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Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:18 pm
by Kojack
http://www.oculusvr.com/blog/announcing ... 14-awards/
Oculus has just announced that they've bought Raknet, the popular game network library. The cool thing is they've released it as open source (under the modified bsd license used by facebook).

My students used to use Raknet for projects back in the early days. Our game Scooterama (won best indie game at the 2004 australian game developer conference) used Ogre and Raknet.
But over the years it became more restricted and commercial. It's good to see it fully open again.

https://github.com/OculusVR/RakNet

So... which graphics engine do you think Oculus will buy first?
(If I read that they've bought Ogre, remember that I made the cube, geosphere and barrel meshes in the sample browser. I want my cut!)
:)

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:58 pm
by Herb
Thanks for sharing this! I've used Raknet for years, and I've always been frustrated there wasn't another network package that was better in the open source community. This will be a great win for the open source gaming community.

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:19 pm
by insider
I was just going to apply for an Indy license yesterday. :mrgreen:
But I had lost my appetite looking at their license pricing page. :lol:

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:38 pm
by Klaim
Holy shit I'm using RakNet!!! That's good news for me (if I get a lot of money with my game - it will not happen - I will have one less company to give money to!) I hope the same happen for fmod...

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:18 pm
by Kojack
I feel sorry for anybody who has just bought the $16000 commercial license.

I'd love for Fmod to go open source. Or at least free for commercial use. It's a great audio library.

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:31 pm
by c6burns
:shock: I'm using raknet and now it's gone BSD .... sooooo awesome!

Re: Oculus buy (and open source) Raknet

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:53 am
by TheSHEEEP
Definitely good news.

I did not use RakNet so far, but heard mostly good things.