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Licensing - WTFPL

My favorite license is WTFPL. The actual content according to wikipedia:

           DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
                   Version 2, December 2004
 
Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar
 14 rue de Plaisance, 75014 Paris, France
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
as the name is changed.
 
           DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
  TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
 
 0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.

As you can see, it's very short and straight forward. You can do whatever you want. I was looking at it again today, when I realized that most of my code on github didn't have an actual license. So, I went back and licensed them under the WTFPL, because quite frankly, I wrote most of it for the fun of writing it and learning. I don't want any of the nonsense associated with longwinded licenses.

That said, I'm licensing the code to this blog under the WTFPL, but keeping the license to the content of the posts. Why? Because, I don't really feel copies of my ramblings spread over the internet randomly. That said, if you actually have a good reason, just ask me for permission.

Posted on 08 November 2010 in wtfpl licenses

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