Heh. You and me both.
Currently, ARC DREAM has an exclusivity deal, so I direct most people there and they work stuff out with Shane.
Ah ok, I guess I'll email Shane then, thank you.
I'm currently noodling with a system, and I'm thinking I'll do some kind of open-source/open-design deal with it. It's called "System 6-10."
That would be pretty sweet. I've a great fondness for your systems, particularly the interesting uses for various mechanical bits you devise. That'll be something to look forward to.
I like open licenses myself, and I think they can be financially valuable. Evil Hat has done very well (by what accounts I can gather) with FATE, and at least 3 or 4 other authors/houses have been able to publish games using that system and make a little for themselves too. I'm not sure if the original content creators (Stephen Sullivan for FUDGE, then Evil Hat for FATE) necessarily make any more money by releasing open, but I think that the overall amount of commerce and value created by that game engine is far greater than any one of those producers could individually have made.
In any event, thank you for answering my questions on your forum Greg, I really appreciate the straight forward answers and having this conversation out in the open should hopefully help anyone else with questions about ORE's licensing.