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From "David Nalley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-135) Is the WTFPL license acceptable
Date Sat, 19 May 2012 02:14:06 GMT

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David Nalley commented on LEGAL-135:
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The jquery.timers library has the following in the source code, which is how I came up with
what license: 
/**
 * jQuery.timers - Timer abstractions for jQuery
 * Written by Blair Mitchelmore (blair DOT mitchelmore AT gmail DOT com)
 * Licensed under the WTFPL (http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/).
 * Date: 2009/10/16
 *
 * @author Blair Mitchelmore
 * @version 1.2


The actual text of the license has: 

            DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE 
                    Version 2, December 2004 

 Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar <sam@hocevar.net> 

 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. 

            DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE 
   TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION 

  0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO. 

#####################

So I think the terms you are referring to are the terms on the license itself, not the terms
that the license applies. Based on my reading the terms of things licensed using WTFPL are:


  0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO. 


                
> 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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