Richard stallman tends to talk a lot about the freedom to modify code. In fact, in order for something to be considered "free as in freedom" software - access to the source code is a prerequisite.
Which got me thinking about BYOND's little habit of leaking literally every other game project--mostly anime rips--to other developers en masse
While I remember playing several shoddy rips a long time ago that added very little to the original project... some of them did add quite a few features and new content...which then also got shared and modified.
While it was certainly bad for the author...was source leaks possibly a good thing?
If someone else built on existing work in cool new ways : was it actually bad for the community? (copyright infringement aside)
To me it appears that the rip developers were basically unappreciated modders to a certain extent.
Dec 8 2018, 9:08 am