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From "Craig L Russell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-135) Is the WTFPL license acceptable
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 17:55:41 GMT

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Craig L Russell commented on LEGAL-135:
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This license has been seen before although I can't remember where and a quick search of the
archives was unfruitful.

I don't see any problems with using the jquery.times or other identically licensed code for
this project. 

To me, the biggest risk in using code that is licensed under the WTFPL is in verifying that
the code is in fact what it claims to be (provenance). It's ok as long as the code being used
is not in fact a rip-off of the real code that exists elsewhere.

                
> Is the WTFPL license acceptable
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-135
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-135
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: David Nalley
>
> Apache CloudStack (incubating) is trying to vet all of the bundled libraries and dependencies.
One such library is jquery.times [1], which is released under the WTFPL [2], which we'd like
to continue using. I suppose that we could perform an end run around this issue and merely
re-license the software as that appears to be explicitly permitted, but that seems a bit squirrely.

> [1] http://archive.plugins.jquery.com/node/3656/release
> [2] http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/

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