(c) 2020 phseiff - All rights reserved
You are hereby granted to do the following in regards to the content offered to you under this license (referred to as "the content" in the following), unless otherwise noted:
Copy the content
Redistribute the content
Spread the content
Cite the content as something that was created by me, phseiff
Under the condition that you
- Include this license and copyright note as well as the information that it was created by me, phseiff
You may, however, not do any of the following:
Say or imply the content was created by you
Print the content or otherwise transfer it into a non-digital format including, but not limited, to stone engravings, printed paper or symbols written in cornfields, without my priorly given explicit written permission
Say or imply that I support your use, redistribution or interpretation of the content
Mis-cite me or otherwise untruthfully say or imply I voiced a view or opinion through the content (in the following referred to as "I said" or "I deemed") even though I didn't; including, but not limited to any of the following:
- Saying I said b even though I said that a implies b without saying I believe a to be true
- Saying I deemed something unnecessary even though I just said I deemed something else more important
- Saying I deemed something to be foo even though I just said it might be foo
- Saying I said foo, but not explaining how I defined foo, even though I introduced my own definition of foo before saying foo and in a way which is clearly intended and well-positioned to be read before reading that I said foo, if my explicitly introduced definition of foo varies from the general public's or your audiences definition of foo.
- Saying I equaled A and B even though I just equaled property x of A and B, since
A.x == B.xis quite distinct from
A == B.
I reserve myself the right to change this license into a more liberal version of itself in the future, with more permissions and less restrictions.
In case any of the above restrictions, allowances and conditions turns out to not comply with a law applicable to it, the other restrictions, conditions and allowances are withdrawn (until I publish a new license mentioning the incident) if it is legal for me to do so (as well as legally binding for you) and remain unaffected if it is not.
End of the license - everything beyond this line is not part of the license and thus not legally binding.
If you want to print the content, feel free to ask me - I believe myself to be a very open person about this kind of requests, but I won't allow indefinite amounts of my work printed, even though I will probably allow any reasonable number (which might be very height, given that I usually deal with 64-bit-integers when programming. Well, maybe not that height.)
The reason why I don't allow the last point of the last restriction (and why it actually is a form of mis-citation) is that even if I said foo, saying I did so without giving the context that I introduced an alternate definition of foo beforehand unavoidably communicates that I hold a believe or opinion that I actually don't and never communicated in that way, communicating that I communicated an opinion which I never communicated. Since correct citation is all about correctly citing the content and not the literal letters someone published, and the content is altered even though the lettering is correctly reproduced in the given scenario, I would consider it mis-citation.
I am aware that standing up against mis-citation in a license and that forbidding it is complicated since essays are usually read before the license, thus making this part of the license questionable. However, I consider mis-citation a form of slender (which is a complicated political topic on which I might comment in an essay sooner or later), which is why I intend to place a signal of disagreement with any such form of mis-citation through this license.
I am not a lawyer. Feel free to contact me as well as raise an issue in one of my github repositories (after all, I am a friend of transparency) if you feel parts of this license are legally problematic, and I will try to look into it.
If you feel some parts of this license are morally problematic or make the use or redistribution of content under this license highly unattractive for you, feel free to hit me up on it and I'll look into it.