From Tapestries MUCK
While in the past Tapestries MUCK used to allow a very select group of people access to the ability to program MUF, this is no longer the case. A few existing people with that access and the Wizards are now the only ones that will have that access.
The reasons for this is to preserve your privacy (MUF is very insecure), system resources, system stability (it is very destructive when a MUF programmer withdraws their programs from the muck), and to help prevent Harassment.
Software for use on the muck must meet several criteria:
- The software must include a GNU, BSD, or other copyright or license agreement that will allow Tapestries MUCK to use the software with out continuing approval of the author or other parties.
- The software must be deemed to be useful to the general populace. This can cover a program used by one or more Public Building facilities, or that are intended for general consumption as a global command, or other widespread usage.
- The software must be reviewed by a MUF wizard for security and privacy issues.
- Widespread programs, such as those intended to be a global, or to be offered as publicly linkable require the approval of the Head Wizard so that he may retain creative control of the look and feel of the muck.