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What will be the future of nexuiz?
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PostSubject: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:46 am

Hi m8s,

there are some scary news:

Nexiuz is sold to Illfonic - it will be developed for console now .... affraid

Look here: http://www.alientrap.org/ and here: http://www.nexuiz.com/

More statemants here: http://alientrap.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6043

may the force be with us ....

Yours Su

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:53 am

Then fame awaits us....... Shocked

....just going to polish my shades Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:58 am

I hope that Nexuiz in future is for free too. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:16 am

As far as I understand free Nexuiz will be renamed to GPL-Nexuiz.
In which way it will be developed further ..... Question ..... I dunno

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:23 am

Some Nexuiz devs obviously started to port Nexuiz to other platforms than the PC. As a commercial game.
What I dislike there:

[-] They name their project "Nexuiz", although it's closed source and has nothing to do with the original one (instead of just renaming it).
[-] They took away www.nexuiz.com.
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Illfonic wrote:
There are no plans at this time to make content we make, including source code, open to the public.
How great. Evil or Very Mad


Apart form that it won't affect (the real) Nexuiz much as it's a seperate project. Except some new players, and a few developer less.
Thanks god, the GPL forbids the source closing of (the real) Nexuiz.


P.S: Su, the title is wrong. It is not sold. It's just forked.
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:03 pm

According to the information that I read the pages alientrap I think that's IllFonic wishes to steal GPL Nexuiz source code and start commercially sold IllFonic's Nexuiz with new Unreal3 engine graphics for the Xbox platform, I think that this is not advertising for Nexuiz but it's IllFonic Nexuiz will have much better graphics site as we flood the game GPL Nexuiz,interesting would be to "sell" the GPL Nexuiz source code to unreal3 graphics engine that can also improve GPL Nexuiz PC platform , I think that the two companies merged under one company and improved Nexuiz as the best free game for Linux and Windows...
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:29 am





play these at a .1 seconds diff simultaneously .
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:53 am

Don't they have to supply the source code? I mean its GPL right?
How can you sell a open license? They say they upgraded the graphics, are those going to be GPL'd ?

And what about all the art, is that going into the console version as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:44 am

As long as there's enthusiastic peeps out there to host servers and create new maps, models & mods, the nex we know will not die.

It's not for us to be concerned over licensing & what ifs, we've just gotta vaporise.

& with that said, I've signed the pad... pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:11 am

Doesn't seem to affect us.
It's more a problem for those ppl who helped to develop Nexuiz GPL.
I feel sorry for them, because they got betrayed somehow....


Btw. I signed the pad, too Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:33 am

The way that company & AT's owner approached things is very well depicted by this... [yeah, sad irony]...

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:45 pm

lol, I wonder whether this is a marketing sh*t or ... Smile ...

If it's for real, then the police guys are Nexuiz fraggers Smile) ....

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:35 am

I.ve registered there .... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:38 am

Shit is a good fertiliser - a bright future methinks.

Not sure how to pronounce it tho... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:19 am

Of course...

& it's done...

Cheers m8. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Nexuiz is sold ? ..... :/   Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:14 am

What a load of crap! Screw those console-fuckers. Who do they think they are, stealing nexuiz' sourcecode and not giving anything back to the community? Nexuiz is Nexuiz and will always be Nexuiz. What do they want to do to prevent that? Forbid us from using the "Nexuiz"-name? And how do they suppose to ENFORCE THAT when there are already numerous releases carrying the "Nexuiz"-name and probably many more to come in the future? Xonotic, who came up with THAT crap-name?

Everyone is blinded from the fact that this vermeulen-dude did so much for nexuiz. Of course, that's GREAT, but now he is making alot of MONEY out of something that's not his to begin with. Sounds all nice for him and I would probably be tempted to try the same, but that's no reason to accept this as a community of players and contributors. GPL means open source. Anyone can fork his own release from the existing source code.
Him getting money from selling the nexuiz source-code is ridiculous, and this is why:

1) I'm not really deeply into GPL-stuff, but I'm quite surprised to hear it is even possible to sell open source-code. I doubt it highly...
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/03/22/1859212/Nexuiz-Founder-Licenses-It-For-Non-GPL-Use

2) It is open source. There is not even a single person responsible for nexuiz development but rather an entire group of people. Thus, many other people contributed, so IF there is even such a possibility of selling open source nexuiz, then who exactly would have to be financially compensated? It is impossible to measure one individuals share into the nexuiz-project let alone the other tenths or hundreds that did over the years. I'm sure there must be many, many contributors who spend hours writing code or creating content and they get nothing out of this whole scam.

3) For them to prevent people from porting back code into the GPL nexuiz the console-version should become closed source. Code that is written as open source cannot become closed source without the permission of the author of each piece of code or content. Since there have been many contributers, they could not possibly have gotten permission from every single one.

No seriously, something smelly going on here. I don't really understand why people accept this crap, because there is absolutely no way anyone can tell us what we can or can't do with the nexuiz sourcecode.

The fact that it's even come this far is a bloody disgrace for the open source ideality. Nexuiz is a game made for the community BY the community and it should stay that way. If someone wants to make a console game out of that they should at least give back generously to the community that made the game to what it is. This includes even those that did not contribute content-wise. Without the players this game would not even exist.

THAT is what a community statement should reflect.

I refuse to sign that community statement.
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