New "last resort" licensestephenn1001 (1780930) writes "After following my dream as a hardware designer, I am now just jumping back into the software development side of things. I thought at first I should grab myself a license (why not, everyone seems to be doing it) to release under.I quickly realized that none of them seemed to "fit the bill" so to speak. So after some thought and a few bottles of beer I give you the:
"I DO NOT FUCKING CARE" (IDNFC) license
The IDNFC license is best described with a FAQ:
Q: What exactly is the "I DO NOT FUCKING CARE" license?
A: You must be reading this thinking I care what you think about these "works". This is the "I don't fucking care" license. So I really don't care what you do with this stuff.
Q: Wait! Are you saying that we can do anything we want with this "stuff"?
A: Wooo there! You are not listening, I said "I" do not care. You better read the other licenses that accompany this "stuff", because apparently there are other people out there that care a great deal. I wouldn't want to fuck with them, they have the law on their side!
Q: Yes, I realize those licenses exist, and I follow them to the T. But what about "your" stuff that you release, and it only has this license? Say I use your code on a patient monitoring program, and it crashes and someone dies. What is your name so I can sue you?
A: Oh fuck this shit! I knew this would happen! Don't you fucking test your code? Unit tests and more units tests! What is my lawyer's number!
Q: You haven't really put this past a lawyer, have you?
A: Well, I was drinking with a buddy who said he was a lawyer (but you know how mates could be superman and no one would know?). He said that it appears that I had forfeited all rights to any ownership of these works, and that they would then be in a "free market" where other people could claim ownership on it. But then there could potentially be conflict of ownership if another person subsequently claimed ownership. Then because I am being so "flippant" with the use of this whole fucking terminology, it could be argued this "license" was null and void. All of this was making my head spin so I put up my hand and said enough already!
Q: Wooo, you wait right there! You said this license could be "null and void"? So you could potentially claim it back for yourself?
A: Oh fuck! Not more of this shit! Listen, I don't fucking care. You know, when the lawyer buddy started getting excited over how much additional revenue this license could generate, I knew something was wrong. I really, absolutely, positively, (with no swear words), have no interest in what you do with these "works", now, and forever. There, now leave me the fuck alone, I need to code!"