This is an addendum to this post.
I’ve been asked to tell you if I would appreciate your telling people where you got your mechanics from, should you happen to get them from Dangerous Journeys™. My reply is, of course.
Now keep in mind that the DJ mechanics are rather generic, so in all honesty you don’t have to tell anyone you got them from me. But it’s the nice thing to do, and lets people know you are an honorable person.
For my part I will do my best to keep the mechanics as generic as I can, though when I use them in the DJ system I will have to present them in such a wise as to make them legible. How you make them legible in your system is your business, for it will be your work. Just remember that 1+1=2 is public domain, while “Whilst one dost append a single item to another such single item dost mean that one has dost produced a duality of items.” can be and is copyrighted in that it is a unique expression—albeit a rather busy one.
No, I won’t be crafting a open gaming license—much less using one, or an open system license on the grounds I have too much to do to bother with fussing about it. If you want to use the DJ mechanics, go right ahead. You want to use the DJ system, let’s talk about it. Let’s keep things open and above board and to refrain from discouraging the efforts of others.