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Proposed licensing change for OpenLDAP 2.0/-devel
- To: openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Proposed licensing change for OpenLDAP 2.0/-devel
- From: "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
- Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 10:25:22 -0700
- Organization: OpenLDAP <http://www.openldap.org/>
The OpenLDAP Foundation would like to release OpenLDAP 2.0
(and to OpenLDAP-devel) under a less restrictive license. This
goal is to promote wide use and redistribution of the Project's
software while still protecting our name (which is actually
done under trademark law) and minimizing liability of the
Foundation and its contributors.
Comments and suggestions encouraged.
The OpenLDAP Public License
Version 2.0B (draft), 26 May 1999
Copyright 1999, The OpenLDAP Foundation
All Rights Reserved.
Redistribution and use of this software and associated documentation
("Software"), with or without modification, are permitted provided
that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain copyright
statements and notices. Redistributions must also contain a
copy of this document.
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 "OpenLDAP" must not be used to endorse or promote
products derived from this Software without prior written
permission of the OpenLDAP Foundation. For written permission,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Products derived from this Software may not be called "OpenLDAP"
nor may "OpenLDAP" appear in their names without prior written
permission of the OpenLDAP Foundation. OpenLDAP is a registered
trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation.
5. Due credit should be given to the OpenLDAP Project
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OPENLDAP FOUNDATION AND CONTRIBUTORS
``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESSED 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 OPENLDAP FOUNDATION OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS 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.