The Greater Lunduke License version 0.3

This is a (very) mintor update to the Greater Lunduke License (aka “The GLL”… aka “The Bill & Ted License”).

More importantly, today everything you see here is licensed under the GLL version 0.3.  This includes items that are also licensed under the GPL — those items are now dual-licensed.

Why are they dual licensed?  Because I feel that the GLL provides some direct (and extremely important) benefits to the consumer that the GPL simply does not.

The Greater Lunduke License
Version 0.3, August 2012

Copyright 2012 (C) Bryan Lunduke <bryan@lunduke.com>

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 of the license is changed.

PREAMBLE

The “Greater Lunduke License” is inspired, in part, by the wisdom of the Two Great Ones, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan.  Namely that we should all “be excellent to each other”, that being “bogus” is “most non-triumphant” and that all dudes should “party on”.

This license applies those concepts in such a way that it is applicable to all forms of content, including, but not limited to: software, books, music, movies and various works of art.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Be Excellent To Each Other.

The consumer of this work is granted the right to utilize this work in conjunction with any mechanism that is capable of utilizing it, in the form supplied by the content creator, without limitation as to specific hardware or software.

The consumer of this work may make copies of this work (physical or otherwise) for backup purposes.

The consumer of this work may lend this work to another individual provided that the following two conditions are met:  1) the lender no longer utilizes or possesses the work and 2) the work is not presently lent to another individual.

The consumer of this work may sell this work to another individual provided that the following two conditions are met:  1) the seller no longer utilizes or possesses the work and 2) once the work is sold, the seller relinquishes all rights and copies of the work to the buyer.

2. Don’t Be Bogus.

The consumer of this work shall not redistribute modified, or unmodified, copies of this work without explicit written permission from the creator of this work.  The only exceptions allowed to this rule are the provisions outlined in section 1 of this license

The consumer of this work shall not hold the creator of this work liable for anything the consumer does, or does not, do, or the results of utilizing this work.

3. Party On, Dudes!

The creator of this work provides the work in a form that contains no mechanism to disable the utilization of the work after a specific date, period of time or number of uses.

If additional works, which are created and wholly owned by the work’s creator, are required to utilize this work, those additional works must also be made available to the consumer so long as the following conditions are met:  1) doing so is possible and 2) doing so does not cause harm to the creator of the work.

 

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7 Responses to “The Greater Lunduke License version 0.3”

  1. Fredo says:

    Look, this is a really great and widely applicable license, but you need to be more specific. You need to add a bunch of redundant, highly specific legal jargon to impress people, and intimidate them.

  2. James D says:

    Quite frankly, I can’t see this being used at a high level until it acknowledges the central role of the Grim Reaper in the sequel. The suits care about that kind of thing, you know.

  3. Bryan says:

    James D: Bogus Journey is one of the most under-rated movies of all time.

  4. jackarg says:

    can I use this?

  5. jackarg says:

    oh sorry forgot about the first part of the liscence. stupid comment.

  6. kmm says:

    What benefits to the “consumer” do you see this supplying that the GPL does not? The GPL allows full redistribution of modified or unmodified code with the only condition being that any redistributed code is done so under the same license. The only thing your new licesence does is restrict users from the ability to share and modify your products.

  7. Bryan says:

    “What benefits to the “consumer” do you see this supplying that the GPL does not? The GPL allows full redistribution of modified or unmodified code with the only condition being that any redistributed code is done so under the same license. The only thing your new licesence does is restrict users from the ability to share and modify your products.” -kmm

    I think, perhaps, you misunderstand what the GPL does. The GPL does not really provide benefits to the consumer. The GPL provides benefits to potential content creators (ie, people who want to take work that has been previously created and modify or expand upon it).

    The “Party On, Dudes!” clause of the GLL provides direct protection and benefit to the consumer of the content… something the GPL does not do.

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