"Notch" Persson - Literally worse than EA. Thanks
Someone saw that the EULA says you can’t charge for these things, and
asked one of the people working at Mojang about it. That person said that
yes, it is indeed against the rules, and then everything exploded. A lot of
people got the impression that we’re changing the EULA somehow to only now
disallow these things, but they were never allowed. A lot of people voiced
their concerns. A few people got nasty. Someone said we’re literally worse
We had discussions about it internally, and eventually had a big meeting
where we said that yes, people running servers are a huge part of what makes
Minecraft so special, and that they need to be able to pay for the servers.
So we came up with all sorts of ways this could be done without ruining the
“you don’t pay for gameplay” aspect of Minecraft we all find so important.
These rules we’re posted in non-legal speak here:
mojang.com/2014/06/lets-talk-server-monetisation (our lawyers are probably
having a lot of fun trying to turn that into legal text). There are new
rules. These are new exceptions to the EULA. All of these make the rules
more liberal than things were before.
People are still asking me to change back to the old EULA. That makes me