The WTFPL (Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License) is an uncommonly-used, extremely permissive free software license. It allows for redistribution and modification of the software under any terms—the licensee is encouraged to “do what the fuck [they] want to”.
DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, December 2004 Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar 14 rue de Plaisance, 75014 Paris, France 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.
According to Bradley Kuhn, who was Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation at the time of WTFPL's publication, “the FSF’s folks had to laugh and agree that ‘DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT’ is a valid Free Software license” Though the FSF suggested an indemnity clause, they do recognise the WTFPL license as a valid license.Template:Fact
Uses of the WTFPL Edit
The WTFPL is not an exceedingly popular license, but some software has been released. In addition, the license can be applied to artwork and written material as well. Freshmeat, a freeware software repository, includes a specific category for WTFPL software and artwork, with six current entries, four of which are authored by Sam Hocevar (the author of the license) (as of November 2007).
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