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Making CCP tech open source will enable Eve Online to live forever

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    pete_the_paper_boat
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    Ohh, yeah that makes more sense.

    CCP Games, the Icelandic developer behind long-running MMO Eve Online,

    Ohh, yeah that makes more sense.

    31 votes
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      apolz
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      I am somewhat disappointed clicking into the link though. Was really looking forward to reading about some crazy Marxist, command-economy experiment in Eve Online ran by the Chinese Communist Party.

      I am somewhat disappointed clicking into the link though. Was really looking forward to reading about some crazy Marxist, command-economy experiment in Eve Online ran by the Chinese Communist Party.

      20 votes
      1. Loire
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        The economies in many Null Space alliances were very Marxist and command-based in my day so I'm sure you can find some writing on the topic somewhere. Free ships and equipment for members,...

        The economies in many Null Space alliances were very Marxist and command-based in my day so I'm sure you can find some writing on the topic somewhere.

        Free ships and equipment for members, extracted resources typically belong to the corporation/alliance, manufacturing controlled by alliance leadership and dictated based on immediate necessity/vanity when Titans/Capital ships were new and hard to build.

        9 votes
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    vord
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    I think one of the most interesting things to me, as a non-player, is going to see the code that implements their time dialation.

    I think one of the most interesting things to me, as a non-player, is going to see the code that implements their time dialation.

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    1. streblo
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      I don't think EVE is being open sourced, just the engine: Maybe time dilation and node reinforcement is part of that though. That would be neat. If it's their network code getting open sourced as...

      I don't think EVE is being open sourced, just the engine:

      As announced earlier this year, the company is planning to make its proprietary Carbon Development Platform – which encompasses the studio's Carbon Engine and other technology – an open source property, giving other developers their chance to get to grips with the same tools behind CCP's flagship title.

      Maybe time dilation and node reinforcement is part of that though. That would be neat. If it's their network code getting open sourced as well I'm curious if they are still using stackless python. It seems pretty outdated nowadays, but I imagine moving away from it would be a major rewrite of a lot of stuff.

      8 votes