Friday 9 January 2009

Angband now GPL clean

The significance of this cannot be understated. Angband, which has long been under a non-open source license now has received permission to move to the GPL from every contributor for the code using in the 3.1.0 release. The last permissions required were from Ross Becker, as outlined here.

This now means that any Angband variant built from version 3.1.0 or later can take advantage of code hosting on Source Forge and other code repositories which restricted free but not open software, as well as the significant protection of the Free Software Foundation should the Angband code be unfairly expropriated elsewhere.

Time to open a bottle of champagne. It's been a long time coming.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Very nice :-)

Care to revise your prediction that there will be no new *bands this year?