[Linux-aus] [Grant Application] Kids Tracks at BuzzConf

Mark Foster blakjak at blakjak.net
Fri Sep 22 12:18:02 AEST 2017

On 22/09/2017 2:14 p.m., Arjen Lentz via linux-aus wrote:
> Hi Ben
>> The kids workshops use Arduinos, Makey Makeys, MIT's Scratch game development
>> project, paper, conductive ink, and so on. One of the workshops uses Minecraft.
> Semantics on other aspects aside, can you please clarify what is open/free about Minecraft?
> To my understanding:
>   a) Minecraft is closed source Java;
>   b) for any networked use (even LAN) every user is required to have a central Minecraft account, which requires a one-off payment.
> Perhaps I'm missing something.
I think he was simply stating it for the record (full disclosure), and 
not asserting that Minecraft was 'open'.

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