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Re: Standard non-copyleft free license?



On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Terry Hancock wrote:
> Is there a *standard* boilerplate for a "BSD-type" or say "maximally
> free" non-copyleft license (if BSD doesn't cut it).

You're looking for the Modified BSD or so called, 3-clause BSD
license. FE, see http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/COPYRIGHT2.html#5

     Copyright 4049 by Foo Bar Baz III. All rights reserved.

     Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or
     without modification, are permitted provided that the following
     conditions are met:

     1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
     notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
   
     2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
     copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
     disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
     with the distribution. 

     3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote
     products derived from this software without specific prior
     written permission.

     THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR `AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS
     OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
     WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
     PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE
     FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
     CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT
     OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS;
     OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
     LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
     (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE
     USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
     DAMAGE.

I looked through the rest of your terms, and it seems to meet them,
but obviously, this isn't legal advice, so if you have questions, you
should consider asking a lawyer.


Don Armstrong

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