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Andre [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, July 22, 2010
6 years ago9,142 views

If your book uses so much material from Wikipedia, then what about licenses? Shouldn't it in turn have to be licensed under GNU Free Documentation License?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Yep you're right, the book is fully licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The full license is also printed at the end of the book. So you can freely download the editable digital version if you like, and in turn mash it yourself if you want.

tuzemec [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

What about kindle edition?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Tuzemec, hmm, good suggestion, I have to read up on how to provide a Kindle version and look into that.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

God bless Day of the Tentacle!

jbluther [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

I hope there is a chapter about Sam & Max!

petato [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

You can download from

blogoscoped.com/graphic-advent ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

> I hope there is a chapter about Sam & Max!

Yep, there is! You can see the full table of contents at
blogoscoped.com/graphic-advent ...

Michael [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

The book looks great. Thanks so much for doing this.

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Philipp, I'm speechless. It just happens that I loved almost the same game titles in the past. Maniac Mansion on C64 was my first experience with adventure games. Myst and Riven were giving me sleepless nights a bit later.

Great job!

Anon [PersonRank 7]

6 years ago #

Are the images GFDL?

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Fantastic job! I grew up on these games, so can understand the obsession.

Datrio [PersonRank 1]

6 years ago #

The lack of Broken Sword saddens me deeply.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Anon, the book is Gnu-licensed, the images are Fair Use, the source URLs of the screenshots (not necessarily the copyright owners I guess, I'm not sure if one can "own" a screenshot?) are listed at the end of the book...

John [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Is there a place where I can download a PDF version?

Thanks!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Just so you know, Lulu.com has made it extremely easy to publish to Kindle and iBooks without the publisher having to do anything

Bob Sausage [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Would love a downloady version. Instant gratification = win.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

John, let me think about publishing a PDF, right now I went with the HTML zip which you can get at the site. Would that suffice?

James, thanks for the info, I will look into that. Having it as eBook would be cool.

Andreas fixmix [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

I like it very much. Monkey Island and Leisure Suit Larry were my first favorite games back in the 1980ies. Even if the graphics were crude
it was the idea of the games which counted.
Thank you Philipp for compiling this book.

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Just tweeted about it here :) cool well done Phil.
twitter.com/eliaskai/status/19 ...

George R [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Slashdot has a thread "Our Video Game Heritage Is Rotting Away ".
games.slashdot.org/story/10/07 ...

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