It doesn't fit the open source definition, specifically rules 6 and 8:
6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.
8. License Must Not Be Specific to a Product
The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's being part of a particular software distribution. If the program is extracted from that distribution and used or distributed within the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction with the original software distribution.
i think they could reach a million if they keep offering interesting stuff, port the editors and then in the last 24 hours give a surprise
I don't know why people are whining about this license. So you can't sell derivative products? Ok? Was anyone planning on making a Shadowgrounds clone and then selling it?
The license is kind of similar to the GPL where it says you can't distribute GPL code in binary from without distributing the code in source form which in most cases prohibits many businesses from selling a product using open source code.
Come on, it's just a game. It's not anything critical to your system, or to the survival of mankind. Isn't the whole idea of open source based around community involvement and not taking someones code and selling it?
On related news, are these games still not running with Open Source drivers? I would like to buy the bundle but I am running the Open Source ATI stack.
Cheers, and thanks in advance for any info!
I'm not bashing Frozenbyte for choosing this license (and in fact I am praising them for releasing their source at all,) and Wolfire has done a pretty good job of not misrepresenting it either. I'm just saying that Phoronix's news story was inaccurate.
Trine has a lighting bug, but works. There are hacks/patches you can apply to make it render properly, but a proper fix is on the way: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36236
Shadowground has some lighting problems in the menu, so you can't launch the game. It's probably the same bug as with Trine.
I suggest doing what I did: Donate the average (or some other amount), and then boost your donation once all games work with OSS drivers.