Blessing From SQLite Source Code

I was looking at some of the source code for SQLite today, and ran across this. Nice break from the usual legalese.

** The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of
** a legal notice, here is a blessing:
**
** May you do good and not evil.
** May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.
** May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

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9 thoughts on “Blessing From SQLite Source Code

  1. That’s what I’ve been doing with all my new code for some time now. I have an utter disgust for the GPL and FSF.

    Usually I insert a scripture verse in place of a copyright. It’s no much nicer for lack of a better word.

  2. “That’s what I’ve been doing with all my new code for some time now. I have an utter disgust for the GPL and FSF.”

    I’d be curious to hear why?

  3. Probably because the FSF have shown a willingness to abuse their assigned copyright for things like the GNU Emacs manual. I’m still quite fond of the GPL, but I’d never assign my copyright for “safekeeping” now.

    – Chris

  4. What did they do to the GNU Emacs manual?

    The XEmacs people wanted to crib bits of it, but theirs is licensed under the GPL and the RMSmacs one is GFDL. Stallman’s personal response was not exactly charitable, and he made it clear that the primary reason for the refusal was spite.

    – Chris

  5. It was RMS’s personal decision though, and the GFDL (especially as used in the GNU Emacs manual) is less Free than the GPL, so it’s pretty hard to see the Xemacs people as being wrong here.

    – Chris

  6. “It was RMS’s personal decision though, and the GFDL (especially as used in the GNU Emacs manual) is less Free than the GPL, so it’s pretty hard to see the Xemacs people as being wrong here.”

    are you sure about that? – stateline tack

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