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What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 10:32
by lord8
What is license of quake 1 map sources?
it can be found in john romero site
http://rome.ro/news/2016/2/14/quake-map ... s-released

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 17:15
by Lyberta
In the current copyright law if the author didn't specify the license, it means "all rights reserved" which means you can legally use it only if it's a fair use. I'd e-mail this guy and ask him to put a proper license into the archive.

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 18:54
by Julius

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 10:58
by Lyberta
I've downloaded a ZIP file with the maps and there is no license nor any mention of the GPL.

EDIT: Ok, I've downloaded the 2nd time. Here's what the readme says:
**************************************************
The Original Quake Map Sources
by id Software (C) 1996
Released October 2006 during Quake's 10th Anniversary
**************************************************

These are the original Quake map source files as of Quake v1.06. I've included the chopped-off
beginning to E2M6 (The Dismal Oubliette) as well, named E2M10.MAP. The majority of these maps
were created during the last 7 months of Quake's development cycle when we had decided on the
final direction of the game. For a comprehensive listing of each map, its name, author and
place in the final game please visit the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake).

Also included with the full map sources are the map sources created for the game's items (armor,
ammo, etc.) which were needed to light the BSP files so the items could be viewed in the game.

You can open these .MAP files with a Quake map editor such as Qoole 99.

Have fun and Happy Birthday, Quake!


John Romero
john@rome.ro
http://rome.ro


As you can see there is no mention of the GPL. I've sent an e-mail and hopefully this will be fixed.

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 13:59
by leilei
It was originally hosted without a gpl.txt file inside but was added after he reuploaded it to a new file service with it on the same day for bandwidth reasons on the previous service (which was then mirrored since). Seems he's uploaded the old gpl-less archive again by mistake.

It's GPLv2 btw.

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 14:56
by lord8
Wher can i found mirriod version with gpl ?
if there is gpl mirriod version can i use non-licesned version which I downloded in romero site it in term of gpl?

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 16:10
by Duion
Why you even care for that old stuff? It is pretty much useless for any modern purpose other than nostalgia.
I still have a bunch of old Half-Life 1 maps I made a long time ago and I thought on porting them over, but once I looked at them I saw that there is not much purpose in recycling them, it might be more efficient to just rebuild from scratch.

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2017, 19:31
by Julius

Re: What is license of q1 map sources?

PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 10:32
by lord8
thanks all