Not to be a butt but should I ask permission before downloading and using your mod too?
You've been given permission to download and use it since it's available for download. You haven't been give permission to redistribute it.
sounds an awful lot like copy right, the internet is for sharing
"0-Dayz Forumz" forums are that way. --> And for the record, the Internet is for communication. Sharing is a benefit, not a requirement.
but coding forums are bound to be elitist, i mean just look at the WAU response
Hi. Welcome to the WoWAce forums. A developer community.
I can see that this will only end up a flame war if it goes too far, but the reality is that anything an author writes/creates is his/hers. They have the right to decide how it's distributed. That you even get to use it is a privilege. With all due respect and not trying to be rude, if you don't like it that's just too bad. /shrug