Are you a happy user of the WTFPL? A dissatisfied switcher? A skeptic? Let us know!
You can use the form below, or email us at email@example.com.
Are you a happy user of the WTFPL? A dissatisfied switcher? A skeptic? Let us know!
You can use the form below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dans votre logo je vois une paire de couilles, je crois que vous devriez mettre les balises HTML qui vont bien pour que ce site soit repéré comme pornographique par les éditeurs de solutions de filtrage, afin que ceux-ci puissent protéger nos enfants. Sinon, je me verrais obligé de vous dénoncer auprès d’INTERNET !
Alain, sois rassuré, Scully s’en charge déjà : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1MTVUqfPAo
You have a wrong defenition of freedom™.
Well if that doesn’t imply doing what the fuck you want to, I wonder what else it means. Please enlighten us on the correct definition of freedom™.
It’s “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
I don’t really know the difference but you should not play the first one on TiVo.
“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” ~Blessed Pope
John Paul II, Homily Of His Holiness John Paul II. Oriole park at Camden Yards, Baltimore. Sunday, 8 October 1995. http://ur1.ca/gf7e2
Are web pages and images, in WTFPL web site, licensed under WTFPL?
Can I translate the FAQ page into other languages? Can I modify WTFPL buttons? Can I do WHAT THE FUCK everything?
Text and images are under the WTFPL. The licensing of the webpage stylesheets is still unclear and we are going to fix this inconsistency soon. Feel free to do what the fuck you want to.
I am happiness itself. Thank you.
The jpg on the front page is 865 989 bytes. This is clearly an act of discrimination against low-bandwidth disadvantaged users.
Ah, young padme, you ask fo e-enlightenment.
Freedom defined as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint is freedom hindered by the freedom of another.
Now, If I could in fact “do whatever the fuck I want” with the WTFPL I’d call it whatever the fuck I want because that’s the “freedom” YOU are looking to push.
Be mindfull padme.
Could you remove references to religion-gays-abortions from FAQ? I want the most permissive license. I don’t want to make political statements or moral pronouncements. The “But profanity is offensive!” rant makes it look like WTFPL users should care if gays or atheists are killed. What if I don’t give a fuck? The first two sentences would suffice.
The point of the license was that you shouldn’t care. wtfpl wasn’t created to promote any organization or religion. It was made to represent an individual’s decision. If you like it just take it, say it as in your own words.
Then don’t use it. Or change it to suit your needs. Also, if you really don’t care about people being killed because of what they believe or who they are, then you’re part of the problem in this world.
I love the site! :D
The WTFPL got me laid three times within two days and made my penis grow 5 inches.
Thank you, Sam!
Freedom to say fuck faggots, fuck those who take the pill, fuck people who don’t like religion, fuck tattoos and the people who wear them, fuck the devil..
? oops, sorry, thought it was about freedom…
“The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). ”
Doesn’t that last part in parenthesis state that if the work based on the Program is NOT independent of having been made by running the program (for instance edits done in a GPL text editor) then the output is NOT covered?
Because if that’s what that is saying then the GPL (v2 at least) is in fact a WTFPL wether Stallman or anyone for that matter likes it or not.
And that in turn means that ALL GPLd code is fair game to do WTF you want.
Ah, I really like this freedom.
I can even use the feedback area as a personal blog…
What the fuck has religeon got to do with bad language? I’m a catholic but a lot of my atheist friends don’t like bad language, the cunts.
But can I… kill you?
Yes, of course I can.
But this doesn’t means it will suits anybody.
It’s an old story.
1 Co 10, 23. http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/10-23.htm
Well, it’s the software’s license, not a license to kill someone or anything beside that software. Like when someone passes you a dish and says “Eat”, you may have anything in that dish but you can’t eat him/her.
Love the license and I’ll use it to license my projects.
I love the spirit of the WTPFL. But what are your plans when doing what you want includes patenting your stuff and sue you for patent infingrement?
If somebody grabs your stuff, patents it, and sues you for patent infringement, the correct response is to gun them down in the street like a rabid dog. any other questions?
What about the rest of the family?
I love this license!
Here, take these size-optimized WTFPL badges PNGs (made using WTFPL licenced software, btw) and do what the fuck you want with these.
http://pastebin.com/PeJNm0c3 (base64’d tar.gz)
If I am coerced into doing something I’d rather not do with a WTFPL-licensed work, I am not doing whatever the fuck I want to. Is this therefore a violation of the license?
There are many things I want to do but don’t for a variety of reasons (not brave enough, social pressures, not enough time, seems too hard, etc).
If I don’t actually do what the fuck I want am I in violation of the terms of the license?
This is the best license ever:) also love the site
I’ve already used it in my projects
I think the wtfpl is awesome and I chose it for all my projects. On the one hand I’m a bit nervous somebody will try to sue me if something breaks, on the other hand I don’t want to fragment the original wtfpl. Are there any comments about this issue?
I’ve noticed the dWTFPL3:
I’ve been a fan (and user) of WTFPL for ages. Nice to see it growing its own presence that gets away from that whole GPL/BSD/MIT/whatever nerd slap fight.
So, given you guys are under the WTFPL license. I am taking this site and all your ideas and changing the name to
You May Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License
this is great. an anarchist intellectual property license AND its a good quick read!
So what’s preventing anyone from getting the product that comes with this license and including all of it in their own product, copyright it separately in a traditional manner, and build a business suing anyone else using the same product including the originators that are releasing under this license?
They cannot “copyright it”; that’s exactly why the WTFPL is not the public domain. Even if they copyrighted a derived work, they wouldn’t be allowed to sue the copyright holders of the original work.
This is the most beautiful fucking thing I’ve ever seen. Especially the FAQ. Everybody’s so uptight about everything. It’s nice to see somebody chillin’ like a boss and generally just, well, DOING WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT.
I hope your license never grows to be very popular. It would signal that far too many people are as vulgar-minded and childish as you are. (This is already true to some degree, but the world certainly doesn’t need your kind making it worse.) Your rant defending this crap on your FAQ page only proves my point further, with your foolish insertion of stupid and irrelevant political nonsense. This isn’t about political correctness, which is garbage. It’s about basic decency and respect, not to mention professionalism, none of which you seem to comprehend, let alone hold.
Thank you for your kind words. We’re surely all going to watch you make the world a better place! Take care.
I just read the FAQ’s and I’m pretty sure there’s no political correctness involved. Everything mentioned in the FAQ’s can also coincide with decency, respect and professionalism. I don’t know any workplace that doesn’t make gratuitous use of the word “Fuck”, so that covers professionalism; and suggesting that homosexuality, atheism and the right to express yourself through body art is against decency and respect makes you about as decent and respectful as Adolf Hitler. However, since I believe you can Do What The Fuck You Want To I’ll just say “Fuck You” and leave it at that.
If we’re seriously going along this vein the professional, decent and to some of us simply human thing to do is to use a distributed or shared cost licence coupled with transparency (to show what that cost is).
That requires people who naturally work along those lines and are willing to remain dedicated to so doing in spite of all adversity and attempts to corrupt and that is incredibly difficult to come by let alone start.
Now, out of respect for this site and the WTFPL let us ask, in Jesus’s name, amd only if it be good in his eyes, that the popularity of the WTFPL be at least sufficient so that all those professional and decent people Canof is refering to use the WTFPL cause in their case it would actually be a big step forward unless of course he’s referring to someone other than the ms, apple, intel, ibm etc
pirate crew or their fsf puppets.
I find it highly amusing that, according to the license text, only the license file itself is granted those permissions.
Setting aside those who would nitpick, though, great license and one I will probably use in the future.
Awesome! You rock!
You, dude Hocevar, have understood a basic thing, namely that all of us, but especially developers, software architects and sytems engineers, wish to do whatever the fuck we want to do . From this day on, I am going to use the WTFPL as sole license for all my APIs, frameworks, classes and even subroutines.
I wish this license was not needed, and publishing anything anywhere without a license would be understood by everyone as meaning exactly what this license means. But we live in a fucked up world, so thank you for this great license.
WHAT THE FUCK DO I WHAT THE FUCK WANT TO DO???
Why should i “Do What the Fuck You Want”?
What about liability limitation?
Is there any WTFPL reference to cite?
You don’t need an obscene expression to do what you want with your intellectual property. Anyway, this proves nothing and in fact does not provide any protection of your intellectual property. In fact, with this “license” you say that you don’t have any intellectual property and anyone can do what ever they want with your creations. I’m not that stupid – at least, a little copyright is worth the effort.
Now, can I see what you are creating (if any)? I guess you are not that stupid after all, don’t you?
Just take a look at the license itself. It’s not under the WTFPL.
But who said that you should license everything with WTFPL?
This guy has been Debian Project Leader, among many other great things.
Have a look at his personal site :p
As long as the act you intend to do doesn’t cause any true suffering of the others, sure, why not just do whatever you want? But purely existing as part of the society, there are many things that you do affect the others.
Like say how someone use the work of others under this licence to make a genocide weapon. Well, if everything was under this licence no guarantee no one wouldn’t do this.
So people always try to find the right balance between law and chaos. Hitler just took it a bit to the extreme while he doesn’t absolutely know true happiness
One minor thing about the definition of WTFPL: It would make it a lot more self-describing if instead of calling it “Do What The Fuck You Want” you call it “Do Whatever The Fuck You Want With It”.
Saying “Do What The Fuck You Want” sounds as if you are asking a question “What The Fuck Do You Want?”.
Other than that, this a great and very promising start that could potentially start a revolution!
The greener the better:
* more prominent / interactive showcase
@funlw65 “You don’t need an obscene expression to do what you want with your intellectual property”? no shit. This license grants me no rights, and obligates you to nothing. Technically I don’t need a license either. This license brings a smile to peoples faces(or gets prude’s(like yourself) panties in a bunch(which brings a smile to my day))
@howard typically people who create genocide weopons, release them under an unwritten WTFPL if they release the plans to anyone. however these are typically megalomaniacal people that just deploy the weopons once they have them.
@rob if you don’t like it, create your own. “Do What The Fuck You Want” and change it
@sam This site needs a more prominent / interactive showcase. I’m willing to code it and/or moderate it, if you’re interested.
I like WTFPL, I use WTFPL.
I made an edited version of the license.
I like everything about this…
Your site, your license and your attitude! 1up!
Using this license for our Minecraft mod. Good, simple to understand license. Not 100% fond of the name (could maybe use a less “harsh” word), but it’s good stuff, and gets the message across.
If you don’t like the wording the WTFPL has a clause which permits changing the wording or the words behind “WTF”. Under an alternate interpretation WTFPL stands for “What the Friendly Public License”. Now who could object to such a friendly license? Do whatever the friendly you want to!
@Andreas maybe you could ask for permission to rename the license for your own use. :)
I love the license, not the name. I think I will change it to serve my own purposes to something more like this:
Then, I think I will call it the MIT license.
a js script header I just saw at https://get3.adobe.com, and bring me there :
love it :D
* BxSlider v4.1.1 – Fully loaded, responsive content slider
* Copyright 2012, Steven Wanderski – http://stevenwanderski.com – http://bxcreative.com
* Written while drinking Belgian ales and listening to jazz
* Released under the WTFPL license – http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/
It’s easier not icnlude any license at all, just upload and done. But having license is kinda more interesting, kinda “Use As Your Own” looks like, I like WTFPL. I’ll be using it.
As much as I like the (idea of the) GPL, I have to say the WTFPL’s simplicity is extremely attractive. Although I probably won’t be using it for anything big I release for legal reasons (as much as I like giving people freedoms, I don’t like giving people the “freedom” to restrict mine), I will certainly use this for every other piece of software I release, even if only to make a point.
On a side not, I find it amusing that some people are complaining about the foul language. Unfortunately for them, this is the internet, we use that kind of language here you dumb fucks. It’s almost as if… we do what the fuck we want.
It’d be useful if there were a permalink for the version 2 for referencing. Further, I wonder if is there’s a version 1 as well?
One missing reference to upset the double standard christians out there a little bit more:
A connection from WTFPL to satanism:
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”
And now start complaining about it while drinking a bottle of morality….
Hi there, splendid license.
I have a question about using the WTFPL. On your FAQ-page (http://www.wtfpl.net/faq/) it says to include the following text in the source code if I want a no warranty clause:
/* This program is free software. It comes without any warranty, to
* 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. */
My question is whether after inlucding this text I still must follow step one and two from the “How do I use the WTFPL?”-section of the FAQ page.
I rate this was the best license ever thought of and i believe it holds the true meaning of freedom and honestly if people are offended by it and disagree with it in anyway you have the freedom of choice so dont use it but me i always use it thanks for the great work Sam Hocevar.
“They cannot “copyright it”; that’s exactly why the WTFPL is not the public domain. Even if they copyrighted a derived work, they wouldn’t be allowed to sue the copyright holders of the original work.”
This would probably be useful if it was covered in FAQ. Great license otherwise, exactly what I was looking for for years now.
Fantastic idea, I will be using this on all my fun/gimmick sites… Don’t change the name!
Is this license case aware? In other word, may I create a modified version and call it “Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License” (notice the capitalized T in “To”)
I just have to say that this is fucking epic license xD
I was arguing this idea to a few people for the past few days without knowing of this. I don’t know how some people can call something free if the license includes restrictions. That’s the opposite of free.
Anyway, great that someone agrees. I’ll use it without the exclusive copyright line which sort of goes against the spirit of ‘do what you want’. I hope to see a version 3 or something that ignores exclusive copyright of anything, including the license document. You actually explicitly recognise the right of anyone to copy the license so using the (C) symbol is sort of confusing and misleading. Also I like to not brand anything I say with others’ names.
I can always just write a similar message with my works but since this is already a recognised (:popular) license it would be nice to use it.
Sam, your link to the ‘BSD’ (supposed FreeBSD) license on this page is outdated and non-specific as to which ‘BSD’ (your text) license you are linking to.
The above link is to the old ‘4-clause’ BSD license, with a note regarding removal of the advertising clause below.
The current license, most particularly for all new code, is now the ‘2-clause’ BSD license.
You may find all the various names for older ‘BSD’ licenses at the fsf and foss license compendium sites.
Please update your links and text. Thanks.
Can i download your work, claim is mine and then sue you for “stealing my work”?
if not then i can’t do what the fuck i want to