Forum > Pazaak Cantina Sourcecode

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-01-25, 14:03
Some people asked me for the source code of Pazaak Cantina, Pazaak Cantina Online or the Pazaak Cantina Online server. Although Pazaak Cantina and Pazaak Cantina Online will always be free software, I am not willing to share the sourcecode. This has got several reasons:

Firstly there is the security aspect. Nobody writes perfect code, including me. Therefore it could be that somewhere in the code is a security hole, which can be found much easier with having the source code. Like security holes there can also be bugs in the Pazaak Cantina protocol. These could be more easy exploited to cheat and frustrate other players. Moreover, there are few pazaak players out there, and it is sometimes hard to find an opponent online. If there would be many websites hosting Pazaak Cantina Online, it would even be harder. If there is an update, it would take ages to be applied to all the sites, some sites would even never update at all. This would degrade the user experience. And then I have spent many, many hours writing several Pazaak Cantina clients and servers and putting this website together. It would be very easy to copy without even noticing the work behind it.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2013-12-02, 18:18
I changed my mind and released the source of Pazaak Cantina Online together with a description of the Pazaak Cantina Protocol
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)