YAOSL - Yet Another Open Source License v1.01

Alex Nicolaou anicolao at cgl.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Oct 18 23:04:52 UTC 1999

I am still soliciting feedback on this license. I've attempted to modify
it to address Bruce Perens' comments regarding return of modifications
and binary distributions.

I believe this is now license now fully conforms to the OSD, and am
looking for comments of all kinds including whether you'd choose to use
this license for your own projects and why or why not.




SOS - Simple Open Source License version 1.01

Copyright (C) 1999, Alex Nicolaou. Distribution of verbatim copies of
this license is permitted. All other rights reserved.

Terms and Conditions

1. You may distribute complete and verbatim copies of this software and
all supporting files, provided that you do so without any charge.

2. You may charge for distributing complete and verbatim copies of this
software with all supporting files, provided that you conspicuously
publish on each copy a notice that the distribution includes software
whose license terms the user must read and accept before using.

3. You may modify your copies of the software, provided that you either

    a) publicly distribute your changes as a source code patch against a
       currently available version of the software,
    b) return your modifications to the copyright holder for
       into the next publicly available version of the software.

You may not distribute versions of the software with your patch applied,
although you may include your patches in a subdirectory of the software
specifically provided for this purpose, or provide the software in an
archive format designed to accommodate and apply your patches during
installation on the end user's computer.

If you have satisfied 3a or 3b above, you may distribute binary
versions of the software built with your modifications provided that
you conspicuously publish with each copy a notice that tells the user
that the distribution is based on open source software and includes
directions on how to acquire the original software.

4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the software
except as expressly provided under this License.

5. You are not required to accept this License, but copying,
distribution or modification of the software indicates your acceptance
as these actions would otherwise be prohibited by law.
6. You are not required to distribute your patches under the terms of
this license. However, by submitting your patches to the copyright
holder you grant the copyright holder the right to distribute a new
version of the software that includes your patches under these terms.

7. No court shall have the power to compel you to break the terms of
license, nor free you from its terms. If you are unable to follow all of
the terms of this license then you are prohibited from exercising any of
the rights granted by it.

8. If any portion of this license is unenforcible in your jurisdiction
then the entire license is considered void and not granted, and you
have no rights regarding the software.

9. NO WARRANTY. This software is provided "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.  In no event will any copyright holder be liable to you for
damages resulting from the use of this software.

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