[MUD-Dev] code base inquiry
Travis S. Casey
efindel at io.com
Tue Nov 16 08:15:29 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, Andru Luvisi wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Sep 1998, Philip Loguinov -- Draymoor wrote:
> > These source codes are provided to people who want to
> > run a mud for fun to save them work. Why would people who
> > mud/run muds for a _hobby_ drop source codes provided to them
> > under no cost or expectation.
> So that they can ask for donations on the login page without worrying
> whether it violates the license agreement. So that they can have their
> mud included among the Red Hat or Debian packages some day. So they can
> use their mud as a virtual office for real work. So they can use their
> mud as a classroom which they charge people to attend. I'm sure there's
> several more I can't think of right now.
The original poster, however, did not say that he felt that codebases
should be developed which allow these things -- he said that he wanted the
*community* to drop these codebases. In other words, he doesn't want
*anyone* to use them, regardless of their motivation for running a mud.
Perhaps that's not what he intended to say, but that is the meaning of
what he wrote.
> > The only reason i can see is to force
> > people to use commercial code bases, code from scratch, or play
> > commercial muds
> The fact that these are the only reasons you see do not make them the only
What other reasons can there be that would require not the freedom to
choose another codebase, but forcing *everyone* to not use those
codebases? Personally, I can't think of *any* good reason why someone who
wants to use those codebases should be prevented from doing so.
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