This license was modified on 2005-03-06.  Modifications performed were:
     o removal of the binary references to the code.  
     o change of license from "1999-2004" to "1999-Present"
     o hyperlinking of parent licenses (ROM, Diku, Merc) to this document

A copy of the old license is included here
I. Preface This work is provided under the terms of this license. The work is protected by copyright and/or other applicable law. Any use of the work other than as authorized under this license or copyright law is prohibited. This work also includes code from ROM (rom.license), DIKU (license.doc) and Merc (license.txt). By using, modifying or redistributing this code you indicate your acceptance of all of these licenses and agree to be bound by them. Any breach of these licences will terminate your right to use, modify or redistribute this work immediately. II. Use and modification You are free to use or modify this code in any way you want with the following conditions: a. You must register with the owners of this license by sending an e-mail including your name and the IP-address of the machine on which you wish to operate to You may register more than one IP-address, but each IP address will result in a separate unique User-ID. You must also include a valid mailing address. It is to this address that your user-ID will be sent. b. Use of this sourcecode implies understanding that failure to comply with IIa, above, will result in revocation of this license. c. The login message to your mud must contain, in addition to the strictures placed by ROM, the following line within the first 24 lines of text, not to be scrolled past during the login process, and readable by all players, during each connection: Inq 2.5 Copyright 1999 - Present Tamara Boileau Additionally, the helpfile "inquisition" must remain in its entirety, and must be flagged as KEY within the hedit code (as it is by default with this release). d. This license is meant to be durable; it may be altered in the future by the OWNER (, and will immediately be applicable to all versions. Changes to this license will be broadcast on this page and via email to all registered users. III. Release and Redistribution a. Distribution of the sourcecode is acceptable, but subsequent users must satisfy the terms of (IIa), above, in order to legally utilize this code. b. You may not release subportions of this code, nor distribute them, without including the header at the top of each respective file with that subportion. Use of all, some, or part of this code binds you to this license, and you must meet the tenets of part II, above. At a minimum, use of any portion of this codebase within another will require compliance with IIc, above. (The inclusion of an INQUISITION helpfile and the copyright line on the login screen.) c. This license is binding. You must include this license and the other licenses as mentioned in the Preface intact and unmodified in their original files. You may not change, remove, or relocate any of these licenses, warranties, or copyright notices.