Talk:Open source game developer Perttu Ahola talks about Minetest with Wikinews

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OR notesEdit

This interview was first conducted by French Wikinewsie @AirSThib: here. The interview was conducted via IRC. I asked few more questions via IRC. Both the logs have been forwarded to scoop.
•–• 17:32, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Minecraft pricesEdit

The 26.95 USd figure came from clicking the platform on this link. However, it seems to be not working as of this moment. So here is the link.

It is hard to read, so do a "Ctrl+A" or "Cmd+A" to select all text in the page, and you will see USD 26.95 figure.
•–• 01:05, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Review statusEdit

I hope to review this in about ten+ hours from now. --Pi zero (talk) 02:10, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Review of revision 4572454 [Passed]Edit

Thanks, Pi zero.
•–• 16:49, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Etherpad link for questionsEdit

Most of the questions were formed here: Etherpad link.
•–• 11:19, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Wrong termsEdit

Open source should be replaced with free, since the game doesn't use any proprietary libraries or data. Also commerical should be replaced with proprietary since Minecraft is closed source Anomper012 (talk) 00:55, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Re "open source" versus "free": It explicitly says the software is open-source and free; what you ask for is already there.
  • Re "commercial" versus "proprietary": It is commercial. We could have chosen to say it's proprietary, but what we said is not erroneous. This matters because it has been more than 24 hours since this article was published, therefore (per our archive policy) the article cannot simply be changed in a substantive way; at this point any substantive change would take the form of issuing a {{correction}}, and no mistake was made so no correction is warranted.
--Pi zero (talk) 02:36, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Open source does not necessarily mean it is free. You can make the source code available and sell it as a service. Proprietary does not necessarily mean you need to pay for it (example, Gmail). The source code of the game is open, and hence "open source" is correct. You need to pay for Minecraft, so "commercial" is correct, @Anomper012:. (talk) 05:58, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
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