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Rest assured, we will come to an agreeable solution to enable Wesnoth to continue to be distributed on the AppStore. We are also porting to additional mobile platforms such as Android and Palm.
Wesnoth struggles with App Store's GPL incompatibilities
Posted Jul 22, 2010 4:22 UTC (Thu) by jake (editor, #205)
I, for one, would be *exceedingly* happy to put up $5 (or even $10) for Wesnoth on Android. Just sayin' ...
Posted Jul 29, 2010 14:31 UTC (Thu) by Zenith (subscriber, #24899)
I downloaded a bunch of smaller games the other day, and I immediately hoped that Wesnoth had been ported too, but alas, no such luck.
A Civilization and / or Colonization clone like FreeCiv and FreeCol would also get a dollar-vote from me.
In general I think mobile app-stores are a really great opportunity for FOSS games to make a buck for further development.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 6:16 UTC (Thu) by pabs (subscriber, #43278)
Posted Jul 22, 2010 7:17 UTC (Thu) by Felix.Braun (subscriber, #3032)
Posted Jul 22, 2010 7:21 UTC (Thu) by arctanx (subscriber, #59239)
If the copyright-holding developers feel that the project should have that priority they would agree to such a change. If they don't agree because they're selfishly using Wesnoth as a vehicle to promote GPL software, then that's their call.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 8:03 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jul 22, 2010 8:09 UTC (Thu) by arctanx (subscriber, #59239)
(If I'm the one missing the sarcasm... well... darn)
Posted Jul 22, 2010 11:54 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jul 30, 2010 5:08 UTC (Fri) by SapientX (guest, #69307)
-- Patrick Parker a.k.a. "Sapient"
Posted Jul 30, 2010 7:23 UTC (Fri) by rusty (✭ supporter ✭, #26)
Yep that quote was unfortunate, but it stood out I think because the discussion has been so civilized. That's a big reason why Wesnoth is so fun :)
And I'd rather get flamed by Sapient than complimented by a non-contributor any day!
Posted Jul 22, 2010 17:26 UTC (Thu) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
You seem awfully certain of that under the circumstances; how can you be so sure?
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