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POLL: Should There Be More "Open Source" Rules Systems?


384 votes were cast.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes
191
50%
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no
92
24%
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all rules should be open-source
24
6%
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no opinion
77
20%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

The "open source" movement favors the public ownership of such items as software and intellectual property, as opposed to the concept of individuals owning assets which are used by society at large.

Almost all gaming rulesets are proprietary - that is, they are owned by the designer and/or the publisher. Revisions and expansions are controlled by them.

In the role-playing community, by contrast, the d20 system is available under the Open Gaming License and the d20 System License.

Should more miniature rulesets be developed in an "open" structure?