chaotic software license v2
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Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. — Samuel Johnson

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manifesto

i don't care for licenses, i share things without ownership or restriction. though i also hide things that don't need to be shared in this way. i don't own my private knowledge or secrets, but that also means i have to be careful about who i share things with. i don't believe that the law is the right tool for the job here. nor do i believe that the law is ever on my side. adding stipulations definitely does make things "not freedoms respecting", but don't take that as a bad thing. you many not actually agree with all of the implications of "free to use for any purpose as long as attribution" though i'd caution you to take those words literally when you use them.

i don't believe in co-dependent economics or politics, but i do believe in community and friendship. there are many people that i trust to use the technology that is being developed here for good, but there are others watching that i'd prefer not to help. i believe that knowledge is power, but i worry about the effects of distributing information in various ways. i want to help my comrades and my brothers and my sisters. the details of trying to limit access to information get complicated really quickly. i don't disagree with the old hacker idea that "information wants to be free". the stuff leaks like crazy and the solution is evasive. one thing is clear: pretending to own ideas definitely doesn't make sense.

sharing information must be a strategic move. diffusing information reduces asymmetries, but also removes the advantage of the information gradient. controlling when and were information is released grants power and influence to the entity who controls that process. depending on the situation, the nature of a given piece of information, and other variables you can make different moves. expect that licenses will not be respected. expect that information will leak. the night is dark and full of terror. prepare yourself and protect your loved ones.

deny the machine vs. empower the mind. in short ...kill the rubber duck.

license

CHAOTIC SOFTWARE : BEWARE

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of
a legal notice, here is a blessing:

    May you do good and not evil.
    May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.
    May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

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If legal notice is required. The following also applies. Sorry.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors
of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the
software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and
successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of
relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this
software under copyright law.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

For your own sanity, PLEASE FORK NOW!

For more information, see <//sunshinegardens.org/~xj9/wiki/chaotic-software/>

usage

CHAOTIC SOFTWARE : BEWARE

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of
a legal notice, here is a blessing:

    May you do good and not evil.
    May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.
    May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

<//sunshinegardens.org/~xj9/wiki/chaotic-software/>

folks expect support and maintenance from hackers who write software for fun, research, or study. chaotic software may find a home in a stable project one day, but it must be clear: giving away the source code is the favor. be thankful.

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