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Re: Some thoughts - moonlight

> JF Martinez wrote:
> > 
> > At the same time I plan to remove moonlight: it is leagues behind
> > Blender and after being asleep for over 1 year has left GPL and seeems
> > to no longer distribute the source.  I hate traitors.  :-)
> > 
> Is Blender open source then? I knew it was free/ had a free version.
> Moonlight is, too (maybe until they're out of beta, but well...).

No and it has never been.  However it began as a classic payware it
went to free (in the sense of 0$) with revenues from manuals.  Howver
revenues were not enough to sustain a company and NeoGeo added the
C-Key.  It is against Indy's ethics to include crippleware so that
meant Blender was out limits for us.  Howver we include Ghostscript
whose free version is N-1 respective to the non free one so Blender
whose latest features are temporarily disabled is IMHO acceptable.

> About the being asleep: the latest version is of 06/02/99. Depending on
> how you read this (American or European, mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy), it is half

He is french.  This is february.

> a year or nearly 1 year old. I just downloaded it "by accident" and it
> impresses me.

I am sure I checked it this summer and last version was 98 perhaps
february 98.  Moonlight development was stopped when S Rehel got a new
job.  It was hosted at rufus.w3.org.

Now it appears again.  It is no longer GPL, source is no longer
available.  It is freeware but that is all.  And it now has a
reversible license who can become commercial every day.

> What was new for me however is that they can be reached at
> www.moonlight3d.com . So maybe there's a misunderstanding. And maybe
> not, in that case forget about it :-)

It has both a  moonlight.org and a moonlight.com domain.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses