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#1 KyleMiles   Members   -  Reputation: 105

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hello!  I have been programming games for a while now, and I just want to be very, very sure that everything that I am doing is legal...  Esentually I am making a game with C++, OpenGL, OpenAL, and DevIL, in Notepad++ compiled with MinGW.  What I NEED to know is, can I legally market my game?  Is there anything I have to do in order to?  Any names I HAVE to mention, anything?? I want to release on Steam, IOS, and maybe my own website...  Besides the marketing licence, is there anything I have to do?  Thank you!

 

 

Here are the websites if you need them:

 

OpenGL:  http://www.opengl.org/

 

OpenAL:  http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/default.aspx

 

DevIL:      http://openil.sourceforge.net/


Edited by KyleMiles, 22 January 2013 - 08:59 PM.


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#2 bb_buster   Members   -  Reputation: 117

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

As far as I'm aware openGL has no license requirements. As for openAL I couldn't see anything on a cursory glance at its website.

However the devil library is licensed under the L-GPL. So that depends on how you're using the library. If you dynamically link to it as a DLL then you can just provide the end user with a link to the source code of that library.

However if you statically link the library into the application then it all becomes a derivative work as defined in the L-GPL and becomes subject to it. Meaning the source code to the whole application must be made available and distributable under the L-GPL or GPL

#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8698

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Moving you from For Beginners (which you are not) to Business And Law.


Edited by Tom Sloper, 22 January 2013 - 10:31 PM.

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