More Carmack Commentary

February 24th, 2000 by Crusader

id Software’s John Carmack provided some additional commentary last night on Slashdot regarding the QuakeLives controversy:

There are valid, legal ways to provide a level of protection equal to closed source binaries (which is really only a level of obfuscation).

I realize that they (proxies / loaders / obfuscated modules) may be more of a hassle, but he doesn’t get to choose to break the license to avoid ahassle. I traded several emails with Slade over the past month, and I still have a degree of sympathy for his position, but I can’t just let him walkaround the code license.

All the conspiracy theories about me wanting to destroy the Quake community are silly. I loved what happened with the DOOM source release,and I hoped that the Quake release would have similar effects.

John Carmack

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