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Open source game counterfeited in Mac App Store

Feb 04, 2011, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The developers at game software house Wolfire have found that the Lugaru HD game, which they open sourced last May, has appeared in what they describe as a counterfeit version on the Mac App Store. The developers have noted the appearance of a £1.19 game named Lugaru on the Mac App Store where Wolfire sells Lugaru HD for £5.99. Wolfire open sourced the Lugaru game under the GPL but only included sufficient game assets (graphics, audio and other resources) to allow users to compile a developers version; Wolfire retained the rights to "everything else aside from the code itself". This type of open source release is common for games as it allows other developers to create new games based on the code while allowing the original developers to continue receiving income from selling their created characters and maps."

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