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PS2 homebrew scene & opensource licenses...
PS2 homebrew scene & opensource licenses... –
It seems that many programmers in the PS2 scene don't care at all about software licenses. Many projects use GPL'ed (or similar licensed) code, but do not release sources or diffs. In many cases this is counterproductive.
Very often these homebrew programs are one-man-projects and if the author looses interest in them, it's simply over--there's no chance of any further development. Binary hacking is no real fun.
I'd like to encourage all programmers in the PS2 scene to release the sources of their programs; whatever the license is. I am not a friend of the GPL and its "force them to release the source" approach, but I like the BSDL very much with its absolute freedom. However, in the case of the PS2 scene the GPL-ish approach may be better... if people would stick to what the license reads.
I hope this long post didn't bore you... it's just that I'm new in the "PS2 scene" and I see all these things which could be far better.
Binary hacking is real fun, but it takes too long, and is disencouraging for continueing someone else's projects.
So please do as yabla say; let other people join your projects!
Last edited by barf; 09-28-2004 at 04:19 PM.