1 April 2019 | by Piotr Migdał | 3 min read
Ever wondered if you can share a gossip? Now there is a licensing framework for that!
(Don't ever mention it is on the Hacker News front page right now!)
It if is a secret, it is a secret! So, don't tell anyone anything. Especially that you know that from me!
It is a strict restriction and I will honor that! I mean, I know I can share with Max, because I am are sure they won't share it with anyone!
The best way to protect privacy is to make sure all derivative work was changed, step by step, making it unrecognizable.
The power of gossips is the creative spirit of exaggerations, misheard words, wrongly attributed intentions, and stuff. It has created civilizations. Now, you can use it for your boring anecdotes as well!
A friend of mine solicited her student to act in an adult movie with pterodactyls.
Well, if we trace the creative chain, the last version I know... well, I cannot tell previous versions. But I guarantee it was enriched gradually by a lot of people.
The workplace "wisdom of crowds" has different rights. You really want to be free from slanders, and have your career intact. By a rat backstabbing you in an exchange for a company meeting in Bali.
So, how to handle goss-, I mean, Social Information™?
Writing of your (true!) stories you told them during integration parties, writing blog posts changing the protagonist name to their own, and monetizing on adverts would not be cool.
Also, selling your friend for ₿3.0 is not cool. And well, if you use this license, it is also illegal.
Good press is good press. Bad press is good press. There is no such thing as bad publicity. Have you ever hear about bad likes or reshares?
Stunt marketing owes a lot this piece of ancient wisdom.
It was intended to be for the April Fools' Day (2019), but I didn't take this deadline too seriously. Plus, you know, it is hard to compete with all these corporate adverts. Creative Commons logo changes thx to design_desk.
"WORK" IN PROGRESS (feel invited to join, contribute, or distract me (the last one is significantly easier)).
All jokes aside, we should never forget that gossiping is a collaborative process. Psst - we can be quiet about that.
Let's translate it into Español, Русский, 官话, العربية, עִבְרִית (OMG I ❤️ UTF-8!), sarcasm, LaTeX, IPA (/aɪ piː ˈeɪ/, not a craft beer, you hipster!),
If you happen to know the indescribable language of the Great Old Ones, fork repo, checkout new branch, commit changes, rebase -i it to origin/master, push it to remote and send a pull request. Otherwise, clicking on the pen is the way to go.
Oh, one more thing: please don't tell about this site anyone. Let's that be our secret! ;)