Really, I think it's a shame that a few have a monopoly over Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition. While it seems to be a good idea for everyone, it does leave some Memes undeveloped for 4e. In other words, certain scenarios can only be developed for Pathfinder and not D&D.
What a tragedy, what a shame, for you guys who play 4e. For you see, I kinda like psions. Enough to write an adventure for them. Without the Players Handbook 3 being in the SRD, you have no chance of seeing certain adventures coming to life for 4e officially except if they are printed by the first party. But they are in the 3.5 System Reference Document and under the OGL.
But Wizards has a habit of buying the rights right out from under the author. This is work for Hire. The author gets paid a paltry sum and really . . . who in their right minds would sell their rights? Especially on a planet with an Internet? Boy the internet sure screws things up for publishers, doesn't it?
Dungeons and Dragons shouldn't be owned by a few, but by all the inhabitants of the Earth. Having a Monopoly over Dungeons and Dragons, even a partial one, is insane.
Comic by Nina Paley and republished under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License.