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Oculus VR responds to ZeniMax's claims that Carmack stole IP for the Rift

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
May 5, 2014
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  1. Last week, John Carmack's former employee claimed he stole intellectual property that ultimately helped the Oculus Rift go from garage-based pipe dream into a working reality. On Monday, the company issued an official statement on the matter after briefly acknowledging...

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  2. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 55

    Greedisgood 999999 hahaha!
     
  3. Lawyers don’t know how to read code, but they do know how to lead a client on.


    Plus, people who fall out, like saying bad things about each other.
     
  4. PixelOz

    PixelOz TS Rookie

    The truth is that his thinking of adding support for VR in those games was the way to go and John was seeing that clearly, being so forward thinking as he is along these lines. They didn't see that and now when they see the new momentum that Oculus has taken, now that they have realized that VR could finally be on the verge of become a a true reality (as most everybody else has) they want a piece of the pie. The timing with the huge Facebook acquisition is a bit too perfect. Sounds to me like these people are very badly buthurt because now they have realized the huge mistake they made by not supporting Carmack's ideas before. I can imagine Carmack sitting on his office chair now: "Waaaahhh Zenimax! Let's call the waaaaaambulance!"
     
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,747   +425

    Ahhh the SDK and the source code for the Rift are two *very* different things. The whole world knows (Oracle vs Google) what an SDK is and they know it is an arbitrary abstraction. I can name a method "SameMethodAsOracle" as easily as I can name it "DefinitelyNotTheSameAsOracle". The SDK isn't exposing the source code of the Rift's internal operation which is surely the real value of the platform? If it is poorly done and exposed software side, maybe.
     

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