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Free software game restoration II

This talk is titled "Free software game restoration II," and was presented at LibrePlanet 2022 by Dennis Payne.

Dennis is a free software game developer in his spare time. He has started Bt Builder and Troll Bridge, and maintains several other games he has stumbled across. "Open Game Source" is a series of articles about his game development efforts. Recently he has been developing a free software game achievement system.

This talk is about free software game restoration. Changes in libraries and languages break games. Games slip from distributions as they no longer run. Web sites disappear causing the source code to be hard to find or lost altogether. This talk returns with more games restored to working state.

Slides: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration-ii-slides/


8 months, 1 week ago

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.