I believe it would be much better to clearly state that again. Within the Civ4:Colonization community, there is no bitterness to my experience. (I don't know enough about the other communities to say something.) Well of course, there have also been arguments and discussions. But that is normal and usually these things got clarified again. There have also been a few cases where modders did not want to share or only shared under some conditions. But this was usually caused because these modders felt they did not get enough support or cooperation themselves from others. In some cases these modders could be convinced to rethink their opinion by offering support and assistance. In some cases they could not be convinced (yet). But as long as they are still around, there is still a chance to do so. And even if they can never be convinced to share and cooperate, community will at least still have their mods to play. Trying to force people to do something is the wrong approach. Most of the experienced modders know each other for years and have been sharing and cooperating forth and back. In many cases really good friendships grew out of these cooperations. These modders know that they heavily profit by good relations to each other. Thus they will take care themselves that things stay like this within their community. But good relationships between modders require some respect for each other and each others work. That is why I personally believe, that a modder has the right to state "terms of usage" if he feels that they are necessary. And these "terms of usage" should be respected then, of course. A guideline (something like the modiquette) is still a good thing however, since it tells new members, how things usually work withing the community and what kind of behaviour the community will thus expect. By the way: Merry Chirstmas.