
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 18 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Nov-2002 14:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (catohagen):
http://www.vesalia.de/?V02b0f1658514510755e59505208514e01101f0954414752050140090a1e31115479633a223c6373744e03263f2a2a7661053967606d25687c2e3475551a71297b0d6b4d4e4d1
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 19 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Nov-2002 14:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Anonymous):
Assuming you meant the Hyperion version. If you meant the MOS version, I have no clue.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 20 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 05-Nov-2002 14:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Anonymous):
Yes, most anonymous have no clue.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 21 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by amigammc on 05-Nov-2002 14:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (MonkeyOS):
>Bravo! It's good to see a delevoper doing the right thing, unlike
>those MOS scumbags!
Hate to get into flame war like this but your comment is totally uncalled for. Comments like yours don't do anything else but harm both sides.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 22 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by szutoman on 05-Nov-2002 15:11 GMT
How come everytime someone post something on anything, mos people and Amiga People turn the comment into a flame war. WILL IT EVER STOP!!!! Judgement day is near keep your mouths shut until the Ose's are reviwed and time tested and then you all can fight, hell, I would like to supply those who love to start flame wars with nives and guns and put you all in a colosium and let you all kill one another. So many ofr us are sick and tired of this shit, Its old already, can we please move on.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 23 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 05-Nov-2002 17:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (pixie):
Agree.. if program is good it's worth money.
Besides this GPL violation issue is quite old news now.. It's been months since it was detected. IMHO it's only fair that he plays by the book. At that time I mentioned to those people ignoring GPL that without Gnu tools there most likely would be neither MOS now AmigaOS4, so it's not too smart to get those people angry by ingnoring fair rules.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 24 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 05-Nov-2002 17:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (catohagen):
Where could you download a demo or buy the Hyperion port till the WOASE show?
There.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 25 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Cluke on 05-Nov-2002 19:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Anonymous):
Well, in a sense going Open Source means development can not stop!
Though whether someone else would put as much effort as Sebastian is a different matter.
Still, let's hope he does not give up and people still register (I already have).
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 26 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 05-Nov-2002 23:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Cluke):
> Well, in a sense going Open Source means development can not stop!
Actually, that's not true. It just means no one person can kill development, but the project can still die if no one is interested in developing for it.
Having said that, I'm not sure a registration process is viable for open source software, so I'd change that to a donation system.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 27 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Rob on 05-Nov-2002 23:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Cluke):
Hopefully faster hardware will kickstart peoples enthusiasm to
develope software. I think the main reason that porting of emulators
and other software to amiga is less frequent because current amiga
hardware is so slow.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 28 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 06-Nov-2002 06:36 GMT
would probably have been possible to keep on having frogger closed source and then just release the plugins under gpl/lgpl i suppose, or?
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 29 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by StAn on 06-Nov-2002 07:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Hagge):
Sure, since he dropped GPL stuff, he could have only released the LGPL-based plugins under LGPL.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 30 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by StAn on 06-Nov-2002 07:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (JoannaK):
Nah, without GNU Tools MorphOS would have been compiled with VBCC and life would be a dream.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 31 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Rik Sweeney on 06-Nov-2002 08:25 GMT
"MOS scumbags"
That does make me smile. Does anyone have a good one for potential OS4 users?
(This isn't a flame BTW)
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 32 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Nov-2002 13:00 GMT
Sorry for offence this comment may cause, but I think this demostrates how stupid the GPL is. Frogger has required a lot of development and work from the author and he now must release opensource because he used some other GPL source. As we have seen in past threads, this does not extend just to the module but to the whole program. In the Linux/Unix world where everyone just operates by free opensource stuff this may be ok, but now what incentive is there for anyone to register Frogger?
I am not attacking opensource here, but the over-extent of the GPL. The LGPL is much more sensible and is what most people (both those who release and those who use source) thinks the GPL means
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 33 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 06-Nov-2002 14:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Anonymous):
The problem with your reasoning is that it doesn't consider that one must pay attention to what he/she does and take in count the consequences of his/her actions.
When Sebastian decided to use GPL'd code in Frogger, he should have payed attention to what GPL means and what does it require, so if he hadn't agreed with the license's terms he could have just decided to not use that code.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 34 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 06-Nov-2002 15:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Anonymous):
> Sorry for offence this comment may cause, but I think this demostrates
> how stupid the GPL is.
The GPL isn't stupid, but a lot of the people who choose to use GPL code in their own programs are, so they then blame the GPL for restricting what they can do with the finished product.
It's simple: read the GPL. If you don't want to respect it to the letter, don't use any GPL code. 100% of the responsibility lies with the programmers, and so does the blame. The GPL and LGPL are both OK and each has its own pupose.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 35 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by alan buxey on 06-Nov-2002 17:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Elwood):
...why wait until now for doing plugins for MooVid etc?? why
use Frogger code? get LGPL code such as mplayer and use that.
as for people thinking they can get 'free' versions...as they
can get the code.... well, the licence states you must open
your code...for 'reasonable cost' - so it doesnt have to go
on a web page...he could ask 2 or 3 euros for a CD with source
on it :-)
but it also states the code should be open...well...it DOESNT
say that the code must be easily compiled or READABLE.
whos saying what nice development environment must be used to
get the current code to compile? ;-)
a small 'mangle' util would turn the code into a still compilable
but unreadable by normal standards....drop comments, really tighten
those nicely tabbed loops etc.
alan
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 36 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Paul Hill on 07-Nov-2002 11:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (alan buxey):
>a small 'mangle' util would turn the code into a still compilable
>but unreadable by normal standards....drop comments, really tighten
>those nicely tabbed loops etc.
A 'tidy' utility would fix this :)
A better way is to mangle the variable & procedure names also.
Frogger goes Open Source : Comment 37 of 37ANN.lu
Posted by Iggy Drougge on 09-Nov-2002 22:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (cOrpse):
I don't quite get this reasoning that licences would stand in opposition to open source. It's still developd by the principal author. I can't compile anything beyond my own "Hello world" programs, and can't really be bothered, either, nor can most people, not even in the Amiga world, I think.
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