FW: Compiere Open Source License Approval

Jorg Janke jjanke at accorto.com
Tue Jan 16 02:00:13 UTC 2001

-----Original Message-----
From: Jorg Janke 
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 09:34 AM
To: 'license-approval at opensource.org'
Subject: Compiere Open Source License Approval

Dear Sirs,

Please approve the attached Compiere Open Source License draft and/or
suggest changes. Please feel free to post the license suggestion and
reference my name,

You can also find the license via 
or as text file


Jorg Janke
www.accorto.com		Smart Business Management Solutions


Compiere Open Source License

Version 1.0 - 12/05/200 
Current version available via http://www.compiere.org/license.html

The Compiere Open Source License applies to all programs, updates and
maintenance releases of the software ("Compiere Products") available from
compiere.org as well as derived products ("Compiere Extensions"). Compiere
Products and Extensions may be marked as "OSI Certified Open Source
Software". Any Compiere Product and Extension licensed pursuant to this
license is a "Licensed Product". Licensed Products in its entirety, is
protected by U.S. and international copyright law. This License identified
the terms under which you may use, copy, distribute, modify and extend
Licensed Products.

Grant of License
The licensors of the Compiere Products are Accorto, Inc. as the Contributor
of the original program, and other Contributors for changes or additions to
the program. The "Contributors" grant you a world wide, royalty-free,
non-exclusive license subject to third party intellectual propriety claims,
to do the following:

Use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, sublicense and distribute License
Product in its entirety in both source code or as an executable program.
Deleting from the substance or structure of Licensed Products or disabling
or hiding of functionality requires explicit permission by the Contributors.

Create derivative works (Compiere Extensions) of Licensed Products by
modifying, adding and extending Licensed Products. Replacing existing
functionality requires explicit permission by the Contributors.

If you redistribute Compiere Products you may charge a fee for providing
media, services, support, or warranty, or for accepting indemnity or
liability obligations to your customers. You cannot charge for the Compiere

"You", or "you", or "Licensor" throughout this license, means an individual
or legal entity exercising rights under, and complying with all the terms of
this License or a future version of this license.

Third Party Licenses
As the Compiere Product requires third party software to use and operate,
you need to license these products separately.

Product Extensions
You may modify and extend Compiere Products by means of adding program
functionality, translation, documentation or by other means. You can charge
a fee for your Extensions.

Compiere Extensions must include the "Compiere" or "Powered by Compiere" in
product name and distribute the Compiere Open Source License.

Disclaimer of Warranty
Compiere Products and Compiere Extensions are provided under this license on
an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied,
including, without limitation, warranties that the Licensed Product is free
of defects, merchantable, fit for a particular purpose or non-infringing.
The entire risk as to the quality and performance product is with you.
Should Licensed Product prove defective in any respect, you (and not the
Licensor or Contributors) assume the cost of any necessary servicing, repair
and correction.

This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of this license.
No use of Licensed Product is authorized hereunder except under this

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, whether tort (including
negligence), contract, or otherwise, shall you (the licensor), any
contributor, or any distributor of Licensed Product, or any supplier of such
parties, be liable to any person for any indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages of any character including, without limitation,
damages for loss of data or goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or
malfunction, or any and all other damages or losses, even if such party
shall have been informed of the responsibility of such damages.

If your jusistrictions does not allow the limitation of liability as noted,
you cannot use the Licensed Product.

Commercial distribution
Commercial distributors of software may accept certain responsibilities with
respect to end users, business partners and the like. While this License is
intended to facilitate the commercial use, the distributor must not create
potential liability for Contributors and must defend and indemnify every
Contributor against any losses, damages and costs arising from claims,
lawsuits and other legal actions.

Distributor responsibilities
If you distribute Compiere Products or make them available, 
- you must not change or remove copyright and trademark references
- you must have "Compiere" or "Powered by Compiere" in the product name
- you must indicate the changes made compared to the original version and
provide a links to http://www.compiere.org
- you must provide the entire product (as in the original Compiere
distribution) and not hide or disable functionality - but you may modify the
- you must include this license

All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must
display the following acknowledgment: "Powered by Compiere" and a link to

Versions of this License
The licensor may publish a revised or new version of this license. Once a
Licensed Product has been published under a particular version, you may
continue to use it under the terms of that version. In case you upgrade to a
newer product version, you have to comply with the current version of this

Inability to Comply
If it is impossible for you to comply with any of the terms of this license
you must comply with the terms of this License to the maximum extend
possible and inform the Contributors (http://www.compiere.org) and Accorto,
Inc. (http://www.accorto.com) with details.

License Termination
If you assert any patent claims against the Contributors relating to the
Compiere Products, or if you breach any terms of this license, your rights
to the Licensed Products automatically terminate.

If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision
shall be reformed only to the extend necessary to make it enforceable.

This license shall be governed by Connecticut Law provisions. You (the
licensor) expressly waive any rights to a jury trail in any litigation
concerning Licensed Product or this License.

This product includes software developed by the Java Apache Project.
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