MetaFilthy License

By downloading MetaFilthy, you indicate that you have read and agree to the following license.

If you do not agree to the license, you may not download or use MetaFilthy

Copyright (c) 2005 TP Diffenbach

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to use the Software, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

No permission or license is granted to modify, merge, reverse engineer, disassemble, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.



As prominently stated on its homepage, MetaFilthy by default sends your MetaFilter username and user id and the url of the page you have commented on, when it checks for updates.

When MetaFilthy runs on your computer, it can do anything Firefox can do. Because of this, if you don't trust MetaFilthy's author, you really shouldn't use MetaFilthy, because by using MetaFilthy, you're trusting the author with all the capabilities of a running program on your computer.

However, MetaFilthy version 2.3 allows you to turn off the sending of your username and id and the url of the page you have commented on. If you elect to turn of the sending of personal information, MetaFilthy will nevertheless continue to check for updates, and your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address will continue to be sent; it's impossible to communicate via HTTP without sending this address (as the address tells the foreign computer where to send its reply).

The author enjoys seeing who is using the product of his hard work, but if you really want to not send your Metafilter user information, just go into MetaFilthy's preferences and turn off sending that information.

By default -- that is, if you don't act to turn it off -- MetaFilthy will send your user name, id, and the url of the page you're commenting on.


I agree to the license and would like to download MetaFilthy

Screw your license, information wants to be free, maaaaan! And your labor should be too! I'm gonna take your MetaFilthy and reverse engineer it!