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Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:12:45 pm »
I decided to give a license to one of the projects I'm working on. However, none of the licenses available are truly free. The GPL is a joke, the Beerware notice requires you to retain the notice, the Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License requires you to change the name if modified, and all the other ones force me to read a headache-inducing novel of legalese.

That's why I decided to create my own, genuinely permissive and free (in every single sense of the word) software license.

Behold, I hereby present you the Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License! (or FuPL)

Without further ado, here is the full license:

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          JUST DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANNA DO PUBLIC LICENSE
                        Version 1, January 2013

  Copyright (C) 2013 Jane Doe <[email protected]>

  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified copies
of this license document, and changing it is allowed.

         JUST DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANNA DO PUBLIC LICENSE
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

  0. Just do whatever the fuck you wanna do. Seriously.

I will from now on use it in quite a few of my projects. FSF better approve this software license.

Fight for your freedom! Don't let those brainwashed GPL fanboys hinder your vision!
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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:23:04 pm »
Lolwut? :P
This JDWTFYWDPL seems like a pretty nice license, just simple total freedom :P

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 09:10:42 pm »
I'm afraid this license already exists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL

But still, it's a pretty nice license.

EDIT: Oh wait sorry I didn't noticed the slight change that says you don't have to change the name. Still, it's a nice one.

Also is that license just the same as plain public domain?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 09:15:22 pm by Juju »

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 09:24:25 pm »
Yeah, he noticed that one :P

the Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License requires you to change the project's name if modified

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 09:31:34 pm »
Lol nice one. Keep in mind that your license still doesn't let us do whatever we want at 100%, though, because we are still forced to include it with our releases or nearby. :trollface:
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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 09:37:45 pm »
Lol nice one. Keep in mind that your license still doesn't let us do whatever we want at 100%, though, because we are still forced to include it with our releases or nearby. :trollface:
We're allowed to change it to a proprietary license and take all credit for it though :trollface:

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 09:39:12 pm »
Uh, isn't this just like Public Domain?

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 09:43:44 pm »
Uh, isn't this just like Public Domain?
Yes.

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 09:45:06 pm »
But this is more fun!

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 09:50:46 pm »
Haha, awesome license :P

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 11:44:53 pm »
So..
Is this satire on changing the name if modified?
Because this about entirely identical to the the other one.

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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 12:43:24 am »
Quote from: WTFPL
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.

Quote from: FuPL
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed.

the Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License requires you to change the project's name if modified

Actually it just requires you to change the license's name if modified (which you just did), it says nothing about the project's name which you just do what the fuck you want to. So I can take your license, heavily modify it, do whatever the fuck I wanna do with it and release it with my program under the exact same name (which might make no sense). The rest is identical to the WTFPL, but reworded.
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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 07:58:17 am »
You're right, didn't notice that (read: read too quickly and understood differently). But still, even though my English skills are... ahem, world-class, I misunderstood. It could easily happen to someone else, and even just the need to think even for a millisecond about whether or not the person is doing something wrong, could turn him off from using the said license.

With FuPL you really do whatever the fuck you just wanna do, no strings attached. Change the license name, keep it the same, make the program commercial, rip me off, modify the code, don't credit anybody, credit your mom, share the program with your buddies, tell them you made it, tell the Police you made it, use parts of the code, rape the license, change the license into GPL, remove the license, get your anus bleached, I don't give a shit, JUST DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANNA DO.

So..
Is this satire on changing the name if modified?
Because this about entirely identical to the the other one.
"About" is the key here.

Uh, isn't this just like Public Domain?
Yes, but "Public Domain" is also a disgusting bunch of formal words that hides more formal legalese vomit behind it. For example, the oh-so-nice CC Public Domain License is the following:

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The person or persons who have associated work with this document (the "Dedicator" or "Certifier") hereby either (a) certifies that, to the best of his knowledge, the work of authorship identified is in the public domain of the country from which the work is published, or (b) hereby dedicates whatever copyright the dedicators holds in the work of authorship identified below (the "Work") to the public domain. A certifier, moreover, dedicates any copyright interest he may have in the associated work, and for these purposes, is described as a "dedicator" below. A certifier has taken reasonable steps to verify the copyright status of this work. Certifier recognizes that his good faith efforts may not shield him from liability if in fact the work certified is not in the public domain. Dedicator makes this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of the Dedicator's heirs and successors. Dedicator intends this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights under copyright law, whether vested or contingent, in the Work. Dedicator understands that such relinquishment of all rights includes the relinquishment of all rights to enforce (by lawsuit or otherwise) those copyrights in the Work. Dedicator recognizes that, once placed in the public domain, the Work may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not yet been invented or conceived.

You can't be fucking serious. The person or persons who have associated work with this document (the "Dedicator" or "Certifier") hereby either (a) certifies that this is bullshit and I'm not going to read it. Wait, this one's good: "Dedicator intends this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights under copyright law, whether vested or contingent, in the Work."

Oh wait, hang on, that legal tool is retired! (as worded by CC) Why?

Because "US-specific; co-mingled two very different use cases. Replaced by two separate tools: the CC0 Public Domain Dedication and the Public Domain Mark."

CC0 Public Domain Dedication and the Public Domain Mark? Seriously? Give me a break.
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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 08:13:43 am »
Did you copyright this?
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Re: Just Do Whatever the Fuck You Wanna Do Public License
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 08:19:42 am »
Did you copyright this?
What do you mean? As far as I know copyrighting software doesn't involve anyone else (copyright office, gov't, ...) at any point.