Jeremy, how do you feel? (fwd)

From: Jeff (
Date: 08/24/94

Harold Marks <> writes:
> 	Recently, I recieved an offer of a site to run my modified circle 
> 2.2 on.  This particular site is a commercial internet access provider.  
> They have a system that they offer sites to some muds knowing that a 20 
> person limit will be put on the game at any particular time.  In order to 
> get on after the 20 person limit is filled, you must either wait for 
> someone to get off, or pay a fee to the internet provider to gain 
> access.  I used to play a DikuMUD at that had a similar 
> situation, and I did not think the DikuMUD creators had a problem with 
> this.  But in order to protect me and the provider, would the above 
> situation break any part of your license?  And/or would you have a 
> problem with a modified Circle going up under these conditions?

This is a violation of the original DikuMUD license.  Under no circumstances
may a provider make a profit using the Diku code.  It's the same thing as
the TSR debate on rgmd.  Whether or not the provider is charging for the
MUD, they're still using the code to gain a profit.


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