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Old 04 April 2015, 15:19   #11
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Originally Posted by TMR View Post
Look at all the Flappy Bird or [insert popular app title here but i don't have an iOs or Android device] clones, imagine how much easier it would be for a potential clone coder to just take the source code from a currently popular Amiga-flavoured project and generate their own "clone" from the original code if it were open sourced - just wrapping it in an emulator'd probably work.
Open source does not equal rights for a third party to distribute someone else's work in a commercial app store, or to otherwise make money from the project. In fact, most all of the licenses expressly prohibit this.

Originally Posted by TMR View Post
i'm still not against people releasing source and might consider it myself on certain projects, but expecting everybody to do so with everything is simply unrealistic. Just out of interest wXR, how much source have you released personally...?
I am not a coder, but all of the projects I have worked on in the last 5 years have been fully open/Free.
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