[License-discuss] APPROVAL: Universal Public License Agreement v1

BIRGUL KARAMIZRAK bkaramizrak at uni-yaz.com
Fri Dec 14 12:43:51 UTC 2012



We are working on a license agreement for our new open source product.  Since
we have a different approach in redistribution, and we could not find a
license that met our conditions. 

Our license agreement is attached and also can be found below.

It is aprreciated if you could review the license and give us your opinion
according to open source criteria.


Thank you very much for your support.


Best Regards


Birgül Karamizrak

Research and Development Manager Assistant

Universal Information Technologies

e-mail: bkaramizrak at uni-yaz.com

Url: www.uni-yaz.com <http://www.uni-yaz.com/>  

Tel: 216 456 28 00

Fax: 216 456 55 15

Ataturk Mah. Bilgi Sk. No:2

Atasehir / İstanbul



UKL (Universal Public License) Version 1

19 November 2012

Copyright (C) 2012 Universal Bilgi Teknolojileri



The purpose of UKL License is to encourage sharing and modifying the resource

The license aims to create an environment that the software can be edited by
the customers and the other stakeholders. Instead of a licensing model of
protection of commercial companies or user, EULA and GPL licensing models are
presenting a model that balances the need of the both sides concerned.

UKL licence gives the customer the opportunity to be informed of the contents
of the software, allows them to do customization of the software by using
their own resources and protects them from losing all the investment if the
provider is unable to continue its business life. However, the manufacturer
also guarantees the right to be the only distribution channel in order to
continue his commercial life.

Due to the nature of the software, it needs to be encoded by the manufacturer
entirely or to be selected the semi-commercial licensed models such as LGPL,
Apache 2.0.




"License," refers to UKL (Universal Publice License) version 1.

"License Provider" refers to the company that provided the licensed product.

"Copyright"  refers to the rights of the person who created the basic
software from national and international agreements and legislations. 

"Program", "Work", or "Product" refers to any type of the output that can be
covered by this license and copyright. "Licensee" or "buyer" may be a natural
or a legal person.  

"Modify" a work means to copy from or adapt all or part of the work in a
fashion requiring the copyright permission, other than the making of an exact
copy. The resulting work  is called a "modified version" or a work "based on"
of the earliest work 

To "propagate " (or distribute) refers to share the contents of this work
with other parties with commercial or non-commercial purposes. 

 "EULA" refers to commercial license agreements.


Source Code

The "source code" for a work means the preffered form of the work for making
modifications to it. "Object code" means any non-source form of a work. 

The "corresponding source" for a work in object code form means all the
source code needed to generate, install, and (for executable work) run the
object code and to modify the work, including scripts to control those
activities, and source codes of the other parties. However; it does not
include the work's system libraries, or general-purpose tools or generally
available free programs, which are used unmodified in performing those
activities but which are not part of the work. 

The corresponding source does not need to include anything that users can
regenerate automatically from other parts of the corresponding source.


Basic Permissions

All rights granted under this license, refers to the use and modification of
the work accordance with the permission of the copyright holder/first
licensee,  and it is irrevocable provided the stated conditions are met. 


Permissions to Use

This license guarantees all license owners to use the legal copy without a
time limit. License owners are not liable to pay any fee for the product only
to their use. Permission to use applies for all the users works under a legal
entity,  in case of the acceptance of this license.


Source Code Sharing and Modifying

This license provides the right to view and modify the source code of the
acquired software. It is required to mention the license provider's name on
the modified work. All the issues mentioned in this license does not
eliminate the bindings of the other products integrated in the program as
corresponding sources.



Distribution of the original or the copy of the source code by natural or
legal persons that accept this license is subject to the approval of the
copyright holder. (manufacturer)


Signing of the Contract

The license will take effect upon signing personally by the license provider
and the licensee. The signature owner is required to be authorized to sign on
behalf of the legal person.  

In case of the license owner asks support for additional development or
maintenance from a third party company, it is only approved if the support
company is a legal licensee of the software or/, and the licence does not
include the distribution of original or modified version of the source code.



Modifying the work, except provided under this license, is prohibited. Any
breach of the terms of the license will terminate this license, and the
rights granted under this license.


Other Liabilities

Any addition to the obligations undertaken (whether by a court order,
agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this licence, they
do not excuse you from the conditions of this license.  


Disclaimer of Warranty

There is no warranty for the program, to the extend permitted by applicable
law. Unless otherwise stated in writing the copyright owners provide the
program "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The
entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program are with you.
Should the program prove defective, all necessary service, repair or
correction costs is at your expense.


Limitation of Liability

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will
any copyright holder, or any other party that modifies and/or conveys the
program 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 program (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 program to operate with any other programs), even if such
holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


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