Permission is granted to use, modify, and / or redistribute at will.
This includes removing authorship notices, re-use of code parts in other software (with or without giving credit), and / or creating a commercial product based on it.
This software is provided as-is. Use it at your own risk. There is no warranty whatsoever, neither expressed nor implied, and by using this software you accept that the author(s) shall not be held liable for any loss of data, loss of service, or other damages, be they incidental or consequential. Your only option other than accepting this is not to use the software at all.
There was a time when you could just post a piece of code to usenet and say, “I give it away for free; perhaps it’s useful for you.”
Then came the lawyers.
There are building blocks in software engineering that are so basic that everyone should have free access to them without having to employ a complete legal department for advice. They should be FREE. Available for free, free of licensing implications, free of attached propaganda, free of everything but their useful self.
Today, even the term “free” has to be defined by several paragraphs of legal blah-blah.
Sick and tired of it, the author brought you this piece of software under a “license” that should not be neccessary in the first place: “Free” should have been enough.