Intermediate LPC first edition
Copyright (c) 1993 George Reese
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except to cover the costs for distribution media and and shipping and/or
2) The textbook must be distributed or displayed in its entirety in its original
form. Changes may only be made to private, individual copies, except as
Acceptable changes are defined as the following:
1) Format changes, such as changing from WordPerfect to Word
2) Medium changes, such as from electronic copy to paper
3) Content changes are only acceptable under the following circumstances:
a) In electronic media: none of the original text may be ommitted.
You may add comments
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and are accompanied by
the game name or real name of the author of the comments
b) In hard copy: none of the original text may be omitted, but it may
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Comments which are typed or printed must be made in accordance with the
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Practically speaking, this is what I mean:
First, I wrote this mostly for mud admins to put onto their muds for learning
coders to read as they are learning to build realms. I did not do this for
someone else to make a buck. So if you charge money for redistributing it
or allowing someone else to see it, you are in violation of this copyright.
Unless you are simply charging for what it cost you to print up a copy or
what the diskettes and postage cost to mail it.
Second, I wrote this textbook, and I should receive credit/blame for what I
say, and others should receive credit/blame for what they say. For example,
if I said something completely wrong, and you simply corrected it, I would
be getting credit for something I did not do. Yet, if you comment according
to the outline above, you will be properly credited for your comments.
More important to me, however, is the practical effect of having hundreds of
copies of this textbook everywhere. If you change something I had right
without noting it as a comment, I will be blamed for spreading
misinformation. This problem is only compunded if the text is redistributed.
So I prefer my words to remain my own. But, when I make mistakes, or if
something I say does not fit your driver/mudlib, please comment it so people
will know. In addition, having the comments side-by-side allows people to
see other ideas, like how another driver might handle something.
I want to please note again, you may display this on your mud (like in /doc).
You do not need to
mail me for permission. I would not mind email, since it is nice to know
people are using it, but that is not required. Also, if you really feel I have
done such a wonderful job that you should pay money to use this, then give
$5 to your local ASPCA (or international equivalent).
See the file titled Contents for a full list of textbook chapters.