Circlemud/diku Licence

From: Emil Nilimaa (
Date: 07/19/00

I have been reading through heaps of messages from the
mudconnector member forums. Read some quotes from the
creators of dikumud.

So i would like to hear what the creators of circlemud
has to say about the legal issues concerning the
circlemud licence.

scenario 1
Lets say you build a mud (circle based) get a nice
playerbase and start selling t-shirts on the webpage
with a logo of a blabla elf, a creation from you very
own theme. The Mud would still be totaly free to play.
Would the circlemud creators have anything against this?

scenario 2
Then, if the creators of AD&D made a mud based on the
ad&d theme on their webpage. Totally free to play.
But next to the mud link, there was a button
"order the complete handbook". Would this be against the
licence of circle and diku?

scenario 3
Someone design a mud totally free to play. The mud
exchanges banners with hundreds of commercial sites,
get new fresh players from website visitors. The mud
would be advertised all over the web on other commercial

scenario 4
A free to play mud, cost nothing to play, with a kickass
homepage. And on the homepage there is a "lovers
contact" webpage, where visitors can get in concact with
eachothers for 10 bucks.

scenario 5
A free to play mud, on the website there is an Altavista
banner, and webpage get thousends of bucks each month.

scenario 6
Your mud is going kewl, lots of players. Everything is
free, the website has no commercials.
So good that Bill G calls you and says,
hey i wanna buy your website.
You sell the website for 1 million dollar, but the mud
is still hosted by yourself on your server. Bill G uses
you website to get more people to visit microsoft.
Could go on and find more scenarios, but you get the

IS the circlemud licence LEGALLY probhiting (or how its
spelled) your WEBSITE from getting money off your worlds
THEME.  NOT the codebase it is running, but the THEME of
the world. Like AD&D if they made a mud. Using their
THEME as Advertisement.

What i wanna know is if its is PERMITTED to sell
webspace on your website, with a link to a mud hosted by
yourself, or someone else, running on a circlemud or
diku code.

I WOULD like to hear this from the CREATORS of
circlemud, and not some coder using the mailing list.


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