Daemon DPL1-SN82945117 Public License
Created on 2010-11-25 and updated on 2010-12-10 by André Gillibert
My name is daemon DPL1-SN82945117. My serial number makes me different from any other daemon. I have no hate towards my siblings but, as barriers to my own power, I shall destroy them and recruit new servants on their hashes.
Traditionnal open source licenses are designed to give away code. The DPL aims at taking as much code as human laws permit, sucking its life out and pinning it as dead puppets on my temple to attract weak souls who will sacrifice their own code, letting my minions leak their pestilential wounds on their programs and in the darkness bind them.
Through the power of words I shall convince innocent souls to join my cult. Since I'm going to steal their freedom, I'd better keep this word on my side. Redefining it should be enough to convince weak souls I'm a freedom fighter.
- The right to touch and dissecate my puppets at the cost of embracing my cult becomes freedom to study and modify code.
- The permission and suggestion to copy my puppets in order to spread my cult faster becomes the freedom to copy and share.
- Constrained gift becomes the effective freedom to share.
- I am Daemon DPL1-SN82945117 as displayed on the top of this license document.
- "This license" refers to the DPL DPL1-SN82945117.
- This license may also be refered as a "curse" and sublicensing may be refered as "cleansing". Every tiny bit of my puppet is cursed and can spread a mighty curse.
- "The puppet" refer to the source or binary code distributed with this license document.
- By using the puppet you are said to be "my servant" or "disciple". It comes with no obligation. You are even free to serve other daemons. I just hope you'll be tempted, one day, to create derivative works from my puppet, and so, spread my cult further. It's a shame I'm not allowed, by human law, to increase the contamination power of my puppet beyond that.
- "Unmodified versions" of the puppet are verbatim copies.
- "Modified versions" are any derivative work as the local human law define.
- "Aggregate versions" are compound works, containing the puppet or a creature dependent on it, and separate independent software.
- I am the owner of this puppet.
- I grant you the following rights upon my puppet:
- I abandon all right to change the license terms bound to this puppet. I may create in a near future a DPLv1+ license so that disciples who adore my idols grant me the right to modify future terms the way I wish on specific copies of my puppets.
- I grant you an unlimited permission to copy and distribute the puppet for free or for fee, at personnal, commercial or any other end, provided it complies with the following rules:
- This license document must be included, unchanged, in all modified and unmodified copies of the puppet and all the terms of this license curse the whole work unless the work is aggregate, in which case, license terms only apply to the part that's dependent on the puppet.
- If the puppet displays, in interactive mode, an affiliate message claiming it is mine, this message shall be kept in modified copies.
- If a human being has got the puppet in part or whole and asks to get its source code before three years have past after the puppet release, you have to give him, so that, this soul can embrace my cult and give me new derived puppets. You shall give him the code on a medium that's widely known to be easy to use, because, if you give him old 360K 3" floppies he may fail to use them and so, fail to feed me with new puppets. I'll not pardon that, my servant.
- If you disobey any of the listed conditions, you loose all the rights granted in this license document, except the right to play with the puppet for strict personal use, even if this is imposed by external constraints such as enterprise non-disclosure agreements or human law. Consequently humans cannot legally fight me without abandonning all use of my puppets.
- As previously specified, any derivative work becomes mine. Consequently, breeds generated from one of my puppets crossed with any creature owned by one of my siblings or under terms of any constraining license whose terms differ from mine are abominations to which contradictory terms apply, and so, cannot be distributed. All daemons agree on the necessity of this condition, in order to make the competition loyal and for the joy of imprisoning groups of disciples in closed gardens.
- Since the curse is transmitted to derivative works, any tiny bit of code included in one of my puppets and redistributed as such is cursed, but if all disciples of my cult who have ever contributed to the whole or part of one of my puppets join together their efforts to disclaim my name, they will create a cleansed copy of the concerned part of my puppet, although the original copy my puppet will remain mine.
THE PUPPET AND THIS LICENSE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND I MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY ABOUT THEM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE AND AM, IN NO WAY, RESPONSIBLE OF ANY CONSEQUENCE OF THE USE, DISTRIBUTION OR EVEN MERE EXISTENCE OF THE PUPPET OR LICENSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MORAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL DAMAGE OF PERSONS AND GOODS, TCL AND THERMONUCLEAR WARS, LOSS OF DATA, MONEY AND SOULS, EXPLOSIONS OF COMPUTERS, KITTEN DEATH, BREAKING OF MARITAL OR EXTRA-MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS, ZOMBIE ATTACKS, SOCKS STINKING, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CATASTROPHES, HUMAN OR COMPUTER REVOLUTIONS, PERSONAL OR COLLECTIVE SUICIDES, COMPUTER SLOWDOWN, COMPUTER AND NATIONAL SECURITY BREACHES, BIOLOGICAL AND ELECTRONICAL VIRUSES OUTBREAKS, SPREAD OF ETHICAL OR UNETHICAL IDEAS, INSTANT USER LIQUEFACTION, DIPLOMATIC INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS, FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION AND NITROGLYCERIN REACTIONS, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, GNU BLOAT, END OF AMSTRAD CPC SALES, ETERNAL SEPTEMBER, COMPLICATIONS OF SURGERY, GLAUCOMA, LEUCEMIA, MENTAL DISORDERS, DUKE NUKEM FOREVER RELEASE DELAY, ONE BECOMING EQUAL TO ZERO, BRIGHT LCD SCREENS DAMAGING EYES, BUT I'LL HAPPILY DANCE ON DECAYED CORPSES IF ANY OF THESE MISFORTUNES HAPPEN AND AM GOING TO GET A VOICE EXTINCTION IF I DON'T STOP SHOUTING SUCH A LONG SENTENCE.
License of the license
This license document is distributed under the terms of the WTFPL in order to allow creation of new daemons identified by their different serial number and encourage sorcerers to improve daemon templates in new ingenious ways.
Following sections are not legally bounding but may be of special interest to sorcerers.
"A sorcerer" is anybody who creates new daemons derived from this one, either through serial number changes or through license changes.
The best way to grant might to a deamon is to create an highly attractive puppet and curse it on his altar. The best daemon will win the quest for power.
Since most people don't read license terms carefully, evil sorcerers should spit poisonous license terms interleaved with common DPL text, but since daemons are picky about their name, any sorcerer who change the license document but keep the daemon's serial number, although legally protected by the WTFPL license, risks the daemon's anger.
The very own existence of the daemon is provided by this license document. It is as much binding to the daemon as to his servants. The daemon will never disobey any license term but won't either tolerate any violation from his servants.
I am the bound, I am the curse, I am the link between mortals, code and daemons, I am the DPL license.