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Installation 01 has the support of 343 Industries

Installation 01 has the support of 343 Industries

Installation 01 has the support of 343 Industries

Installation 01 has the support of 343 Industries

 
Installation 01 has the support of 343 Industries, with the company assuring the Installation 01 team that they are not under any legal threat provided that the project remains non-profit and continues to follow Microsoft's Game Contend Usage Rules. 
 
This means that Installation 01 will never be in a position to accept donations or to sell any form or merchandise, though this decision should not be applied to any other pending Halo-based projects.
 
Below is a comment from Church, the Project Manager behind Installation 01, regarding his team's contact with 343 Industries. 
 
 


Installation 01 has been maintaining a level of contact with 343 Industries over the past several months. We initially reached out to a company representative and spoke with him about getting into contact with Microsoft/343's legal department to answer a few inquiries we had about the legality of our project. This representative has acted as a kind of liaison between our team and 343 since then, and we have maintained a level of transparency with 343 Industries (through our contact) regarding Installation 01's plans, the scope of the project, our goals, and how we as a team aim to meet and support those goals long-term.

Over the past few months, we've shared details of our development plans with 343: our release schedule, planned content, and more. Up until very recently, this was a one-way street, with us sending them information and them thanking us for maintaining contact and keeping them informed. This changed recently. 343 Industries gave us an opportunity to participate in a call with a few company higher-ups to engage in a meet-and-greet and involved discussion about the future of our project. They also gave us an opportunity to ask a lot of questions about the ongoing legal status of the project.

We are happy to announce that the outcome of the call was both incredibly informational and very positive! Through these interactions we have been ensured that Installation 01 is not under imminent legal threat, provided we remain non-commercial in nature and scope, and continue to follow Microsoft’s Game Content Usage Rules to the letter. We are now able to say with certainty that Installation 01 will never be accepting donations. We also will not be selling i01 or Halo related merchandise. This is to keep a respectful distance between us and Microsoft’s intellectual property. It is also important to note that these rules and assurances from 343 are specific to Installation 01 as a project, and should not be interpreted to apply elsewhere. Through ongoing communication with 343 Industries we hope that we, as a fan project, can continue to be a positive driving force within the Halo community.

  

To be completely clear, 343 Industries are not giving any official support to Installation 01, either financially or with development. They are supporting the development like a fan, similar to us, with only kind words and the assurance that they will not take any action against the project provided that they follow Microsoft's Game Contend Usage Rules. 

This means that the development of Installation 01 will continue as normal, with the team continuing to develop the game with great care and within the bounds of any applicable rules and regulations from Microsoft and 343. 

 

 

You can join the discussion on Installation 01 on the OC3D Forums

 

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29-06-2017, 14:33:42

NeverBackDown
I'd say this might actually speed up development. Might get a few more modders since they will know that the project is not going to be sued provided they don't try to make moneyQuote

29-06-2017, 14:55:07

Damien c
Excellent news as I am really looking forward to this!!Quote
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