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General fluff => General ENIGMA => Topic started by: CubeGod on August 22, 2013, 08:00:35 PM

Title: Does the GPL v3 force me to release the source code for a game made in Enigma?
Post by: CubeGod on August 22, 2013, 08:00:35 PM
So, just curious about this, I will *probably* release the source code anyway (preferably under a CC-BY-NC-SA) but I was wondering if this was the case as the GPL v3 would allow anyone to do anything with the software and the source code meaning that anyone could give my game or source code to anyone without (nearly) any restrictions.

To clarify, I assume the executable is considered program output and thus not covered by Enigmas license (I am asking to verify my observation)
Title: Re: Does the GPL v3 force me to release the source code for a game made in Enigma?
Post by: Goombert on August 22, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
Short Answer: An absolute and unequivocal, NO

Long Answer: We are working on creating a loophole so that authors maintain the FULL rights for their programs created with ENIGMA, while ensuring we don't get people who come here and try to capitalize ENIGMA or LateralGM itself. The legalities are not finalized yet, but rest assured ENIGMA is intended to allow you to make commercial games.
Title: Re: Does the GPL v3 force me to release the source code for a game made in Enigma?
Post by: CubeGod on August 22, 2013, 08:14:22 PM
Cool, then I will just treat the finished product as program output thus allowing me to distribute it without source code (because it's hard to profit from GPL :P)