June 23, 2002

Software license haiku

Mikael Pawlo writes: "As reported by Joon for Gnuheter, Aaron Swartz has designed several Haiku poems to explain licenses to people who do not read license terms.

MIT: take my code with you / and do whatever you want / but please don't blame me

LGPL: you can copy this / but make modified versions / free in source code form

GPL: if you use this code / you and your children's children / must make your source free

...and my personal favourite:

RIAA: if you touch this file / my lawyers will come kill you / so kindly refrain."


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