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.