Zen Habits Moves to Open Source Content.

January 8, 2008 at 2:36 am (BlogNews, entertainment, News, Opinion) (, , , , , , )

Following the path

In a move sure to impress quite a few people (and anger some others, I bet), Zen Habits author Leo Babauta has declared all of his websites content Open Source! In his own words:

I release my copyright on this content.

From now on, there is no need to email me for permission. Use it however you want! Email it, share it, reprint it with or without credit. Change it around, put in a bunch of swear words and attribute them to me. It’s OK. 🙂!!!

To show my appreciation for this move, I:

  • Left a comment on his blog, thanking him for siding with the Open Source movement.
  • Stumbled his blog, and wrote a positive review.
  • Turned off Ad-Block (on his site only) and clicked ALL of his ad links (something I have NEVER done before).
  • And, of course, wrote this blog post, linking back to his site, and the article.
  • I’ll have to think about donating on payday.

    I encourage everyone that reads this to head on over to Zen Habits and check out the rest of Leo’s article (which I won’t repost in it’s entirety). He has some great reasons as to why he’s making this move, and I agree with him 100%.

    One last Thing

    I also release all of my content on Kaose (https://kaose.wordpress.com) from any and all copyrights, and ask only that any of my content is given credit back to me. You don’t have to, of course, but that really doesn’t bother me (although I’m sure that you, dear reader, will link back, :). I’m not blogging to make money. I’m blogging to make a quality site. Zen Habits has the quality I hope to achieve.


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