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To: Reinier Post <rp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Freeciv users <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>, vanevery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: copyright infringement
From: Tomasz Wegrzanowski <maniek@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:40:47 +0200

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 09:12:45PM +0200, Reinier Post wrote:
> > It really depends on how successful FreeCiv is on the platforms that
> > Hasbro wants to sell on;
> This is one good reason not to have a Windows version.

No !
Its not any reason at all.

> > if they feel that FreeCiv is going to cost
> > them $2 million in revenue, they'll give $1 million of that to their
> > lawyers and say "shut it down".
> And I'd agree with them.  It's their game, after all.

No, its not.
a) information has no owners
b) they didn't wrote a single line of freeciv

> As I said
> before, as a Freeciv player I'd be happy to pay a royalty fee to
> Microprose for playing Freeciv.  Or even to Hasbro.

Copyright is obselete idea.
Obselete by technology.
If you need to give someone money due to any random reason, give it,
but don't claim others should do it because of this reason.

> I can't imagine how to generalize Civilization into something else.
> It can be a better and more general Civilization  - Freeciv proves that -
> but to remove the exact Civ I or II rules would be just cosmetics.

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