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dac_nip
hi guys..Im a member of an organization and we're doing talks and lectures regarding FOSS and other open source projects. Right now im assigned to discuss topics about FOSS games. I hope to hear from anyone who has suggestions on which game is best to discuss. Please do not include propriety games. At this moment, Im considering cube as one of the best choice because of its simplicity and low requirements. Any suggestion will be noted. Thank you very much

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modak
You can talk about Quake 2, now that its engine has been open sourced :
http://freshmeat.net/projects/quake2-opensource/
dac_nip
thanks. the suggestion is highly apppreciated.
modak
Oh, I completely forgot about the Morphix Game CD. It is not in active development right now, but you can download one made for Morphix 0.4.1 fromthe website http://www.morphix.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=4&id=73&Itemid=59

Lot of opensource games, along with great hardware detection.
george7004
what is FOSS?
trickstott
I would like to point out that Quake 3 is also open source now.
dac_nip
FOSS-free open source software dude. thanks modak..that website was very helpful. athough i've been searching other games other than first person shooting games like quake or cube. know other games? probably counterpart of warcraft, starcraft..etc, strategy games. as long as it is for the public, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks..
modak
george7004 wrote:
what is FOSS?


Free/Open Source Software, a four letter acronym, unlike the industry standard three letter ones Smile Also called FLOSS for Free/Libre/Open Source Software, to emphasise that free means freedom and liberty and not just the price

Basically this is a type of software which allows users to see what is under the hood and adapt it for one's own needs if required, for fun and profit, both for the user and the developer. The user gets the ability to take an existing software and customise it for his needs. The developer gets a whole lot of people to test his software, and to hire him to make changes if the users are not technically proficient.

FOSS is essentially standards based. Standards like TCP/IP, POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) , ODF (Open Document Format). This reliance on standards and the ability to change and modify the source code means that even if a vendor of FOSS software goes out of business, there will be other software able to retrieve and use that data stored in the abandoned software.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posix
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOSS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
http://www.opensource.org/
http://www.gnu.org/

dac_nip wrote:
athough i've been searching other games other than first person shooting games like quake or cube. know other games? probably counterpart of warcraft, starcraft..etc, strategy games. as long as it is for the public, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks..


Have you looked at FreeCiv http://www.freeciv.org/index.php/Freeciv ?
There are other websites too that host Linux game news :
http://www.happypenguin.org/
http://www.linuxgames.com/

I forgot where the LokiGames downloads are, you can ask out at dedicated Linux Gaming forums about the location of Loki Games' repository. Too bad Loki went out of business.

http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php has some more links. Googling for Linux games should throw up more links.
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