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License Wish

Patrick Mueller My biggest issue is if someone used some art which identified me, or even worse, other folks, in a way I, or the person identified, wasn’t happy about.

Bingo.  I’ve mocked the CC in the past, but quite frankly, I’m not happy with any of the popular license choices.  My focus isn’t on maximizing my revenue, avoiding becoming “exploited”, or even changing the world; instead it is on minimizing my obligations.

Quite often I have people asking me if they can make use of my code — all the while assuring me that they will give me my due credit.  I wish there was a license that says the opposite; credit me only if you feel you must, otherwise if you take the time and effort to remove all identifying characteristics from the work, feel free to modify, use, and perhaps even sell it as you see fit.