Quake 3 to go Open Source?

By on August 5, 2004

iD Software uber-programmer John Carmack hinted on Slashdot that Quake 3 may soon go open source.

By the end of the year. There are still a lot of higher priority things, but it is coming soon.

That would be a tremendous boon to a lot of folks trying to write open source games and simulation packages. iD Software is doing an exceptionally cool thing by releasing its older engines into open source.