Tuesday, August 16, 2005

John Carmack's QuakeCon 2005 keynote - The Tech Report - Page 1

"Carmack started out by offering his assessment of the current state of PC gaming hardware, noting that he is largely satisfied with current trends. "

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In a move intended to address this situation, Carmack announced that id Software will, very shortly, be making the source code for Quake III Arena available to the public under the GNU General Public License. This release will include not just the game code, but the development utilities, as well. Carmack looked forward to the possibility of a company doing commercial development work with the engine and actually shipping a game with source code on the CD, as required by the terms of the GPL.