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New license for dev-libs/blitz added

1 The `Blitz++ Artistic License'
2 (with thanks and apologies to authors of the Perl Artistic License)
3
4 Preamble
5
6 The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which
7 Blitz++ may be copied, such that the authors maintains some
8 semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
9 while giving the users of the package the right to use and
10 distribute Blitz++ in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the
11 right to make reasonable modifications.
12
13 Definitions
14
15 `Library' refers to the collection of files distributed by the
16 Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
17 created through textual modification.
18
19 `Standard Version' refers to such a Library if it has not been
20 modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of the
21 Copyright Holder as specified below.
22
23 Copyright Holder' is whoever is named in the copyright or
24 copyrights for the package.
25
26 `You' is you, if you're thinking about copying, modifying or
27 distributing this Library.
28
29 `Freely Available' means that no fee is charged for the item.
30 It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it
31 under the same conditions they received it.
32
33 ``Reasonable copying fee'' is whatever you can justify on the basis
34 of media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and so
35 on. (You will not be required to justify it to the Copyright Holder,
36 but only to the computing community at large as a market that must
37 bear the fee.)
38
39 1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the
40 Standard Version of this Library without restriction, provided that
41 you duplicate all of the original copyright notices, this license,
42 and associated disclaimers.
43
44 2. The Standard Version of the Library may be distributed as part
45 of a collection of software, provided no more than a reasonable
46 copying fee is charged for the software collection.
47
48 3. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
49 derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A
50 Library modified in such a way shall still be considered the
51 Standard Version.
52
53 4. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Library in any way,
54 provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
55 stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
56 at least ONE of the following:
57
58 a. place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise
59 make them Freely Available, such as by posting said
60 modifications to the Blitz++ development list,
61 and allowing the Copyright Holder to include
62 your modifications in the Standard Version of the Library.
63
64 b. use the modified Library only within your corporation or
65 organization.
66
67 c. make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
68 Holder.
69
70 5. You may distribute programs which use this Library
71 in object code or executable form without restriction.
72
73 6. Any object code generated as a result of using this Library
74 does not fall under the copyright of this Library, but
75 belongs to whomever generated it, and may be sold commercially.
76
77 7. The name of the Copyright Holder or the Library may not be used to
78 endorse or promote products derived from this software without
79 specific prior written permission.
80
81 8. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED `AS IS' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
82 IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
83 WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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