David Ahl posts a public domain notice for his past works on Facebook.
Kay Savetz quote tweets:
"Creative Computing magazine, the BASIC Computer Games Books, all of David Ahl's other books and articles, everything copyrighted by Creative Computing Press — are all officially in the public domain."
@ne1for23 I’m kind of riled up over something I was speaking about with someone else so I’m a little salty…
I want this to be true, but can he do it? Does he own everything he wants to release? If he released something published under a book company whose property is still owned, how can he just declare it PD?
BTW, Jeff Atwood is crowd-sourcing rewrites of these games in various modern languages. I've done a couple of Ruby versions and it's an excuse for a fun little hack.
(If you read C, check out the code. It's horrifying )
@n8chz @suetanvil @ne1for23 It's a certain style of C. I kind of understand why an APL programmer would use it, but I disagree with using this style for C. I even wrote a blog post talking about it. https://blog.dhsdevelopments.com/commentary-on-array-cast
The gist of it is that for that style to make sense, you need to use a language which enables the style, and C is definitely not that language.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko