r/technology Feb 03 '23

Netflix says strict new password sharing rules were posted in error Business


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u/MoobyTheGoldenSock Feb 03 '23

Plus, WOTC’s biggest competitor (Paizo) announced they were making their own public license anyone could use, and then put all their books on sale for 25% off (the same royalty WOTC wanted to charge.)

They sold 8 months’ worth of products in 2 weeks.


u/sparky8251 Feb 03 '23

Paizo also promised the license would be owned, overseen, and governed by a 3rd party entity made up of all the WotC competitors in the space so that no one company could ever pull the stunt WotC did again and one day unilaterally change the license terms to benefit them at the exclusion of everyone else.

WotC fucked up real good.


u/Yog-Sothawethome Feb 04 '23

Which makes sense since the people who founded Paizo were former WoTC employees; some of which had a hand in writing OGL 1.0. Hell, I think I read that one of their lawyers was the actual guy who wrote the original text.


u/EnsignCadie Feb 04 '23

The time of the ORC has come.


u/CelticGaelic Feb 04 '23

Fuck I missed that sale!


u/Pianoplunkster Feb 04 '23

Humble bundle has a shitload of the PDFs for $25 if you just want the content.