The project started in August 2002, when Toys For Bob released the partially ported sources of Star Control 2 3DO version to the fan community. Our goal is to port this wonderful game to current personal computers and operating systems.
The Ur-Quan Masters
Dear sixsixfive, now it is my turn to misunderstand: why do you say, that game-data is not free and open? Is not CC a free license? The only restriction is commercial use - but who cares? Use, modify and freely redistribute (don`t sell) game-data under the same license! Maybe you mean that the existence of license is restriction?
Right, and I understand your anger, but per definition it isn't a open-source game. Of course, the engine is, but the game data is not and an engine without game data isn't a game...
Paragraph 2: Source Code. Here it is!
Paragraph 3: Derived Works. The licenses are GNU GPL and CC, both of them allow modifications and derived works, and allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.
Well, I think you'll need to draw a line between open source and freeware, and don't forget paragraph 2 and 3 which is in conflict with your imagination.
I think that NC does not restrict free non-commercial redistribution. Just imagine the fat dude, that sells free opensource game, which he did`t made! I think that if the Ur-Quan community wanted to sell it, they would choose other license.
I think that we'll finally have to introduce that separate open/closed tag for resources, otherwise we will always have some misunderstanding on how to interpret closed/open source. Let's see what pheonton thinks.
Why is the game marked as "Closed source"? It is the real OpenSource project! The code is under GNU GPL and all data (voiceovers, dialogue, graphics, sounds, and music) is under CC BY-NC-SA. Proof
Check it, please, and let there be Freedom!