GMGen and the OGL?
- Hello dear PCGen community,
I have a question about GMGen and the OGL.
As I have read in the OGL it is not permitted that
someone programs routines which resolve gaming tasks/actions
(I don't know how to call it here).
1) But how do you got the permission to program GMGen
which can even resolve fights, please? (Have you a special
license to implement the SRD rules?)
2) Where can I ask for permission to also program
resolving routines based on the SRD?
The reason I ask is:
I am in the beginning of my plannings (which is called
"Design & Architecture" in the SW-Engineering jargon, the
"Requirements" I can easily skip because I am at this moment
the only one devel project) for "porting" PCGen and GMGen to a
web-based platform (yes, just take the functionality of
PC/GM/gen to the web).
I do __not__ want to get legal trouble!! I just want to
spend my free time for a easy to access and easy to use
And with GMGen the fun just begins because character generation
is only the beginning for gaming; the real help for the game
comes with GMGen (and its resolving routines) but as I wrote,
until today I thought that these were not permitted.
Please, ask me if my questions are not clear enough.
Thank you for the great work.
> I have a question about GMGen and the OGL.Are you sure you're not confusing the OGL with the d20STL/d20SG?
> As I have read in the OGL it is not permitted that someone programs
> routines which resolve gaming tasks/actions (I don't know how to
> call it here).
Paul W. King
PR SB, BoD
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul W. King" <paulking.rhochi@...>
> > I have a question about GMGen and the OGL.
> > As I have read in the OGL it is not permitted that someone
> > routines which resolve gaming tasks/actions (I don't know how toHello Mr King,
> > call it here).
> Are you sure you're not confusing the OGL with the d20STL/d20SG?
> Paul W. King
> PR SB, BoD
I could swear that the FAQs were not clear enough the last time I
looked at them. ;-)
But after your answer I read through various FAQs (Software FAQ, OGL
FAQ) and there was the question what someone must not do with d20
License which cleared all things up for me.
Thank you for pointing me at the right direction. ;-)