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Re: [pcgen] Re: [FREQ] New license question

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  • Dominic Amann
    ... Aha, so if the code can support these options based on a data file (like the strange STR- encumbrance file), then we can all benefit, without having to
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 3, 2003
      merton_monk wrote:
      > I rather like John's idea. CMP did get that permission to include
      > that in PCGen, so the question becomes whether support for it can be
      > added directly to PCGen's code base or done as a separate add on of
      > somekind produced by CMP. I think if everything were done with data
      > files, like John is suggesting, that it is fine in terms of
      > licensing. CMP would have to provide the files to PCGen, or at least
      > give PCGen permission to create/use those files to take advantage of
      > that functionality. I'm sure that kind of permission can be granted
      > from CMP to PCGen (that's why we worked so hard to get this kind of
      > permission from Wotc!). :) At least I think that would satisfy all
      > the legal requirements. I need a few extra years to go to Law School
      > to understand all this stuff... I'll have to think about this more,
      > maybe Mynex or Lone Jedi have a different idea, but right now I don't
      > see why this wouldn't work. Our permission granted by our agreement
      > isn't permanent, so I think that would preclude us from checking the
      > data files into cvs for release in an opensource app, but making it
      > available either at the pcgen release site or on the CMP site (free,
      > of course) would be viable options. Do all these legal considerations
      > not make anyone's head spin like it does mine???? ;)
      >

      Aha, so if the code can support these options based on a data file (like
      the strange STR->encumbrance file), then we can all benefit, without
      having to have a fork in the code!

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      Dominic Amann, Linux Based Solutions Ltd., <http://www.lbs.ca/>
      18 Candlewood Cr, Toronto, ON M3J 1G8
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