In LVL - QLIVE - New Joint Service Proposal
1,922 days ago
: id software hosting a server for continously trying different custom maps with Quake Live is most likely not going to happen from what I have heard the past years.
The reason for QL not to support custom maps is that id is hosting all the servers and thus distributing all the content. Distributing content requires you to have the rights to the material you are letting people download which eventually means that you have to buy the content backed up by an official and legally correct contract document.
The way to get your map into the game currently is getting community backup on the QL forums (they added a dedicated map making section not too long ago) and potentially send an email out to SyncError.
Edit: I think a potential work around would be to release all levels under lvl OGSL if that still exists. However that would only be allowed for those relying on stock materials as reference sites like cgtextures AFAIR conflict with open source licensing.Edited 1.35 minutes after the original posting.