Revisiting Section 15 Copyright Notice of the Open Game License

An Odd Little Section Containing Such Odd Signatures

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

In Open Game License, the seventh post on my blog, I wrote:

Oddly enough, when I buy books, I really enjoy looking to see if there is a copy of Open Game License (OGL 📖); If one is present, I look at the updated copyright notice to see the rules systems that contributed and influenced the making of the book in hand.

As Wizards of the Coast (WotC 📖) hastens to bring about the end of the OGL, the dawning of the Open RPG Creative License (ORC 📖) age draws near. It is my deepest hope that the “15. Copyright Notice” section concept will continue forward.

That section represents a best-faith effort of a graph of knowledge sharing and derivation. Put another way, it is a bit like a family tree tree. One that WotC seeks to chop down and burn.

This section, the one that the license compels us to update, is a guest book of visitors to our mind. I do so hope a new guest book emerges.

As someone who has published under the OGL, I’ll be looking to the ORC Alliance. Hoping to have a place to look at fellow gamers’s guest books.