The FSL License: Fun Software License

In a previous post, in a spirit of fun, I created a new open-source license, The LDS License: License Dave Shields.

I’m proud of it, but I fully understand that others would be reluctant to adopt this license since it bears my name, and so suggest they consider licensing their code under the Fun Software License, FSL:

Fun Software License (FSL)

Copyright (c) [date] [copyright owner(s)]

I/We wrote this software .
You can do with it what you wish.
All I/we ask is that you try to have fun with it and give credit where credit is due.

THIS 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.

Note that the “F” in “FSL” stands for “fun” and not “free” since fun is really what open-source is all about:

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