Meet the “Cat Supremacy License” for software
A recent thread on the debian-curiosa mailing list brought up this license after a Debian ftpmaster rejected the braillegraph 0.1 package because of it:
# Cat Supremacy License, version √-1 # # Everyone who recognizes the superiority of the species Felis catus over # mere Homo sapiens is hereby gladly granted the right to use, modify, # distribute, sell, borrow, give, steal, pee on, print out and use as a # kindle, deface, scribble on, give less, more or same respect as $PRESIDENT # of $YOUR_COUNTRY gives to the Constitution, etc, and so on, this software; # with or without modifications, in either a preferred or unpreferred form # for modification, with or without a fee of any kind. # # Those who have yet to mend the error of their ways are also given all of # the above rights, albeit grudgingly.
I think it roughly translates to the same as Public Domain and stands in line with the WTFPL (Do What The F*** You Want To Public License), but uses a somewhat nicer wording. The ftpmaster doesn’t “think that cats are superior and given the behaviour of my cats I know that this is not erroneous”, so the license wouldn’t grant him the right to print the software out. I couldn’t find more references to this license other than in an older commit to the braillegraph GitHub repository. The license has since then been changed.
The thread starts here.
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