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1 The "Artistic License"
2
3 Preamble
4
5 The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a Package
6 may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some semblance of
7 artistic control over the development of the package, while giving the users
8 of the package the right to use and distribute the Package in a more-or-less
9 customary fashion, plus the right to make reasonable modifications.
10
11 Definitions
12
13      "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
14      Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
15      created through textual modification.
16
17      "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
18      modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
19      the Copyright Holder as specified below.
20
21      "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or
22      copyrights for the package.
23
24      "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
25      this Package.
26
27      "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis
28      of media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and
29      so on. (You will not be required to justify it to the Copyright
30      Holder, but only to the computing community at large as a market
31      that must bear the fee.)
32
33      "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
34      itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item. It
35      also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it under
36      the same conditions they received it.
37
38   1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
39      Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you
40      duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated
41      disclaimers.
42
43   2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
44      derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A Package
45      modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version.
46
47   3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided
48      that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stating how and
49      when you changed that file, and provided that you do at least ONE of
50      the following:
51
52        a. place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make
53           them Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to
54           Usenet or an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a
55           major archive site such as uunet.uu.net, or by allowing the
56           Copyright Holder to include your modifications in the Standard
57           Version of the Package.
58        b. use the modified Package only within your corporation or
59           organization.
60        c. rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
61           with standard executables, which must also be provided, and
62           provide a separate manual page for each non-standard executable
63           that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.
64        d. make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.
65
66   4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
67      executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:
68
69        a. distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library
70           files, together with instructions (in the manual page or
71           equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.
72        b. accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of the
73           Package with your modifications.
74        c. give non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
75           document the differences in manual pages (or equivalent), together
76           with instructions on where to get the Standard Version.
77        d. make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.
78
79   5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
80      Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this Package.
81      You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However, you may
82      distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly commercial)
83      programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software
84      distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package as a
85      product of your own. You may embed this Package's interpreter within an
86      executable of yours (by linking); this shall be construed as a mere
87      form of aggregation, provided that the complete Standard Version of the
88      interpreter is so embedded.
89
90   6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
91      output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
92      under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever generated
93      them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this
94      Package. If such scripts or library files are aggregated with this
95      Package via the so-called "undump" or "unexec" methods of producing a
96      binary executable image, then distribution of such an image shall
97      neither be construed as a distribution of this Package nor shall it
98      fall under the restrictions of Paragraphs 3 and 4, provided that you do
99      not represent such an executable image as a Standard Version of this
100      Package.
101
102   7. C subroutines (or comparably compiled subroutines in other languages)
103      supplied by you and linked into this Package in order to emulate
104      subroutines and variables of the language defined by this Package shall
105      not be considered part of this Package, but are the equivalent of input
106      as in Paragraph 6, provided these subroutines do not change the
107      language in any way that would cause it to fail the regression tests
108      for the language.
109
110   8. Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is always
111      permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded; that is,
112      when no overt attempt is made to make this Package's interfaces visible
113      to the end user of the commercial distribution. Such use shall not be
114      construed as a distribution of this Package.
115
116   9. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or promote
117      products derived from this software without specific prior written
118      permission.
119
120  10. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
121      WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
122      MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
123
124                                   The End
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