After laughing at the (hilarious) failure of a good friend’s side project, he countered that eventually it would be great, and he was going to release his code under the “MIT-NoJS” license, for “MIT–No Josh Siler”!
I thought that was pretty funny, so I built this Spiteful MIT license generator. It builds on the great MIT license, with special clauses for that one person you don’t want using your code.
For the record, that code did in fact fail hilariously. It was a multiple file uploader, and the first thing I did (add another file while the first was uploading) was apparently an untested case–multiple progress bars started weaving up and down crazily until both uploads failed.
I’m sure he’ll perfect it soon–check out his blog at http://blog.codeslower.com.
Spiteful License Generator
Licensed under the MIT – No Josh Siler Open Source License
Copyright (c) 2011 Justin Bailey
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person (except for Josh Siler) obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Under no circumstances shall Josh Siler be granted use of this software, source code, documentation or other related material. Persons dealing in the Software agree not to knowingly distribute these materials or any derivative works to Josh Siler.
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 OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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.