Ryan Dancey, one of many co-creators of the OGL 20-odd years in the past, has began a petition to assist protect the license in its present kind.
Garnering virtually 7,500 signatures in a single day, a brand new petition from Ryan Dancey calls upon Wizards of the Coast to assist the OGL v 1.0a. Dancey created the petition within the wake of Wizards of the Coast’s continued silence on their proposed OGL adjustments.
It appears ironic that the corporate that began the OGL within the first place is being known as on to maintain doing the factor that helped unfold their footprint as broad as it’s right now, however that’s the place we’re.
Ryan Dancey’s OGL Petition – “Hasbro, Please Take No Motion Concerning The Open Gaming License v1.0a”
The petition reads as follows:
The worldwide neighborhood of players who use open sport content material licensed with the Open Sport License v1.0a represents a two decade success story.
The Open Gaming License was used to create a shared area of mental property together with the principles of Dungeons & Dragons at a time when the tabletop roleplaying sport market was in disaster.
At this time, Hasbro, the house owners of Dungeons & Dragons by way of their subsidiary Wizards of the Coast is planning to deauthorize v1.0a of the license.
We, the signatories to this petition, are asking Hasbro to take no motion with regard to v1.0a of the Open Sport License. Don’t try to deauthorize or revoke it.
We ask that Hasbro acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of individuals have invested their time, their sources and their artistic energy into open sport content material and initiatives that use open sport content material and that any try to change the elemental licensing system which permits that might carry nice hurt to the neighborhood.
It should additionally carry nice hurt to Hasbro itself. The consequences of the proposed adjustments have already generated large chaos and fragmentation of Hasbro’s prospects, and people results will amplify and turn out to be extra highly effective if the corporate proceeds with its present plans.
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Our ask is easy: Please make a public assertion that neither Hasbro nor Wizards of the Coast will try to deauthorize or revoke the Open Gaming License v1.0a.
This comes on account of WotC’s proposed adjustments. Which make one factor very clear. The neighborhood needs open gaming. Or not less than the thought of open gaming.
And can go to nice lengths to protect it.
See and signal the petition proper right here