"...DSL is a plan for progressive redistribution of
talent, and as schemes for the progressive redistribution of wealth
are backed chiefly by those who have none, the DSL is bound to be a
big favorite with the talentless.
It is written in quasi-legalistic, feel-good gibberish, to
"Whereas 'design science' is a strategy for the development of
artifacts as a way to reform the environment (not people) and
subsequently improve the universal standard of living, this Design
Science License was written and deployed as a strategy for
promoting the progress of science and art through reform of the
Sounds like a proposal for biodegradable toilet paper with nice
patterns printed on it, doesn't it? (It goes on to say that the
covered works may be freely altered, which underlines this
impression.) But instead, it is supposed to apply to the writings
and artwork of those who attach it to their work, which in most
cases is neither biodegradable nor festooned with nice
In fact, the sentence quoted above means absolutely nothing
except that its author, Michael Stutz, wants you to know that he's
a very important fellow wannabe who knows more than you do. Indeed,
one suspects and hopes that it is the tipoff to a fairly
imaginative joke, but fears that it was cranked out by someone who
thought he was writing Great Words.)"
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