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General => Site Feedback => Topic started by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 09:16:16 pm

Title: [SOLVED] Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 09:16:16 pm
We get it: There are snowflakes on the internet which start crying when they see a four-letter word. (Ha, "four" has four letters!)
But: The automatic word replacer on ElkArte.net makes wrong assumptions about the context.

Easy example: I usually license my code under the terms of the WTFPL.
However, I am NOT able to reproduce the license text (http://www.wtfpl.net/txt/copying/) here:

Quote
            DO WHAT THE gently caress YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
                    Version 2, December 2004

 Copyright (C) 2092 etc.

 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
 copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
 as the name is changed.

            DO WHAT THE gently caress YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
   TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

  0. You just DO WHAT THE gently caress YOU WANT TO.

Legally speaking, you are relicensing my code by doing that.
Even more legally speaking, the WTFPL allows that.

I am still not happy about that. Please fix it.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: emanuele on May 04, 2018, 09:43:42 pm
/me bans @forumsearch0r2
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: tino on May 04, 2018, 10:14:09 pm
I am still not happy about that. Please fix it.

Awwww did you want a shoulder to cry on?

Secondly why does it matter?
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 10:26:57 pm
Awwww did you want a shoulder to cry on?

I don't think this is an appropriate reaction to ignorance of my copyright. Please go away.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: tino on May 04, 2018, 10:58:03 pm
I don't think this is an appropriate reaction to ignorance of my copyright.

Your whole choice of licence is about being ignorant!

Your copyright isn’t valid in some countries though as it states ‘Public Domain’ Norway and Germany are two where this wouldn’t be applicable.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 11:12:49 pm
Your copyright isn’t valid in some countries though as it states ‘Public Domain’

It would - if I wouldn't add an explicit license text.
And I can't remember ElkArte being a German project.

Shoo!
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 04, 2018, 11:37:05 pm
You can also turn off your word censor and get the full reach around.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 11:43:06 pm
Where?
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 04, 2018, 11:47:03 pm
I think its under look and layout ... look for something like "leave words uncensored"
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 04, 2018, 11:54:00 pm
Well, no.

(https://i.imgur.com/dFw6iSG.png)
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 04, 2018, 11:59:29 pm
Well gently caress me ! .... I'll have to check if its a permissions issue.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 05, 2018, 12:04:43 am
Can you ask someone who knows ElkArte?
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 05, 2018, 01:54:25 am
Suggestions ?
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 05, 2018, 02:04:54 am
Ha, no idea. Maybe someone from SMF. (scnr)
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 05, 2018, 02:09:10 am
Hummm ..... I'll check with one of the last 69 lead developers over the last 5 years for some help :)  May take some time.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: ahrasis on May 05, 2018, 02:55:01 am
Any forums have the right to censor words or even sentences posted. At least you have agreed directly or indirectly to it when you signed in.

Anyway, you can safely have it uncensored in your addon package or in your post as attachment. Nobody will touch your precious license file contents that way.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: Spuds on May 05, 2018, 02:59:42 am
It should be fixed now ... access to the word censor in look and layout should be enabled.
Title: Re: Could you please stop automatically relicensing my code?
Post by: forumsearch0r2 on May 05, 2018, 03:07:58 am
Confirmed.