PersonalRobots.com: A Letter to the Open Source CommunityJan 24, 2000, 19:32 (3 Talkback[s])
"The Probotics team is proud to announce that we are releasing all of our source code to Map-N-Zap under the Gnu Public License. This includes all of our GUI, Iconic programming language, and Robot communtion protocol code. This decision was made in part because of the numerous requests from the linux community for our source code, and the realization that they, and developers for other platforms, have much to offer to our mission, which is to make really cool robotic technology. We would love for you to take our source code and do wonderful things with it. Obviously, since we are releasing under the GPL, any contributions you make will remain under the GPL as will this release, even if we choose to later re-release this code under a proprietary license."
"The source code which is released is that of version Map-N-Zap 2.1, with some changes. These changes are briefly described in the included readme. They are mainly work arounds to some proprietary source code which we did not hold the copyright to, and some (very preliminary) additional development."
"This is a preliminary release of the source code. We are currently re-designing Map-N-Zap, to improve both the functionality and portability of the code. This code will also be much better documented than our current code. We expect to have this done in around 6 months or so. Until then, we wanted developers to have the opportunity to examine and work with our code."
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