>The story of JSLint is held up as the poster-child of how silly ethical licenses are. The library’s license included the term “The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil”, which was claimed to be pointless and unenforcable because it was so vague. And yet, IBM was sufficiently scared of the possibility of legal trouble that they asked the JSLint author for express permission to use JSLint for evil.
Using an ethical license might result in confused people asking you for permission to do something you specifically said not to in your license?
Found this old story while looking up on ethical licenses: https://wonko.com/post/jsmin-isnt-welcome-on-google-code
Trouble sleeping? Join me on September 28, 12:30pm (NYC time) for my little edition of the Herb Lubalin Lecture Series at Cooper Union, where I'll be rattling on about letterfitting. Specifically, how to translate the rather nebulous language we tend to use in conversation into something more concrete that we can make real comparisons with. The fouroneone below:
A couple of months ago I tooted looking for a vector grid-based editor. Nothing came up so we (Manufactura Independente) set out to make one.
It still has a set of kinks, but it's usable to the point that we've been using it to make a few designs.
We plan to release it in Feb/Mar under a free software copyleft license (AGPL). It runs on the browser with no server-side logic and no tracking.
If you'd like to try the beta and tell us about your experience, that'd be fab! Just reply to this toot and we'll get in touch.
Super cool extension to trace bitmap on Inkscape, using the centerline of stroke! Get it here:
Saw Eylul's presentation at #lgm it was really interesting.
Point was about her experiences with teaching students concepts instead of software, and in particular more about modifying tools and seeing the computer as one that can be modified too. Which was important when the students were doing something as technical as photography.
#libregraphics call for presentations is out:
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