Last week on Twitter, in between Elon Musk’s cries for attention, I saw a simple tweet by Emily Short announcing that Inform 7 was now open source. All I can say is … wow! Wonderful news.

Inform 7 is a wonderful tool. It is a free tool developed by Graham Nelson. Inform 7 allows us to write interactive fiction in plain language. It doesn’t read like traditional code. It reads very much like a story in doing so, is truly self-documenting.

So being that the tool was free, why does it matter that it’s open source? Good question, indeed.

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