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Old 05-08-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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My apologies - I posted in the wrong thread.  A "welcome" thread is the wrong place to express my feedback on this topic, so here is the correct place --
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Just thought I'd add my voice to the list of people that would prefer TMS didn't accept money from lying thieves (refer to http://www.game.org/med/ for further information).

Personally, if I lived near you, Mike, I'd key your car and smack your kids on their way to school daily.  You're in need of some serious karma and I hope you get everything that's coming to you.  Here, have a smug smiley...

[edit: forgot the smiley]
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Personally, if I lived near you, Mike, I'd key your car and smack your kids on their way to school daily.  
Whoa, what did you say? Did you just threaten to hurt someone's children over the DIKU LICENSE?! You are a piece of ****.

I'm lodging an official complaint with Synozeer, asking that you be banned. That's so out of bounds it's not even funny.

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Old 05-08-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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For crying out loud, lighten up! Here's a sleeping pill and two shots of valium.

Of course he isn't going to threaten the infamous Medievia CEO or his kids. It is called humour. I thought it was quite funny.

Anyway, what is this whole business of Medthievia about? having done quite a bit of research on it, from reading old debates between Kavir and Highlander [one of the MUD's founders] to reading the comments by former staffers on MEdievia who resigned in protest at the licence usage, in a simplistic sense it boils down to:

1. What code or codebase did Medievia begin with?
2. what is their code now, having entered the beta version of their latest stage of Medievia, Medievia 5 ?
3. What is the definition of a derivative work that must still be bound by the DIKU licence even if the code becomes 100 percent modified?

I am unsure what the answer to [2] is because not being a current coder on Medievia, I have never seen their code.

The answer to [1] appears to be starting with the diku/merc codebase.

Based on [1] above and the MUD's continued derivative status, I think that Medievia probably deserves the accusations. But I can also understand TMS giving them the benefit of the doubt now that they have begun Medievia 5.

This is an attempt to be as balanced as possible on the issue. It requires some effort to do so. I have the bias that I was a builder on Medievia and they sacked me for reacting to their incompetent management of my building work.

so now I build futuristic zones for Tempus instead.
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:14 PM   #4
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Anyway, what is this whole business of Medthievia about? having done quite a bit of research on it, from reading old debates between Kavir and Highlander [one of the MUD's founders] to reading the comments by former staffers on MEdievia who resigned in protest at the licence usage, in a simplistic sense it boils down to:
You might also want to read the other threads, such as the one started by the_logos in one of his increasingly unprofessional posts, in which Soleil no longer even bothers to deny being based on the Diku code, but instead just claims that there's nothing the Diku team can do about it. Of course that doesn't bother the_logos here, who apparently seems to think he's extended "professional courtesy" to them by giving them a warm welcome (which, in retrospect, is probably quite fitting).
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:51 PM   #5
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I posted this reply on another thread, but I figured I'll post it again here:
I am a mud player, I don't know coding, am not & have never been an IMM for any mud, have never reached Hero/avatar status on any mud... just a mud player. Now I've been playing muds for a little over a year, so I guess you could call me a veteran newbie. So I hadn't heard of this Medievia controversy, & didn't know what to make of it. Then I see that Molly O'Hara, someone who's posts I've always found informative, & respectful to all, posts a thread that she is leaving this board. That is a real shame, and I hope Ms O'Hara comes back, the mud community needs her. Be that as it may, I punch "Medievia code theft" on Google, & read a bunch of different sites, & find a very informative one at http://slithytoves.sytes.net/~kurt/Medievia.html

Now I have been a professional actor for 30 years & I believe I know a little something about copyright infringement, I would like to thank everyone who has posted their objections to Medievia coming back to this website, if you hadn't, I wouldn't have known anything, & no doubt would have played the mud. Now that I did a little research, I can assure you that I will never try it, I will make every effort to inform other newbie mudders like me. The fact that the thieves had a lawyer look for loopholes tells you all you need to know about their moral alignment.

All in all, I'll be hoping Molly will reconsider, we need her thoughtful insight a #### of a lot more than the logos & others of his ilk...
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:56 PM   #6
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 The fact that the thieves had a lawyer look for loopholes tells you all you need to know about their moral alignment.
Yes, clearly, using a lawyer is an indication that you're evil, not an indication that you're running a business. Darn those lawyers. #### them! So much better to listen to random forum posters for legal advice. By your childish logic, basically every company in the world must be evil, since they all employ lawyers to investigate things like what a contract actually says as opposed to what a few forum posters want it to say.

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Old 05-08-2005, 09:05 PM   #7
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Yes, clearly, using a lawyer is an indication that you're evil, not an indication that you're running a business
You missed the point.

What GuruPlayer writes:
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Originally Posted by (GuruPlayer @ May 08 2005,20:51)
The fact that the thieves had a lawyer look for loopholes...
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The fact that the thieves had a lawyer...
Any questions?
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by (Yui Unifex @ May 08 2005,21[img
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What GuruPlayer writes:
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The fact that the thieves had a lawyer look for loopholes...
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The fact that the thieves had a lawyer...
Any questions?
I think you missed the point. They didn't say they were looking for loopholes. Someone else put words into their mouth. They said they had a lawyer look at it and found it was full of holes, poorly written, probably unenforceable (I think that's what they said, don't quote me. It's the gist of it in any case.) That's called "doing your homework" and in the real world in which some of us try to live, it's standard practice to show contracts to lawyers for general review.

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Old 05-08-2005, 09:19 PM   #9
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I think you missed the point. They didn't say they were looking for loopholes.
Sorry, my post about the particular point you missed was not concerned with the quality of the Diku license. It was only concerned with your humorous attempt to twist "[they] had a lawyer look for loopholes" into "using a lawyer is an indication that you're evil". One does not follow from the other.

If you want your other, more important points to be taken with any sort of respect then you would do well to avoid such mistakes.
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:22 PM   #10
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Well. that's the difference between me & the_logos, I'm just a player & the_logos, unlike 99% of the posters, is in it for the money...gee...That must be why there's no reviewing of any of your muds, hmmmmm?... Yet every couple of weeks like clockwork, here comes another new promotion thread for one of the IRE muds. See, the "professionals" don't look at things like licenses with the premise: "Is it wrong?", they look at it as: "Will I get caught?"
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:22 PM   #11
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My partners have asked me in no uncertain terms to stop wasting my time (and thus Iron Realms' time to some extent) arguing with inconsequential random forum posters, particularly when an issue is already settled, such as the Medievia issue (they will be permitted here, they will continue to operate, there's nothing the Kavirs of the world can do about it, etc.). They're right, and I'm wrong.

Enjoy your futile complaints about Medievia! I'm sure you'll continue to have about the same amount of success in preventing them from being successful as you have in the past.

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Old 05-08-2005, 09:24 PM   #12
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I wanted to reply about the comparison mentioned in the other thread between Medievia and the Star Wars muds.

First of all, regarding the Lucas license...I'm no lawyer, but I'm sure any good one would know that even for a company that doesn't mind the production of 'fan fiction', it's a pretty good idea to have a license so that the copyright holders can enforce it as strictly as they desire in certain important cases, and still let little things slide (like the Star Wars muds). There is at least one major difference between Medievia and those Star Wars muds, in my opinion, and that is in that the guys at Lucas(that is, George Lucas or whoever owns the copyright) don't really care about the small-scale muds[1] that infringe their copyright. On the other hand, I've seen several quotes on KaVir's website of various DikuMud and Merc creators who are disgusted with how Medievia disrespects their efforts for the mud community.

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Personally, if I lived near you, Mike, I'd key your car and smack your kids on their way to school daily.  


Whoa, what did you say? Did you just threaten to hurt someone's children over the DIKU LICENSE?! You are a piece of ****.

I'm lodging an official complaint with Synozeer, asking that you be banned. That's so out of bounds it's not even funny.
I agree(not about the 'piece of ****' part ). Its out of line to threaten a person's family, even in jest.

[1] Ok, admittedly I'm making an assumption here that Lucas doesn't care about the Star Wars muds. And also I was guessing that the Star Wars muds are 'small-scale' but I don't really know how popular they are to tell the truth. (I apologize if I offended anyone in calling them 'small-scale'.

Edit: About the last thing I said (before the footnote), allow me to clarify that I don't think gth should necessarily be banned for that comment; I just agree that it was inappropriate.
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:53 PM   #13
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Sad that Molly is leaving.

I would rather Medievia stayed off of TMS, but that's Synozeer's call and I'll leave it to him. But aside from mild distaste, I rarely give Medievia thought. I don't like thieves, but is my dislike so intense I'm going to go out of my way to flame them? That's stupid. I'll just ignore them, and reccomend that others do the same.

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Old 05-08-2005, 11:34 PM   #14
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Listen to your partners. They're wiser than you.

They probably can see more.
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:14 AM   #15
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(they will be permitted here, they will continue to operate, there's nothing the Kavirs of the world can do about it, etc.).
ROFL...Synozeer has always presented as an intelligent person and I've moderated for a bit of time as has KaVir so we've seen him function. Do you honestly think if the public outcry was large enough, Midievia would survive on TMS? I'm sure the advertising coins are nice but I don't think he makes a living off of it. As to continuing to operate, sure they will, dishonor is an honorable behavior when you get to cash the checks, I just don't need to see it in my face.

I was anti-Midievia on TMC and walked away from TMC largely because of their presence and the other children flaming most of the things other people said. Fortunately, we have a decent cadre of intelligent people here and it really never gets as bad as TMC.

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Old 05-09-2005, 01:59 AM   #16
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Personally, if I lived near you, Mike, I'd key your car and smack your kids on their way to school daily.  
Whoa, what did you say? Did you just threaten to hurt someone's children over the DIKU LICENSE?! You are a piece of ****.

I'm lodging an official complaint with Synozeer, asking that you be banned. That's so out of bounds it's not even funny.

--matt
Whoa, I actually agree with the_logos here. Just because somebody's a complete *** doesn't mean you should kill their children, even though it may say so in the bible.

Can't you find other ways to go about this? I hope you were just joking, but even so, that's pretty awful.
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I see a lot of posts on this topic in one forum or another and i do expect to get flamed....
I voice my view on the matter Diku intented the code to be used for the benifit of many not the enrichment of a few by useing their code for personal gain.
Finding loopholes useing lawers who cares turn your backs on the issue refuse to give it any standing in the mud community and stop supporting those that help it along.
For those that support this immoral use of the law to polute an artist work with commercial gain shame on you.

If you dont like what I say live with it, thats my oppinion
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sorry i double clicke the post button
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:11 AM   #19
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My partners have asked me in no uncertain terms to stop wasting my time (and thus Iron Realms' time to some extent) arguing with inconsequential random forum posters
By which, of course, you mean that your partners have asked you to stop making even more bad publicity for their muds by associating yourself with and publically defending a well-known mud thief.

You should listen to them more often, and perhaps one day people might even start to take your posts seriously.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:00 PM   #20
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Whoa, what did you say? Did you just threaten to hurt someone's children over the DIKU LICENSE?! You are a piece of ****.
Yeah, that is pretty overboard. It's a freaking MUD license! How passionate can you get about this stuff?
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