Long story short, I am developing a modding tool. The aim is to make it easier to mod units. I'm thinking of creating an open source project out of it for three reasons:
1. I believe it can easily be adapted to other modding friendly games where modding involves editing text files that have a uniform format.
2. I think it might be useful for others.
3. It is functional, but it's still a work in progress. Perhaps others might be interested in contributing.
Objects in the code reference to factions in the game (tec, advent, vasari). This is needed for the program to work properly, but I can't help but be reminded of Rebellion Developments lawsuit against Stardock over the word "rebellion".
Like the title says, does anyone know if the faction names are trademarked or otherwise legally protected in a such a way that I can't open source my program?