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Frontier Artistic License

Hi folks,

While working on liquidwar for the games team I came across some code that appears to be under the Frontier Artistic License. It seems that there are packages using it. Here is a copy of the text:

The Frontier Artistic License Version 1.0
Derived from the Artistic License at OpenSource.org.
Submitted to OpenSource.org for Open Source Initiative certification.


The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute
the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to
make reasonable modifications.


 "Package" refers to the script, suite, file, or collection of
 scripts, suites, and/or files distributed by the Copyright Holder,
 and to derivatives of that Package created through textual modification.

 "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
 modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
 the Copyright Holder.

 "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright statement
 or statements for the package.

 "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
 this Package.

 "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis
 of media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and
 so on. (You will not be required to justify it to the Copyright
 Holder, but only to the computing community at large as a market
 that must bear the fee.)

 "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
 itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item.
 It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it under
 the same conditions they received it.


1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of
the Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided
that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and
associated disclaimers.

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes, and other modifications
derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A Package
modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version.

3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed script,
suite, or file stating how and when you changed that script, suite,
or file, and provided that you do at least ONE of the following:

 a) Use the modified Package only within your corporation or
 organization, or retain the modified Package solely for personal use.

 b) Place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make
 them Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet
 or an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a major archive
 site such as ftp.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include
 your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.

 c) Rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
 with standard executables, which must also be provided, and provide
 a separate manual page (or equivalent) for each non-standard executable
 that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.

 d) Make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:

 a) Distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library
 files, together with instructions (in the manual page or
 equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.

 b) Accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of
 the Package with your modifications.

 c) Accompany any non-standard executables with their corresponding
 Standard Version executables, give the non-standard executables
 non-standard names, and clearly document the differences in manual
 pages (or equivalent), together with instructions on where to get
 the Standard Version.

 d) Make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of
this Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial)
software distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package
as a product of your own.

6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever generated
them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this

7. Scripts, suites, or programs supplied by you that depend on or
otherwise make use of this Package shall not be considered part of
this Package.

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


                       The End


Section 3 is the one that concerns me a little but it seems that we allow the Artistic License so I wanted to be sure.

Thank you!

Barry deFreese
Soon to be DD?

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