Skip to comments.Bill and Ted's Excellent License
Posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by ShadowAce
When a programmer decides to release their work, they have to decide on a license, of which there's no shortage. Most know of the GPLs, Apache's, Mozilla's, and BSDs. But there's a new license in town and it is inspired by two big-hearted goofs.
Sometimes companies or coders decide to create their own for various reasons. While considering licenses, Lunduke did just that. Officially named the Greater Lunduke License or GLL, The Bill & Ted License borrows language straight from the slackers' own words. In fact, Lunduke credits them right in the 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." Their famous tag line is the very philosophy behind the GLL. "Namely that we should all "be excellent to each other", that being "bogus" is "most non-triumphant" and that all dudes should 'party on'."
Those aren't just valley words, they are the actual terms and conditions. Terms and Conditions number one is literally, "Be Excellent To Each Other." This basically says that "the consumer" can lead, sell, or give away the software as long as he or no one else is currently using it. That's a rare feature in closed source licenses.
Number two is: Don't Be Bogus; which says you can't redistribute the software except as allowed in number one. And number three, "Party On, Dudes!", says there is no time or number limit to one's use of said software. Read the whole thing at Lunduke's Website and the original post has some examples of how it might work.
It's not exactly the WTFPL, but then so few are.
Sounds like the original Borland license where you could install the programs on any computers just so long as only one copy was being used at a time - and that was on the honor systems.
Lunduke was, until recently, one of the hosts on the Linux Action Show:
Lol... it SO confused me ;)
BTW.. totally OT Shadow... but I have a question.. (Running Linux Mint; Mate)..
I was happy the other day when I was able to install Photoshop, using Wine (and no assistance from PoL or anything else), and it worked perfectly...
I was worried about shutting PhotoShop down because I thought it may not run again.. I was right. Tried several times, and it kept giving me a ‘hardware Failure’ error...
Tried to reboot.. couldn’t even get to post :/
Went to laptop (also Linux (Cinnamon, not important atm)..
When I had time, I broke my main PC down, and it came to my RAM. During the time I went from successful PhotoShop until reboot, I had 4 sticks of RAM (8 gig)... It blew 3 sticks >.<
Is this Linux’s fault (normal to happen), or is this something else that may have been waiting to happen? I know you can’t answer without being here, but.. have you heard of anything else like this happening either with Linux or PhotoShop?
(BTW, I am back on main PC with only 1 stick.. and it is much slower than I am used to :p).
After working several years in a high-volume data center, I can pretty much guarantee that it is not the fault of Linux :)
More likely, it is just older RAM that has been waiting for downtime to actually fail. I have seen my share of servers that run fine for years until someone powers them down and then hardware issues crop up.
Well, I will say that about a year ago I had a similar problem with these RAM ‘chips’ on win7.. total fail, with exception of one.. strangely, the 1 that worked then (and after 2 weeks before I put the others back in), it is one of them to fail now :/ the only one that is working now failed then... what a strange world :p
Ok, will try to upgrade RAM asap.. :p