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1 foser 1.1 DESIGN SCIENCE LICENSE
2    
3     TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
4    
5     Copyright © 1999-2001 Michael Stutz <stutz@dsl.org>
6     Verbatim copying of this document is permitted, in any medium.
7    
8     0. PREAMBLE.
9    
10     Copyright law gives certain exclusive rights to the author of a work,
11     including the rights to copy, modify and distribute the work (the
12     "reproductive," "adaptative," and "distribution" rights).
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14     The idea of "copyleft" is to willfully revoke the exclusivity of those
15     rights under certain terms and conditions, so that anyone can copy and
16     distribute the work or properly attributed derivative works, while all
17     copies remain under the same terms and conditions as the original.
18    
19     The intent of this license is to be a general "copyleft" that can be
20     applied to any kind of work that has protection under copyright. This
21     license states those certain conditions under which a work published
22     under its terms may be copied, distributed, and modified.
23    
24     Whereas "design science" is a strategy for the development of
25     artifacts as a way to reform the environment (not people) and
26     subsequently improve the universal standard of living, this Design
27     Science License was written and deployed as a strategy for promoting
28     the progress of science and art through reform of the environment.
29    
30     1. DEFINITIONS.
31    
32     "License" shall mean this Design Science License. The License applies
33     to any work which contains a notice placed by the work's copyright
34     holder stating that it is published under the terms of this Design
35     Science License.
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37     "Work" shall mean such an aforementioned work. The License also
38     applies to the output of the Work, only if said output constitutes a
39     "derivative work" of the licensed Work as defined by copyright law.
40    
41     "Object Form" shall mean an executable or performable form of the
42     Work, being an embodiment of the Work in some tangible medium.
43    
44     "Source Data" shall mean the origin of the Object Form, being the
45     entire, machine-readable, preferred form of the Work for copying and
46     for human modification (usually the language, encoding or format in
47     which composed or recorded by the Author); plus any accompanying
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59     macros necessary for compilation constitute the Source Data.)
60    
61     "Author" shall mean the copyright holder(s) of the Work.
62    
63     The individual licensees are referred to as "you."
64    
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71    
72     In addition, you may refer to the Work, talk about it, and (as
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79     WARRANTY") below.
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81     3. COPYING AND DISTRIBUTION.
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119     4. MODIFICATION.
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137     with the new work indicating the nature and the dates of any
138     modifications of the Work made by you.
139    
140     5. NO RESTRICTIONS.
141    
142     You may not impose any further restrictions on the Work or any of its
143     derivative works beyond those restrictions described in this License.
144    
145     6. ACCEPTANCE.
146    
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148     to sampling from the Work in a new work) indicates acceptance of these
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159     that part shall be interpreted in its broadest meaning consistent with
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161    
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163    
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165     EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
166     INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
167     OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
168    
169     8. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY.
170    
171     IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
172     INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
173     (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
174     SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
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179    
180     END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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