Re: [Legal -again-] Contributions

From: Daniel Koepke (dkoepke@CALIFORNIA.COM)
Date: 08/17/97

On Mon, 18 Aug 1997, Andrew Helm wrote:

-+Yes, actually in so many words it does say that. :)
-+At least, it says that your CircleMUD cannot in any way facilitate donations.
-+Umm, how is this different from what I've been saying all along?

Okay, last time I'm going to say this.  I realize I've been thoroughly
unclear with the idea, but let me try to get this across.

You have been saying that the license forbids someone from sending a
donation.  That is not the case.  The license forbids you from *accepting*
a donation.  When I said this, and you understood what I saying, you
said that there is no difference between what you were saying and what I
was saying.  This is, again, not the case.  There is a distinct difference
between someone not being able to *send* donations, and someone not being
able to *accept* donations.

Someone may send you a donation, but you can't accept it.  You must send
it back otherwise you are in violation of the license.  Your suggestion
that the license forbids people from sending donations is ludicrous.  That
would only work if the license bound those people, which is not the case.
The license only applies to the people who have "agreed" to it by using
CircleMUD.  Therefore, CircleMUD does not take away anyone's free rights
to donate, it prohibits you from accepting donations.  Any indication that
not being able to accept your player's donations, and not allowing players
to donate is ridiculous.

Daniel Koepke -:- -:-  [Shadowlord/Nether]

     | Ensure that you have read the CircleMUD Mailing List FAQ:  |
     | |

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : 12/08/00 PST