Re: [BoD Report]
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "merton_monk" <merton_monk@y...> wrote:
> Look at it this way:Given there is a group that continues to cry "where's the document?",
> Pros for putting AU in a PCGen release against the wishes of
> 1. those who want AU data are happy
> Cons against putting AU in a PCGen release:
> 1. publisher may be less willing to give us permissions for closed
> content sources, so users of those books will be unhappy
> 2. other publishers may be less willing to deal with us since we'll
> develop a reputation as being disrespectful of publisher's wishes,
> so potential users of that data will be unhappy
> 3. we will be reversing a stated policy that has been with us for
> nearly 4 years.
> 4. we will be breaking ranks with how the accepted guidelines used
> between publishers themselves (at least I see this as a Con)
> We may avoid CMP-is-evil kind of flare-ups and make the AU people
> happy, but we'd just make a lot of different people and publishers
> unhappy (and I suspect those camps will be much larger!). Either
> way some group of people is unhappy, and I've always chosen to have
> PCGen respect the wishes of the publishers and be a good netizen.
> If that makes some people unhappy and forces me to endure cycles of
> flame, then so be it. I hope that by explaining the rationale
> behind this policy we can help dampen the flames. Maybe I should
> make a new item at pcgen.sf.net about this policy and place a
> permalink to the rationale for it? Include something about this in
> the Welcome message for this group? I think most people will
> understand it if they know what the consequences of changing the
> policy would be. Sound reasonable?
I think this is an excellent idea. Link to it from the SF.net site,
from the CMP site, and also put a link in the "links" of this group.
At least the next person that brings it up can then be politely
pointed at the link. And if you make up a FAQ list for this group, it
should be #1 on the list. ;)
- On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 02:48:13PM -0500, Charbeneau, Chuck wrote:
>I dunno. It sounds like you've got a dihydrogen monoxide
> I can stop drinking (alcohol, Caffeine, whatever...) anytime I want.
(http://www.dhmo.org) dependency; that could be a challenge.
Keith Davies "Your ability to bang your head against
keith.davies@... reality in the hope that reality will
crack first is impressive, but futile"
-- Geoffrey Brent, rec.games.frp.dnd