Important Status of 1.8 Update

Discussion in 'Server News' started by Jigsaw, Sep 6, 2014.

By Jigsaw on Sep 6, 2014 at 9:03 PM
  1. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw Staff Member Administrator Founder Developer

    As some of you may already be aware of there are some very concerning things happening with the Bukkit project right now. For those of you who aren't aware, Craftbukkit is, for the most part, what we use to run MutinyCraft. In reality we use a custom version of Craftbukkit named Spigot, but nonetheless it is a "child" of craftbukkit which are all part of the Bukkit project.

    In the past few days one of the developers that contributed to the Bukkit project decided that he no longer wanted his contributions to be part of the project any longer. Essentially he sent Bukkit a cease and desist letter that asked them to no longer provide links to download any Craftbukkit version that contains his work. I'm not really going to get into a huge amount of detail about this right now as there are very few facts about what is going on to provide.

    What I can say is that MutinyCraft has no plans of going anywhere anytime soon. However, we may have to wait slightly longer before we can take advantage of the 1.8 features. The bottom line is that until the legal issues Bukkit is facing go away or are resolved there will be no updates. I wish I had more to pass on, but that is all I know right now.

    Message from Mojang COO:
    DMCA Notice posted on Bukkit:

    I know this may be slightly confusing to some, so post any questions you may have and I can try and answer them.
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Discussion in 'Server News' started by Jigsaw, Sep 6, 2014.

    1. cakeislife
      :crying: why do bad things happen to good people? Jigsaw
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    2. Goliath_153
      interesting ... oh well! 1.7's doing us fine as is right now and best not to rush something this big, anyways, it'll just help build up the hype and make it all more worth the while in the end :)
    3. Hairycaveman
      Because we are bad people :(

      Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
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    4. ThePartyGuest
    5. psychic94
      The research I did before I found this post tells a vastly different story from what others have drawn from your links.
      Read about the prisoner's dilemma, that should give some clues.
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    6. Jigsaw
      For the most part the links I posted were to show the DMCA notice and that where it originated. The "why" and "what's next" is something that no one can be certain to at this point in time. The only thing I can be certain on is our server will not be going anywhere regardless of the other nonsense going on.
    7. r0adk1ll
      There is a whole load of stuff on REDDIT forum now implying that Notch sold out to Micro$oft.


      I've moved this to its own thread in 'general discussion'.
      Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
    8. Jigsaw
      That's not really on topic with this thread.
    9. Ricky
      I really think it was childish for Evil to request any of his work to not be linked. He worked on the project for years, without pay, could someone help me understand why after he quits the project that he wishes for nobody to use his hard work?
    10. Jigsaw
      Wolverness was the one who requested that the downloads be removed due to an illegal license. I don't think anyone knows the true reason why he decided to make this claim so late into Bukkit's life, but there are many assumptions.

      Personally I believe that the main reason is to do with Mojang actually owning the Bukkit project. Most people were not made aware that Mojang, along with hiring Bukkit developers, also purchased Bukkit (the forums, the name, etc..) and this ultimately led to the feeling of betrayal for the developers who contributed to the project without actually knowing who was behind it. Therefore, within his legal right, Wolverness decided that he no longer wanted his contributions to be included in a project that was not properly following the open source licensed it claimed.

      No, I don't think it was the right choice by Wolverness, but any of the developers who contributed could have done the exact same thing. All it takes is something they don't like to trigger this reaction. The only way to prevent it is for minecraft to allow the inclusion of their source code with the distribution of CraftBukkit. Without that source code it breaks the licensing.
    11. r0adk1ll
      oops. my bad. Might be worth starting a separate thread for the takeover rumours.
    12. Jigsaw
      Agreed. :) Feel free to create one if you would like!
    13. r0adk1ll
    14. inconceivable777
      Well In MY option 1.7 is FINE for me and 1.8 is EVEN LAGGER
    15. r0adk1ll
      I actually prefer using 1.7 too. Tried 1.8 and its laggy & glitchy on my PC.
    16. kguida112
    17. Captain
      No I'm AFK. [emoji35] [emoji335] [emoji316] [emoji316] [emoji317] [emoji317] [emoji88] [emoji88]
    18. AraduRIS
      Those emotes suck so much. *Back on topic*
    19. Captain
      They're spooky, for Halloween. [emoji326] [emoji316] [emoji317]

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