[MUD-Dev] code base inquiry
Travis S. Casey
efindel at io.com
Wed Nov 17 08:09:52 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Lars Duening wrote:
> On 15.11.99 at 16:48 Ilya, Game Commandos wrote:
> >I plan to strongly espouse that the hobbyist community dump all of the restricted
> >code bases (the DIKU line, nearly all the LPC line, and just about everybody else >actually!)
> I'd love to remove the "no monetary gain" clause from lpmud, however, most of the
> contributors of former years have vanished off the net and can't be asked if they
> changed their minds, so I'd have to rewrite their parts from scratch.
> Otoh (and because other mails mentioned this), in the LPC world it is acceptable
> to ask for voluntary donations for the game, given that donators do not get
> preferred treatment, and that the donations are used for the upkeep of the game
I'll note that DGD was written from scratch to be an LP-alike, and can be
licensed for commercial use. Beek has indicated in the past that he's
gotten permission from the original LPmud copyright holder to license
MudOS for commercial use, but I don't know if he's done so.
With an LP, you'd still need a mudlib. The two mudlibs for DGD may be
licensable, but I'm not sure. However, writing a mudlib isn't as
difficult as writing a mud from scratch.
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