WTFPL approval, please?

Bruce Perens bruce at
Fri Feb 27 00:32:18 UTC 2009

Sir, isn't your complaint with Sourceforge, rather than OSI?

I'm on their advisory board. If you would like to draft a proper 
complaint, I'll pass it on.



Makc wrote:
> Hello list,
> This request is about WTFPL license, full text at
> This license has made it to "version 2", and apparently fits in
> "Legacy Approval" submission type - freshmeat has 9 projects listed
> under this license (see ), I don't
> know if it goes under "popular" proliferation by OSI standards (maybe
> "misc" ?)
> The reason why this license needs OSI approval (and also "Link to
> earlier public discussions") can be seen at
> - after two years of silence sourceforge suddenly denies me the right
> to license my project under WTFPL... ha. Well, sourceforge registers
> many new projects every day, and I believe that you guys just can't
> allow the lack of OSI approval be used as an excuse to deny all that
> project authors a right to use the license of their choise, can you.
> Yours,
> makc

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