Re: SRD Updated
- ARG ARG ARG. I can copy the SRD verbatim, I can sell it, I can chop it up,
I can dice and slice it. The entire body of the SRD material marked
Released is OGC. I can do anything I want with it privately or commercially
as long as the OGL is with it and I dont claim it as my own body of work. I
can take the stupid rtf files of all the official released SRD material.
Print it out exactly as it is and sell it. And keep all the money from
selling it. I can take it and publish it with my own material. As long as I
make sure to show that the SRD material is OGC and that I dont own it.
Whether or not the rest of my published material complies with the laws is
a different matter and is not what I am talking about.
THATS ALL THERE IS TO IT. I didnt say its public domain, I said its use can
be considered as such. AS LONG AS I DONT CLAIM I OWN IT.
Dont read between the lines, dont over think it. I am not saying it should
or shouldn't be used in PCGEN. I am not arguing Bryans stand on the use of
SRD in PCGen. I am stating what WotC themselves have stated about the SRD
material. I am stating that it COULD be used in PCGen and that it isn't the
thing to be worried about when thinking of copyright/trademark/product
identity problems with PCGen.
Somebody said it would be nice to have some type of file with the SRD
material that pcgen could read data from. I was pointing out that they
could and from a legal point it wouldnt matter.
No lawyer-ize here. Dont come back and try acting like a lawyer and break
my statements down. Theres nothing to break down. I am not talking about
logos or trademarks or anything like that. I am talking about the
officially released SRD material.
Ok so I bit the bait and snagged the hook, I dont care. Like others I am
tired of all the back-room lawyer stuff, which was a point I was trying to
make. Which I failed to do it seems. Its so simple, yet people want to make
- Please leave an option to not have this information. I don't want my
character sheets cluttered up with the entire text of the books pertaining
to my abilities and feats. Either make two copies of the list files, or if
there's a programmatic way of including it, provide a way to turn it off.
From: Kurt Wimmer [mailto:kwimmer@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [pcgen] SRD Updated - no need to make feats and SA cryptic
This may be worth adding some extra functionality to PCGen instead of
adding even more TAGs and info to the LST files.
Basically, have the basics in the LST files, but have PCGen perform some
form of processing on the rtf or a converted format of the released rtf
files, and display the information from that file. Perhaps some form of
index system, where the rtf is processed into a plain text file, the
line # of each feat name ripped out and saved for a quick lookup by
So users selects the "Improved Critical" feat. PCGen takes that name,
finds the line # from the index file, then displays the info from that
index to the next.
Means updating the rtf, re-processing file and generating the index
every now and then (on update of SRD would be about right eh?), but also
means not copying and pasting and loading that info into PCGen. Faster
loading times... slightly reduced lookup times... though this could be
worked on to be nearly the same...
Comments? Clarification required? ...
Scott Ellsworth wrote:
> On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 11:13 PM, Rodney Cherry wrote:leave
> > http://www.opengamingfoundation.org/srd.html
> > Now official srd from dmg/phb:
> > Feats.
> > Special Abilities.
> What good news!
> Given the presence of these two on the SRD open gaming list, I suspect
> this means we are safe from being harassed if the feat and SA
> descriptions are entered in a useful way. For example, we can now
> the description for point blank shot "+1 to hit and damage againstthe
> opponents within 30 feet" rather than the useless "You are experienced
> in hitting close targets".
> (In many cases, a judicious choice of words will let you communicate
> meat of the information in the same number of words as the vague<http://rd.yahoo.com/M=178320.1681224.3270152.1261774/D=egroupweb/S=1705
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