[Geany-Devel] More Contributions (DevynCJohnson)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Nov 12 05:50:47 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-11 9:46 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>>> 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.
> Hmmm, ok, clause 0, the operative clause is so brief I missed it :)
> But the fact that it doesn't have a disclaimer is still risky.

 From the next question in the FAQ[0]:

 > Why is there no “no warranty” clause?
 >>  The WTFPL is an all-purpose license and does not cover only computer
 >>  programs; it can be used for artwork, documentation and so on. As
 >>  such, it only covers copying, distribution and modification. If you
 >>  want to add a no warranty clause for a program, you may use the
 >>  following wording in your source code:
 >>>  This program is free software. It comes without any warranty,
 >>>  the extent permitted by applicable law. You can redistribute it
 >>>  and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want
 >>>  To Public License, Version 2, as published by Sam Hocevar. See
 >>>   http://www.wtfpl.net/ for more details. */

Matthew Brush

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

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