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 +  * GPL only for codes
 +  * CC BY-SA 3.0 for other content
 ======License history====== ======License history======
-When we started this project we used a content and code base from The Mana World. ​This had good and bad points, ​the good ones were that the game skeleton was present, we just needed to work on the game itself, and in the functions that we wanted to add. But bad points were that we were stuck with their guidelines, as it would be as much work as starting from scratch a new game as to change them.+Most of the groundwork from Evol comes from The Mana World and eAthena. 
 +Both of these two projects use the GNU GPLv2 as licenseso we inherited ​it while forking The Mana World
-Over the years, we decided to change //some// of these guidelines, which we found incoherent with our game idea. One of these decision was to change the license kind that we inherited from them: The [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GNU Public License version 2]]. This license ​was designed for source code such as the C used in the serverthe C++ in the client and in eAthena scripts and XML files used in the game content. +The GPL is a well known and largly used license ​through ​the FLOSS worldthis is why it'​s ​a good choice to keep using it. 
- +  * Missing arguments why we want to change
-That'​s ​allThe GNU is badly designed for other game content like sound effects, musics and any graphics used. +======Why this choice====== 
- +  * Comparaison to other well known license, and our wish.
-======Our license policy====== +
-  * GPL only for codes +
-  * CC BY-SA 3.0 for other content+
   * Why not other license + advantage of CC   * Why not other license + advantage of CC
   * Why not other CC   * Why not other CC
-======Adoption of the new policy======+======Approving our license======
   * Our actual work on changing the license   * Our actual work on changing the license
   * Brief disclamer for those who accept the dual-license and the abandon of the GPL support   * Brief disclamer for those who accept the dual-license and the abandon of the GPL support
 +  * Name of those who accept to release their work as CC BY-SA 3.0.