[Geany-Devel] More Contributions (DevynCJohnson)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Nov 12 05:25:15 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-11 9:16 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 12 November 2015 at 14:49, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 2015-11-11 3:36 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>> On 12 November 2015 at 02:07, Devyn Collier Johnson
>>> [...]
>>>> I remember someone on GitHub in the Geany project (I do not remember who
>>>> or
>>>> where) mentioned something about adding WTFPL to the license templates.
>>>> Is
>>>> that still desirable? Are there other licenses any of you would like me
>>>> to
>>>> add in the future?
>>> No.  Its not really a "license" to be encouraged IMHO.
>> Because of the swear word?
> Well that doesn't help of course. :)
> But mostly because (subject to the standard IANAL disclaimer) as I
> read it, it allows you to do anything you want with the license, but
> says nothing about any other material.
> And without a disclaimer it would allow me to sue the pants off of you
> if the software under it didn't do what you said it did.

 From the FAQ[0]:

 > Is the WTFPL a valid license?
 >> Although the validity of the WTFPL has not been tested in courts,
 >> it is widely accepted as a valid license. Every major Linux
 >> distribution (Debian, Fedora, Arch, Gentoo, etc.) ships software
 >> licensed under the WTFPL, version 1 or 2. Bradley Kuhn (executive
 >> director of the Free Software Foundation) was quoted saying that the
 >> FSF’s folks agree the WTFPL is a valid free software license.

Matthew Brush

[0]: http://www.wtfpl.net/faq/

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