Open Source Characters are characters created specifically, or later made available, for use by anyone. The main difference between "Open Source" and "Public Domain" is that "Open Source" characters usually have a stipulation of including this paragraph (or a minor variation of) when they are used:
"The character of (Character Name) is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving (Character Name), in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."
All new open source characters must first be published here and, after being reviewed by the team of admins to determine whether it meets the standards required to be posted here, an admin will move the page.
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