Re: Re: <AdMiN> Charges, etc

From: Dan Shiovitz (
Date: 01/13/97

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Mike Prior wrote:
> Anthony don't be such a sceptic...I would pay money to a MUD if it was good
> and I have. It was worth every cent of it.  I know a hell of a lot of people
> that have as well.  I can't see any reason why you shouldn't go for it.

Except that it's a direct violation of the circlemud license.

> If players want to give you "gifts" then you should be able to take them
> without worry of being sued.  An idea a couple of MUDs used was giving some
> good eq that you wouldn't normally get from mobs, if you donated.  

As is this (these are *specifically* stated as being illegal in the
license).  The Diku license, otoh, only says you can't make a profit
on it, so donations for "maintenance" costs are probably ok.  

(Even selling mugs and stuff seems to be a bit dodgy .. the circle
license says it can't be used to "facilitate" acceptance of fees,
donations, etc.  This might mean that even putting a "HELP DONATIONS"
screen that says "We are selling mugs and T-shirts that say "I'm a 
SpleenMUD player!"  Send $20.00 to Fred Smith for yours!" is not ok.
On the other hand, I don't see any possible objection to putting this
notice on the mud's web page.)

> Mike
dan shiovitz
slightly lost author/programmer in a world of more creative or more 
sensible people ... remember to speak up for freedom because no one else
will do it for you: use it or lose it ... carpe diem -- be proactive.
my web site: some ok stuff.

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