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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:02AM   Printer-friendly
from the its-all-a-game dept.

NCommander writes:

"ArsTechnica reports that Unreal Engine 4 is being re-released under a subscription basis which provides full access to the source code, and a flat 5 percent gross royalty for use. Comments from EPIC show that Unreal Engine 4 is being ported to Linux and SteamOS as well as a variety of other platforms, and that you can cancel the subscription at any time. For educational usage, as well as free (as in beer) games, no costs beyond the subscription fee are incurred."

Ed Note: Updated title to be less misleading.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by mechanicjay on Friday March 21 2014, @04:44AM

    Indeed. We came across a filing cabinet full of microfiche a few months ago for the VMS 4.x source code. Contractually supplied by DEC and COMPLETELY useless, even when it was new. Worse than unix in that you couldn't even build the environment from scratch if you wanted to.

    We've honestly come so far with respect to source code access with the OSS movement, it warms the heart.
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