How did he do the right thing? Explain.
Put yourself in his place!
By Mojang hiring the core members of the project they secretly acquired the Bukkit project. If you are a developer for free and you put all your heart and blood into a project for 3 years like this, why did Mojang kept it a secret? Even core members didn't knew! Now Mojang officialy has taken over the code.
When you volunteer work, it's not your decision on what's done with it. I felt the same way when my public library decided to do away with the children's corner I helped set up some 6 years ago because they were under new management. Get over it and stop acting like children. Legally I'm thinking he has no ground to stand on.
Actually, I know for a fact he has no ground to stand on. The DMCA is illegitimate and has not been written by an actual legal team. I was originally going to go into law but got into computer engineering in college so I know a tad bit more than a 12 year old like yourself Niall.
"The DMCA takedown (found here) dated Sept. 3 claims that the CraftBukkit forks on Bukkit are a violation of his copyright. The notice also highlights Mojang's unwillingness put the software included in the mod (that it owns) under a GPL or LGPL license - which the original mod is under."
Yes, it claims that it's a violation of a non-existent copyright. Wolverness did not copyright his APIs, and if he did, that copyright still belongs to Mojang.
*not STILL, but instead, DOES belong to Mojang after they purchased the Bukkit brand legally and fairly.
Not to mention if Mojang hadn't been nice enough to purchase Bukkit, then this entire operation would have been illegitimate and possibly illegal. Originally it was before Mojang kindly purchased it.
So you are basically saying if I write an API and distribute it under GNU-GPL and someone uses it with code under your licence, then my API's initial licence doesn't count anymore? I don't think so! As long Mojang doesn't continue CraftBukkit under a similar licence as wolvereness licenced it, it is in direct violation of the GPL licence.
All this dmca issue is in the hands of Mojang...
... and please don't argue the hard work wolvereness and the other members did away.
It's clearly that they want that Bukkit related stuff stays free and open for the sake of the community.
This dmca takedown is NOT aimed at us, rather at Mojang.
Here you go: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/2fkz55/as_one_of_the_original_contributors_to_bukkit/
I still don't understand how you can't seem to comprehend this.
This code belongs to the owner of the copyright on bukkit.
Mojang owns the bukkit copyright.
End. Of. Story.
When Microsoft acquires a new company, they don't have this kind of problem, but only because the fact that they copyright their material. Wolverness did not legitimately copyright his material, he gave it away under a LGPL license which allows it for distribution with open source materials regardless of the program or company.
He's in a lot of hot water and he knows it.
You're obviously not really 24 years old, or else you'd be able to properly comprehend what I'm saying to you.
@Arch-Theologist You can't 'copyright' your code. When you make something, it's automatically copyrighted. It's your choice to licence it or whatever, but whatever I made, is what I got rights over. (well, it's like that in the Netherlands, so probably in other countries too)
Don't type stupid b.s. when you have no idea what it is you're discussing.
You are just mad... have you read and understand the link I posted to you? "... Bukkit contains contributions from third parties that were licensed under GPL or LGPL, but the copyright ownership of these contributions were never transferred over to the Bukkit project, so Mojang was only able to acquire copyright ownership of code written by the four core Bukkit members."
Did you not read what I wrote you or are you purposefully ignoring what I've written? The GPL or LGPL are both invalid you imbecile.
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