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Open source, BVE versions, OpenBVE, and copyright. lets get things str8


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I heard or read sumwhere that one of the BVE versions or OPENBVE (I dunno which) is open-source.

 

I thought that open-source means that anyone can freely modify any models or routes or anything in it if he/she knows how to.

 

Now if this is true (no matter which version of BVE is open-source) then i don't understand why ppl stick so hard to copyright things about their creations in any BVE version.

 

Can anyone explain this here?

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openBVE is open source. The source code is released on the website. If one knows C#, they can modify the source code of openBVE and release it without permission.

 

However, this only applies to the program itself. Routes are under their creator's terms.

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Only the program itself is open source, anyone can freely modify the program. Train models, routes, skins, textures are NOT open source and belong to the individuals that create them.

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