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    Unreal Engine is not Open Source

    Please can everyone understand that Unreal Engine is NOT OPEN SOURCE ... please can EPIC inform the moderators of this.

    http://opensource.org/osd-annotated

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...l=1#post234907

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...l=1#post234918

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...l=1#post234926

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...l=1#post234941

    Do not fall in to this trap ... check the FAQ and EULA before you think this is Open Source.
    Quinton Delpeche
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    Oo Of course it's not. Access to source does not make it open source
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      #3
      Wait, Which mod said it was open source?
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        #4
        Erasio: https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...l=1#post235079
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          #5
          Open Source Initiative have appropriate the word "open source" for them. crazy word!

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            #6
            Yes indeed. I'm very very sorry about that one. The sourcecode is open. That's what I mean.

            It certainly won't happen again and I edited the post.

            Sorry again! I'm just so used to the term ._. stupid trap to fall in.
            Last edited by Erasio; 03-03-2015, 08:20 AM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Erasio View Post
              Yes indeed. I'm very very sorry about that one. The sourcecode is open. That's what I mean.

              It certainly won't happen again and I edited the post.

              Sorry again! I'm just so used to the term ._. stupid trap to fall in.
              Don't worry - We all make mistakes :>
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                #8
                Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
                Don't worry - We all make mistakes :>

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Errvald View Post
                  I can't... that's just too...

                  Man I had a great laugh!

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                    #10
                    LOL ... all good ... 8-}
                    Quinton Delpeche
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                      #11
                      You guys still do:

                      https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...ht=open+source

                      That thread leads to the assumption third party middleware wouldn't be there because UE4 were open source

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                        #12
                        I don't think this is worth a thread, its absolutely irrelevant whether UE4 is open source or not since it's source is open
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                          #13
                          Yep, just to clarify, it is not technically "open source" it's just a very very easily available source code. Yes, there is a difference, but it won't really affect much.
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                            #14
                            Closer to being open licensed than open source as fair access is granted but Epic maintains full rights as to means of distribution.

                            FBX falls under the same category as Autodesk allows the use and distribution of the API in any application who wishes to use it with little or no restrictions which can included competitors.

                            Seems to me though as far as licensing goes if you make money off your game you send Epic a 5% tip.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by John Alcatraz View Post
                              I don't think this is worth a thread, its absolutely irrelevant whether UE4 is open source or not since it's source is open
                              I disagree ... it actually does warrant a thread as already on other forums people are stating that Unreal Engine is Open Source and what they plan on doing with it. The reason why I started the thread was based on a conversation in another thread where a forum member was adamant that there is no difference to what Unreal Engine is offering an Open Source.

                              As an Open Source enthusiast, I felt that I needed to clearly point out that Unreal Engine is not Open Source and now that we have an official response from Alexander Paschall ... there can no longer be any ambiguity in the matter.

                              Thank you to everyone. 8-}
                              Quinton Delpeche
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