Can I port one of your mods to Fabric or an older version of Forge (i.e. 1.12.2)?

No, you cannot. The majority of our mods are licensed under either the Modding Legacy License or the Lesser Modding Legacy License, both of which completely disallow direct ports without our expressed permission that you would need to provide proof for.

Why do we use our own licenses for our mods?

We have several projects under our belt, and we have put tremendous amounts of effort into our projects (especially the ones that are licensed under the main license). Unfortunately, there are several people who like to take what we make without our permission and use it as their own in the public. Obviously, if you want to port one of our mods to Fabric for private use only, that would be fine. We just do not want people reposting our stuff, and our license ensures that if that does happen, we can take care of it quickly and efficiently.

Also, I want to make it clear right now that the restrictions portrayed in our licenses are not because we have some sort of vendetta against Fabric or 1.12.2. The main purpose of the licenses have always been, and will always be, to protect the work that we spend so much of our time and energy on, and thus the work that we deeply care about.

What’s the difference between the main and lesser licenses?

The lesser license has fewer restrictions than the main license. If you want to know the full details you can just view the licenses themselves, but for a quick tl;dr, you are able to use code from projects under the lesser license as long as that code is used in a transformative way in your own project and isn’t simply copy-paste.