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Planeshift- A 3D MMORPG, Hiring Devs

Posted by whitti [send private reply] at April 15, 2002, 06:46:22 PM

PlaneShift is a 3D, Online, FREE Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), we use the CrystalSpace engine, which needs Developers who will work for free (including 3D Artists, 2D Artists, Programmers for Client and Server, Public Relations reps, Settings and Background members and Rules devs).


Engine Department: PROGRAMMER Member

Will contribute to the core development of PlaneShift, client or server side depending on skills.

2 years or more C++ programming.
Crystal Space experience really helpful.
Good OO skills.
Ability to work on large projects.

PlaneShift site:

CrystalSpace site:

If you wish to contribute then contact the Team Director, Luca Pancallo at pancallo@netscape.net or MatzeB Engine Team leader at matze@braunis.de

Thank you and happy programming,

Tom Whittaker (aka whitti)

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 12:49:46 AM

"Hiring" implies pay... am I correct?

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 10:32:59 AM

yes, Hiring implies that you will pay someone for preforming a task. 'Developers wanted for non-profit game' would be more suitable. unless you think the game will get published and sell (unlikley), then you could write 'Devs wanted for game, possibly for profit' :)

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 10:42:18 AM

Also dont you have to give the source away as you are using a GPL engine? Which in turn, doesnt that mean that your licence on your site is in violation of the GPL?

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 01:54:16 PM

If the engine is under the "lesser/library" LGPL (I've played with CrystalSpace but I don't remember the license), then software that uses the engine does not need to be released under the GPL (as far as I understand it).

- taubz

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 02:33:43 PM

doesnt any of the derived content need to be GPL'd?

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 04:31:30 PM

Crystal Space is released under LGPL which, as Taubz wrote, means that the library can be used in software, which itself doesn't have to be Open Source.

Programmers are adviced not to use LGPL too often, as it doesn't fully support OpenSource development, however they felt this additional license was needed. Actually, the LGPL was initially released under the name 'Library GPL' but was later changed to 'Lesser GPL' to better indicate the differences in freedom.

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 07:41:55 PM

And to clarify Angel's clarification, works that are so-called derived from LGPL'ed software need to also be released under the LGPL, but works that simply *use* the software do not. It's an important distinction to throw in.

- taubz

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