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Larp knowledge must be free

It is my deepest belief that the knowledge about larp must be free. I'm not refering here to the storyline, but on things such as larp design, tips from all around the world, and knowledge how larp works in various places. Knowledge benefits everyone - knowledge of non-larpers will help the popularity of the larp medium, and the knowledge of larpers will help make better larps.

I'm not writing this blog to earn money (though if you wish to donate to help it keep running, I'll be grateful - same goes for buying me a drink ;)). I'm writing this blog to popularize the larp hobby, help connect larping communities, hopefully help to improve quality where possible, or at least write something of interest.

I've been asked several times by other larp bloggers if they can republish something I wrote, and I always agreed. A few times I made the offer myself. So I think it's time to make my policy on such matters clear.

For everyone interested in republishing my works or building upon them, you can - I'm releasing ALL text on blog under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 licence, unless otherwise noted. You can also use all the larp photos I took (usually recognizable by watermark) in the same manner.
Basically, for every blog post I wrote or the photo I took this is a blanket permision for everyone to do the following:

to share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to adapt the work
to make commercial use of the work

Under the following conditions:
Attribution — You must attribute the work by specifying my original authorship and linking the original article or photo gallery.
Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Full licence text available here.

Spread the knowledge. Help to increase the visibility and quality of larp. Perhaps even start one.

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