15 Years Ago a Student Developed A Terminal Music Player With Visualizer For Graduation Purpose. We Are Porting it With GNU GPL 3.0 License for our own need and we will redistribute for free. This is an official notice cum announcement for the player. If the original developer has reason to become sad, then a Court’s order will be needed to prevent the porting. Who have ported, worked, like the person named Stian, their name will be including.
It is not exactly easy to continue development of a free software particularly when Governmental Mass Surveillance systems are ready to hunt the hard disks via Closed Source softwares. Open Cubic Player is not any unknown software. The original software developers had no target for improvement or increasing compatibility, additionally many independent developers tried, contributed for the software. Without making it a dedicated unified project, their credit is officially not given. Development in this path increases the risks of vulnerable to bad commits.
If You Want To Use The Terminal Music Player With Visualizer
We wrote before how to install Open Cubic Player both on OS X and GNU/Linux. There is no meaning of repeating the same. You can build from the source code as well.
Terminal Music Player With Visualizer : Rewriting The Code
It is written mainly in C. When we are rewriting the code, then there actually should not be any question of stealing someone’s code. Still, we are using the phrase “porting”. There is no question of development of the software for Microsoft Windows. Only GNU/Linux and OS X (unofficial) builds will be re-written.
We have no interest to contact the original developer. The name Open Cubic Player will be changed to another name which is compatible with Free Software Culture. What we are not doing :
- Suppressing the original history of development
- Including spyware or malware function inside
- Sending email to the original developer for seeking permission
What we are doing :
- Rewriting the code for a new player
- Nulling any chance of claim of software patent to this new project
- Including a Free Software License
- Sending the newly developed software to the other developers to check for any malware function
- Adding changelog, credit etc.
The word porting will be omitted from version 2 of the development. Anyone can contribute like any other Free Software in an organized way. Community did 90% works, for sure, but it needs arrangement.
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