[MUD-Dev] Forks or Frameworks?

Koster Koster
Wed Dec 20 16:03:16 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu 
> [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> Matthew Mihaly
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 7:03 AM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: Re: [MUD-Dev] Forks or Frameworks?
> 
> Personally, I have a difficult time understanding why anyone who is
> setting out to make a good mud would use _any_ copycatted content.

1. Because they want a platform they are familiar with.
2. Because they want to do "X mud but better"
3. Because they want a rapid prototyping platform to test concepts
4. Because they don't have the chops to make everything from scratch
(which doesn't, IMHO, preclude their being able to make a good mud).

Much as we might like to decry stockmud syndrome, it's not a bad thing
for the community, IMHO. If they didn't exist, then we'd just have
fewer people who created new codebases.

-Raph
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