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CraftBukkit Minecraft Extension Project Hit With DMCA Takedown

CraftBukkit, cornerstone project of the Minecraft server community, has been removed from the bukkit.org site today due to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act claim. In the claim, developer Wesley Wolfe asserts that code he contributed to the project under the GNU General Public License is not legally compatible with the closed-source Minecraft server binaries distributed with CraftBukkit. The GPL requires that software included or link with a GPL-licensed product provide the full source code.

As of press time, Minecraft developer (and Bukkit project owner) Mojang AB has not commented on the takedown.