Re: One-line licence statement
Franck Joncourt <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 09:57:58PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > A 2-line version that seems good is the one Joey Hess uses for the
> > parts of ikiwiki that get copied into users' wikis, among other
> > things:
> > <http://git.ikiwiki.info/?p=ikiwiki;a=blob;f=debian/copyright>
> > Redistribution and use in source and compiled forms, with or without
> > modification, are permitted under any circumstances. No warranty.
> > It's shorter than the canonical version of the WTFPL, and seems to
> > cover all the necessary things for a permissive free software
> > license:
> > * allows unmodified and modified copying
> > * allows binary distributions
> > * explicitly disclaims warranty (quite important in some
> > jurisdictions, I hear)
My one quibble is that the “No warranty” is open to misinterpretation.
(I usually make it a complete declarative sentence: “No warranty
expressed or implied.”) But not very much, so it's a minor quibble, and
I wouldn't reject any software on that basis.
> Upstream took a look at it and is going to adpot this one.
> Many thanks for your help.
Yes, thanks for presenting that license text; I agree that it's superior
to WTFPL, and worth suggesting for these use cases.
Does it have a snappy name that we can use to refer to it?
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