For Approval: The Wilhelm Svenselius Open Source License version 1.1
w2k at ws83.net
Thu Sep 4 20:55:13 UTC 2003
Having taken to heart some of the comments on my WSOSL 1.0 which were
posted to this mailing list a few days ago, I now present to you a
somewhat modified version.
The full text of the WSOSL 1.1 follows; if you're looking for the rest
of the stuff that's supposed to be in a proper "for approval" posting,
please see my original posting:
The Wilhelm Svenselius Open Source License
This software is copyright (c) Wilhelm Svenselius, 2003
All rights reserved.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and any associated files ("the Software"), to use
and distribute the Software, in source and binary form, with or without
modification, provided that the following conditions are met:
1. All distributions of source code must retain all copyright notices
present in the original, and the following notice contained and
prominently displayed in each document:
This Software is licensed under the terms of
The Wilhelm Svenselius Open Source License version 1.1
Please see license.txt for details.
Where license.txt is the name of a file, which contains the full and un-
modified text of this License, and which must be included in the
2. All distributions of the Software in binary form must reproduce the
above copyright notice, as well as the full text of this License, in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. All distributions of the Software in binary form must include, in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution, a
notice in English describing how to obtain the full source code,
including any modifications, without charge. Preferably, the source
should be included in the distribution or downloadable via the Internet.
The source code must be in the preferred form in which a programmer
would modify the program.
4. Products derived from or containing any part of the Software must not
carry the same name as the Software without specific prior written
5. The name "Wilhelm Svenselius" must not be used to endorse or promote
products derived from or containing any part of the Software without
specific prior written permission.
6. Products derived from or containing any part of the Software must be
licensed under the terms of this license, as a whole, to all third parties.
7. Products derived from or containing any part of the Software may not
be sold; a reasonable fee may be charged to cover distribution and media
costs if and only if the Software is distributed on physical media, and
then only if distribution on physical media is provided only as an
alternative to a free download.
You are not required to accept this License. However, nothing else
grants you permission to modify or distribute the Software or works
derived from it. These actions are prohibited by international law if
you do not accept this License.
By modifying or distributing any part of the Software in any form, you
confirm your acceptance of this License in full.
If any part of this License is declared unenforceable or invalid for any
reason, this License in its entirety is void and you may only use the
Software as international copyright law permits, meaning you may no
longer modify or distribute any part of the Software in any form.
BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH
YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL
NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR
DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE
(INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED
INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF
THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARES), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER
OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This License complies with version 1.9 of the Open Source Definition, as
defined at: http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition_plain.html
This License is (c) copyright Wilhelm Svenselius 2003, all rights
reserved. Unmodified copies of this license may be distributed freely.
HTML version: http://home.ws83.net/code/WSOSL.html
I hereby withdraw the WSOSL 1.0 from the OSI license approval process,
replacing it with version 1.1.
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