POV-Ray : Newsgroups : moray.win : Modernize Moray : Re: Modernize Moray Server Time
2 Mar 2024 01:28:59 EST (-0500)
  Re: Modernize Moray  
From: clipka
Date: 4 Jan 2018 04:59:30
Message: <5a4dfb02$1@news.povray.org>
Am 03.01.2018 um 22:55 schrieb Federico Aponte:
> I understand this question has been repeatedly asked in the past, but still...
> *** Is there any way someone can bring development on Moray back to life? ***
> I'd be willing to consider putting some effort into it. The aim would initially
> be to use it with a modern version of Windows (and Wine, perhaps?),
> registration-free and address its integration issues with the latest versions of
> POV-Ray.

In that case, the answer is, "probably yes".

The rights to Moray are currently owned by Persistence of Vision
Raytracer Pty. Ltd.; the only reason nothing has been done with the code
yet is lack of manpower.

So if you are willing to invest time and energy, the best course of
action is probably to put the source code up on GitHub and let you
tamper with it there.

We'll need to contact Chris Cason about this though, as Persistence of
Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd. is not identical to the POV-Ray dev team, so
I have no say in it. Also, it is my understanding that a few legal
hurdles need to be taken first:

- The software may have to be renamed (that was the original intention
at any rate).

- The software needs to be officially re-licensed unter the GPL (or some
other open source license).

- For the re-licensing to happen, some effort may have to be put into
weeding out 3rd party code that has incompatible licensing terms; such
pieces of code would have to be re-written from scratch before making
the code publicly available (such as on GitHub).

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