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A vot for open source

Posted: 2005-06-24, 22:53
by Eastwind
Hi I m come back .
after month think , here is some little comparative review about the maybe "Zed Open sourceness"

A :Why open source for Zed,Z95 & extension ?

1 for Improve it
-> add more add-on
-> add more hack
-> correct bug

2 for Port it
-> Windows XP , 2000 ... will native support it
-> Gnu/linux will run it too
-> Mac os too

3 For Support it
-> it will be more popular , extend
over the hardcore fan .
-> more it become popular , more it become improved ( goto case 1 ), more is improved = more is ported , more ported = more supported and so on ...

B : Why Not Open Source for Zed ?

-> >The company will not continue to get licence fee . (but i dont think a lot of people still buy Zed , and if it s buy , it s buy with ebay or something like this )

-> The company haven't control over Zed , and zed gamers choice

-> Everybody will see the x y z script that is coded just has a foolish


ALL Possible issues

0 :Propritary : all is close , let s fans cry

1: abandonware : liberated just the binaries of zed ( just the games not the sources)

2 a :Open source : release the binary and the source

give some right / keep some right

2 b :GPL compliant : release the binary , the source , and protect the 4 basic right :

1 : using
2 : study source
3 : modify it
4 : distribute original and / or the patched version

2C : negotiate about the zed right for buy it . create an paypal account and submit money little by little :)

what do you think about fan ?

Posted: 2005-06-24, 22:57
by Eastwind
It s interresting .
But i was thinking about some games who can be easyly compatible with Zed . So when Zed become Open , it s easy to add , include the add or mod created before .
It s will quickly enrich Zed Library . ( like new vehicule , weapon , robots ..)
Something what it can be interesting is using the python language , and the pygames library , and maybe some SDL .


http://www.pygame.org/

Posted: 2005-07-06, 17:52
by Phil K
Great ideas, but sadly, Bitmap Brothers dont seem to listen to fans - even slightly.

Re: A vot for open source

Posted: 2005-08-16, 12:04
by Bugsy^HDS
Eastwind wrote: A :Why open source for Zed,Z95 & extension ?

2 for Port it
-> Windows XP , 2000 ... will native support it
-> Gnu/linux will run it too
-> Mac os too
i`ll port Z to ZX Spectrum soon. :twisted:
without some sources :cry:
maybe it will be so cool lake Z on PC

http://hds.ncn.ru/01level_zx.gif

but some sources, sprites, etc. will be helpfully for me

Posted: 2005-10-15, 23:25
by cherockee
hi
wonder'd about pocket pcing the Z? the great Z. Now ive got a pocket pc with 640x480 screen, with the touchscreen i would love to play Z. the 200-400 mhz processors are quite enough, the game itself (you all know) just weights 20 Mb....what a fu*kin great idea. i think. Bitmap Brothers, please sell-give us the source.

Posted: 2005-12-10, 10:52
by Bugsy^HDS
cherockee wrote:i think. Bitmap Brothers, please sell-give us the source.
No Bitmap Brothers any more...
Tough luck...