Changing the license to CC0 #443

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@carols10cents
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This pull request is a proposal to change the license from WTFPL to CC0.

You are being added to this pull request because you have contributed code to rstat.us, and we would like your approval.

This pull request will remain open for at least one month, until Feb 11, 2012. Please register your approval with a comment saying "yes", and please register your disapproval with a comment that says "no" as well as your reasons for not approving.

If there are any "no" votes, the pull request will be blocked until we can reach consensus.

If there aren't any "no" votes by Feb 11, 2012, anyone not answering will be assumed to be in agreement and this pull request will be merged.

If you have any questions, please first read the discussion of why we're making this change on the mailing list (and feel free to join the mailing list and join in with this and other discussions!)

Thank you!

@carols10cents
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Oh hey it won't let me add a whole bunch of people to a pull request at once.
@steveklabnik, @dominic, @wilkie, @LindseyB, @BRIMIL01, @codebykat,

@carols10cents
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I can't tell if this is working or not...

@jgaskins, @alindeman, @krainboltgreene, @mvrilo, @crossblaim, @colindean, @blaine, @nategood,

@caleywoods
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It's working.Your mailing list link is b0rked.

@dominic
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dominic commented Jan 11, 2012

Yes

@Valarissa
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yes

@caleywoods
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Yes!

@tarcieri

yes

@markzalar
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yes

@codebykat
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yes

@connor
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connor commented Jan 11, 2012

Yep.

On Jan 11, 2012, at 3:00 PM, katreply@reply.github.com wrote:

yes


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@AndrewVos
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I don't know what's happening why am I on this?

Yes.

On 11 Jan 2012, at 21:03, Connor Montgomery
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Yep.

On Jan 11, 2012, at 3:00 PM, katreply@reply.github.com wrote:

yes


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@carols10cents
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I got this list of people from https://github.com/hotsh/rstat.us/contributors

Thank you for all the quick voters; there is a link at the bottom of the pull request page that says "Disable notifications for this Pull Request" if you're not interested in being notified of other votes!

@krainboltgreene
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Yes

On Jan 11, 2012, at 3:09 PM, Carol Nicholsreply@reply.github.com wrote:

I got this list of people from https://github.com/hotsh/rstat.us/contributors

Thank you for all the quick voters; there is a link at the bottom of the pull request page that says "Disable notifications for this Pull Request" if you're not interested in being notified of other votes!


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@kuadrosx
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yes

@steveklabnik
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yes

@crossblaim
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Yes

@singpolyma
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What is the argument behind doing this? Unless there's a good reason, I vote no

@dominic
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dominic commented Jan 11, 2012

@singpolyma Because WTFPL makes the project harder to take seriously.

@singpolyma
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@dominic Really? That's the concern? That laymen might care what our license is?

Vote no

@dominic
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dominic commented Jan 11, 2012

@singpolyma The entire discussion is here: http://librelist.com/browser//rstatus/2012/1/7/future-direction-of-rstat-us-development/

Please chime in there too if you feel that strongly!

@blaine
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blaine commented Jan 11, 2012

Yes

@mkremer
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mkremer commented Jan 11, 2012

Yes.

While I would be more in favor of the MIT or BSD license, I don't feel strongly enough about it to vote no because of it.

@practicingruby

@singpolyma The reasoning has nothing to do with laymen. It has to do with users and contributors who are willing to use a project that is released under the public domain (and may even appreciate that aspect of things), but would prefer something from the Creative Commons as opposed to something that sounds like a vaguely offensive April Fools Joke.

I've responded on the mailing list with something to that effect and some more details and will leave the discussion for there, but I wanted to point out here that no one mentioned anything about the laymen's perception. This is about a) how recognizable the license is, b) how legitimate the license is perceived as and c) ensuring the closest thing to public domain in regions that don't recognize public domain generally.

@burningTyger
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As the name of the license implies do what you want to do with the license. Basically that's what the license says. Make it PD, make it GPL, close the source code and make a fortune of it.
I learned so much from the code base by contributing I'm still recycling and looking things up. I had my share in it and thanks to @clnclarinet the whole project is just cool. Thank you for spending so much time on it.

So my answer is: yes

@steveklabnik
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@mkremer We were discussing BSD or MIT too, but figured that CC0 was actually closer in our original intent. Also, encouraging the use of CC0 for code.

@bct
bct commented Jan 12, 2012

Yes please, WTFPL is amusing but a bad choice for things that matter.

@mvrilo
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mvrilo commented Jan 12, 2012

yes!

@colindean
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Yes for me.

With that, I'm counting 14 yes and 1 no (@singpolyma) as of this writing.

@telemachus
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tl; dr - Yes.

I think it's unfortunate that we are so concerned about people who can't be bothered to read a little to find out that the WTFPL is perfectly real. But I don't want to be a spoiler, and my contributions to Rstat.us are frankly negligible.

@LindseyB
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Oh fine. (yes)

@practicingruby

@colindean: While @singpolyma expressed his concern and disapproval, he indicated on the mailing list that he does not intend to block this decision if we can come to a consensus: http://librelist.com/browser//rstatus/2012/1/7/future-direction-of-rstat-us-development/#b2cc0e03905d63894f1d45caeed7bc03

@colindean
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@sandal good catch.

16 yes, 1 non-blocking no as of now.

@mkremer
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mkremer commented Jan 12, 2012

@steveklabnik That's what I had guessed already :-)

@burningTyger +1 for the positive vibe of your answer!

@mstevens
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yes

@jordanbyron
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Yes 👍

@shebanian
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Yes

@apacala
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apacala commented Jan 16, 2012

Yes <3

@colindean
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20 yes, 1 non-blocking no as of now, with less than 24 hours remaining.

@carols10cents carols10cents merged commit 1f3eba4 into hotsh:master Feb 12, 2012
@carols10cents
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Merged, thank you everyone!

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