[MUD-Dev] Information sharing (was: Re: Where are we now?)

shren shren at io.com
Sun May 6 01:22:16 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

On Sun, 6 May 2001, Greg Munt wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Morrow <Jon at Morrow.net>
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu <mud-dev at kanga.nu>
> Date: 05 May 2001 9:06 AM
> Subject: RE: [MUD-Dev] Information sharing (was: Re: Where are we now?)

>> There are a surprising number of hobbyists that make their
>> DIKU-based servers available to the public through their own small
>> Web sites.  Wide usage rarely occurs, but old players often pickup
>> the code and carry the game's legacy forward.  It's also common for
>> owners to pass on their code to another immortal, player, or
>> friend, and the results are the same.
> I've noticed that (some? most? all?) mud sources only enter the
> public domain when the mud has stopped running. Does this indicate
> anything? That mud sources become available because the mud they
> supported has 'failed' in some way?

There are, of course, security issues involved in releasing the code
to an active mud.  Doing so would have to increase the chances of
security breakins a whole lot.

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