hardly "free to use"...
From the license terms:
... Do not use on a public website without asking me, and give me credit if you do.
This isn't really "free". It's only free as in "free to look at, but don't do anything useful with it"...
Re: License as Contract
> %There are five components
> % to a contract: offer, acceptance,
> % consideration, capacity, and
> The consideration that an author
> receives is the
> assurance that any changes which are
> made to his
> or her work and subsequently published
> will be
> made available to everyone, including [...]
> The detriment is that a person cannot
> take the
> author's work, make changes, and then
> sell the
> changes without giving said
> improvements back to
> the author and any other users of the
> "Consideration" does not
> have to be cold, hard
> cash to have real, tangible, and
> obvious value. If
> it did, the law would say
> "money," not
What you say above is correct -- especially the fact that each legal benefit and legal detriment must have "real, tangible, and obvious value". I'll grant that what you describe is a legal benefit for the author (I'm not certain a court would agree). Note, however, that *each party* to the contract must incur both a legal benefit and a legal detriment. The detriment for the licensee is questionable, but I'll even give you that. Now what is the legal detriment for the author? It can't be the effort expended to create the software, it must be a new obligation (this is the way the contract law describes consideration). Of course, the legal benefit for the licensee if obvious.