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Old 08-01-2015, 02:46 PM   #1
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DikuMud to OSI OpenSource - a True Possibility

I have been coresponding with Hans, one of the original creators of DIKU, in regards to re-realeasing DIKU as either public domain or true open source. I've included the main portion of the corespondance. I've been attempting to contact Michael, but have as of yet been unsuccessful, but it does seem that the creators of DIKU are open to the idea of DIKU being re-released under an OSI compatible license.

As I understand it, this community has been particularly passionate in enforcing the original DIKU license. Though the original license has never been litigated, it is this community that has been the primary enforcement mechanism. I wanted to perhaps start the discussion again, and perhaps (if someone actually has Michael's contact information) see if after 20 years this piece of legacy software could become truly open-source.

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Old 08-01-2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: DikuMud to OSI OpenSource - a True Possibility

It certainly could, but what do you do about the license of all the derivatives? Is it worth the effort?
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: DikuMud to OSI OpenSource - a True Possibility

OpenRPI is luckily a straight derivative of Diku Gamma, so in that engine's case: absolutely.
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