Author: JT Smith
InfoWorld has a column by frequent NewsForge contributor Russell Pavlicek taking about the Blizzard Entertainment vs. bnetd Open Source game server controversy. “The problem here is one of precedent. If you thought you were free to use legally obtained software any way you wanted, think again. Under the guise of protecting its intellectual property, Blizzard has also demonstrated that it is possible to force its customers to use its software with its services alone. And don’t think for a minute that the rest of the software industry hasn’t noticed.