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{September 09, 2007}   Warsow: The problem of having non-licensed data

I sadly read that Warsow are having internal problems. It’s a pity, because it’s a great free game (even with its non-free game data), and they deserve the best. In any case, I just wanted to talk about this because of something that’s quite usual in the development of free games: having non-licensed data.

According to tigerchas’ note: “The non-licensed state of warsow media is what has allowed this to happen – and the team is now working on rectifying this. This whole episode has been very unsatisfying and has highlighted the problems of not having a global media license for warsow”.

I’m not worried about the future of the game at all, it’s not that the reason I’m writing this entry. As they also say in the same post: “Don’t let this announcement affect you too much, warsownians. warsow has hit minor stumbling blocks in the past and this is simply another. Maps can come and go. Rest assured that the current mapping team will be working on other great maps for you to enjoy”.

What I wanted to point out with all this, especially to games developers and teams, is that even when licenses are boring stuff and many of you might think that you can safely ignore them and it won’t affect you, especially when you start the development, reality shows that these things happen.

I wish all the best for the Warsow team anyway, and to go soon over this. Keep up the good work! :)



jack says:

Invitada quedas :P
http://scriptsintheshell.blogspot.com/2007/09/adivina-adivinanza-002.html



ptecza says:

Do you know that Warsaw is a capital of Poland? ;)



Miry says:

Yup, that’s what Wikipedia says at least ;)

I’ve never been there (yet)



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