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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Bratmon From a legal/liscensing perspective (354 comments)

Here's what happened, taking away people's motivations and leaving only the legal/software stuff.

There are 3 distinct projects:
1. The Minecraft server, in this case decompiled. It has a proprietary license, and Mojang have been tacitly allowing it to be distributed.
2. Bukkit, a GPL library that could theoretically handle plugins for many Minecraft like games, although it's really only useful for Minecraft.
3. Craftbukkit, which statically links both Bukkit and Minecraft.

Now, here's the relevant section of the GPL FAQ, where it states that you cannot distribute a GPL and a proprietary program statically linked together.

A contributer to Bukkit (not Craftbukkit) for certain reasons blew the GPL whistle, and had Craftbukkit taken down for GPL violations.

about 5 months ago

The Underhanded C Contest Is Back

Bratmon Re:Any BLACKS entering? (88 comments)

I got to just read this reply out of context. I already don't like the entire thread that led to this comment.

about 2 years ago

WRT to the next major election where I live:

Bratmon Re:Missing one (390 comments)

You already checked it!

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users

Bratmon Re:Critical mass (519 comments)

No mod points, so I'm posing here that I completely agree. They're missing out on a huge potential audience.

more than 3 years ago

Download.com Now Wraps Downloads In Bloatware

Bratmon Re:Wow, when you can't trust CNET (397 comments)

And then you need to review every version of the gcc source that was ever used to compile gcc, just in case Ken Thompson has been playing around in it again...

But how do you trust the openssl library you're using to view gcc?!

more than 3 years ago

Google Warns Users About Active Malware Infection

Bratmon Facepalm (80 comments)

The whole point is that the proxy removes Google's results entirely.

more than 3 years ago

Chain World — Innovative Game Design Sparks Debate

Bratmon Re:best buy (178 comments)

On the morning of February 24, Rohrer took a break from coding and pedaled to the local Best Buy. He paid $19.99 for a 4-gigabyte USB memory stick sheathed in black plastic.

He overpaid.

But he got a good deal on the extended warranty.

Does it cover holy wars? How about volcanoes?

more than 3 years ago

Study: Ad Networks Not Honoring Do-Not-Track

Bratmon Misread Title (133 comments)

I originally misread the title as:

"Study: Ad Networks Honoring Do-Not-Track"

My jaw almost hit the floor before I figured it out.

more than 3 years ago

Japanese Team Finds New Source of Rare Earth Elements

Bratmon Re:So... (215 comments)

He could just as well be talking about every major country.


more than 3 years ago

Bitcoin Used For the Narcotics Trade

Bratmon Re:It's not just Bitcoin. (535 comments)

Like gold, it's backed up the idea that "there will be no more than X amount." I actually trust this more than the conventional "governments saying 'Please'" system we have now.

more than 3 years ago

CmdrTaco Visits Pixar

Bratmon Re:Sooo....where's the article? (128 comments)

The location of the article is only available inside the article, which is not indexed by Google and has zero backlinks.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When the Rapture Comes?

Bratmon Re:How can it be tied to local time zone? (673 comments)

More importantly, couldn't someone go west one timezone (or even east actually,) wait until the time at their house is 6:01P and safely return?

more than 3 years ago

Flash-to-HTML5 Translator: Smart But Not Pretty

Bratmon Re:Clean HTML (77 comments)

Sure, but at least M$ word doesn't piss on the floor!


more than 3 years ago

SourceForge Open-Sources Their Platform Software

Bratmon Re:Pure slashvertisement (58 comments)

Slashdot and SourceForge are owned by the same company. What did you expect?

more than 3 years ago



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