Facebook to acquire OpenGameArt.org for, like, a gazillion dollars

Facebook to acquire OpenGameArt.org for, like, a gazillion dollars

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OpenGameArt.org is excited to announce that as of April 1, 2014, we have been acquired by Facebook!

As a result of this deal, we promise that absolutely nothing will change even though Mark Zuckerberg now literally owns BartK.  We will not, for instance, take away all current license options and replace them with a single license that grants all ownership of your content to Facebook.  And we definitely won't start sending all your data to advertisers and government agencies.  Furthermore, one thing we in no way have plans to do is frequently "upgrade" our privacy settings and assume that you want all of your private data to be publicly viweable.

When asked to comment, OGA founder Bart Kelsey said, "Well, it seemed like the thing to do.  We're just coming off of a successful funding campaign, so what better way to drive a (*ahem*) rift between us and our users than to sell the site to a company that clearly doesn't have the interests of artists and game developers at heart.  In case you're wondering, I'm pretty much in full spin mode right now.  Realistically, there's no way I could possibly justify this to anyone (least of all our loyal userbase), but on the other hand, what do I care?  I can hardly hear all the complaints from underneath this gigantic pile of money."

Facebook CEO Fake Mark Zuckerberg said of the deal, "It was the right time to act.  Historically, OpenGameArt does annoying things right around April 1st every year (such as their acquisition and monetization of Battle For Wesnoth, and their addition of DRM which made all of their hosted art only work on alternating Tuesdays), so it seemed like the right time to do something that would make all of their contributors want to pull their hair out.  And as my company [Facebook] continues its slow but inexorable death spiral, it's my personal goal to bring down as many well-liked, user-centered projects with us as we possibly can."  Zuckerberg then pulled his pants down and mooned everyone in the press room.

As alwyays, we wish everyone a happy April Fools Day!