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1 DESIGN SCIENCE LICENSE
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3 TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
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5 Copyright © 1999-2001 Michael Stutz <stutz@dsl.org>
6 Verbatim copying of this document is permitted, in any medium.
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8 0. PREAMBLE.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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30 1. DEFINITIONS.
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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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39 "derivative work" of the licensed Work as defined by copyright law.
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41 "Object Form" shall mean an executable or performable form of the
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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
48 files, scripts or other data necessary for installation, configuration
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61 "Author" shall mean the copyright holder(s) of the Work.
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63 The individual licensees are referred to as "you."
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65 2. RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT.
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67 The Work is copyrighted by the Author. All rights to the Work are
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72 In addition, you may refer to the Work, talk about it, and (as
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81 3. COPYING AND DISTRIBUTION.
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83 Permission is granted to distribute, publish or otherwise present
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119 4. MODIFICATION.
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140 5. NO RESTRICTIONS.
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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.
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145 6. ACCEPTANCE.
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147 Copying, distributing or modifying the Work (including but not limited
148 to sampling from the Work in a new work) indicates acceptance of these
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158 If any part of this License is found to be in conflict with the law,
159 that part shall be interpreted in its broadest meaning consistent with
160 the law, and no other parts of the License shall be affected.
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162 7. NO WARRANTY.
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164 THE WORK IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AND COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY,
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.
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169 8. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY.
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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
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180 END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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