Published on 14 Nov 2022 2 min read

MIT, Sans-elon

The MIT license, but Elon Musk and all of his companies are explicitly denied usage.

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A few friends and I were talking about the hot-topic of the Elon Musk twitter takeover, specifically, we were talking about this tweet:

Btw, I’d like to apologize for Twitter being super slow in many countries. App is doing >1000 poorly batched RPCs just to render a home timeline!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2022

This tweet is ridiculous for so many reasons:

Having talked about all of this, a friend joked that someone should create an MIT license that explicitly denies Elon Musk or any of his companies’ usage of the associated software. So I did, it’s called MIT-SE and you can check it out here.

  1. Is this a silly thing that I made more to make a few friends laugh than for any practical reason? yes!
  2. Is it likely that I’ll use MIT-SE in some of my toy open-source projects, also yes! see point 1 for why.