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2 The Artistic License 1 The Artistic License
3 Version 2.0beta4, October 2000 2 Version 2.0beta5, October 2001
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5 Copyright (C) 2000, Larry Wall. 4 Copyright (C) 2000, 2001 Larry Wall, Bradley M. Kuhn.
6 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 5 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
7 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 6 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
8 7
9 Preamble 8 Preamble
10 9
11This copyright license states the terms under which a given free software 10This copyright license states the terms under which a given free software
12Package may be copied, modified and/or redistributed, while the 11Package may be copied, modified and/or redistributed, while the
13Originator(s) maintain some artistic control over the future 12Originator(s) maintain some artistic control over the future development of
14development of that Package (at least as much artistic control as can be 13that Package (at least as much artistic control as can be given under
15given under copyright law while still making the Package open source and 14copyright law while still making the Package open source and free software).
16free software).
17 15
18This license is bound by copyright law, and thus it legally applies only to 16This license is bound by copyright law, and thus it legally applies only to
19works which the copyright holder has permitted copying, distribution or 17works which the copyright holder has permitted copying, distribution or
20modification under the terms of the Artistic License, Version 2.0. 18modification under the terms of the Artistic License, Version 2.0.
21 19
22You are reminded that You are always permitted to make arrangements wholly 20You are reminded that You are always permitted to make arrangements wholly
23outside of a given copyright license directly with the copyright 21outside of a given copyright license directly with the copyright holder(s)
24holder(s) of a given Package. If the terms of this license 22of a given Package. If the terms of this license impede your ability to
25impede your ability to make full use of the Package, You are encouraged to 23make full use of the Package, You are encouraged to contact the copyright
26contact the copyright holder(s) and seek a different licensing 24holder(s) and seek a different licensing arrangement.
27arrangement. 25
28 26
29 Definitions 27 Definitions
30 28
31"Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the 29"Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
32Originator(s), and derivatives of that collection of files 30 Originator(s), and derivatives of that collection of files created
33created through textual modification. 31 through textual modification.
34 32
35"Standard Version" refers to the Package if it has not been modified, or 33"Standard Version" refers to the Package if it has not been modified, or has
36has been modified only in ways suggested by the Originator(s). 34 been modified only in ways suggested by the
35 Originator(s).
37 36
38"Modified Version" refers to the Package, if it has been changed by You 37"Modified Version" refers to the Package, if it has been changed by You via
39via textual modification of the source code, and such changes were not 38 textual modification of the source code, and such changes
40suggested by the Originator(s). 39 were not suggested by the Originator(s).
41 40
42"Originator" refers to the author(s) and/or copyright 41"Originator" refers to the author(s) and/or copyright holder(s) of the
43holder(s) of the Standard Version of the Package. 42 Standard Version of the Package.
44 43
45"You" and "Your" refers to any person who would like to copy, 44"You" and "Your" refers to any person who would like to copy, distribute, or
46distribute, or modify the Package. 45 modify the Package.
47 46
48"Distribution Fee" is any fee that You charge for providing a copy of 47"Distribution Fee" is any fee that You charge for providing a copy of this
49this Package to another party. It does not refer to licensing fees. 48 Package to another party. It does not refer to licensing
49 fees.
50 50
51"Freely Available" means that: 51"Freely Available" means that:
52 52
53 (a) no fee is charged for the right to use the item (though a 53 (a) no fee is charged for the right to use the item (though a
54 Distribution Fee may be charged). 54 Distribution Fee may be charged).
57 conditions they received it. 57 conditions they received it.
58 58
59 (c) If the item is a binary, object code, bytecode, the complete 59 (c) If the item is a binary, object code, bytecode, the complete
60 corresponding machine-readable source code is included with the 60 corresponding machine-readable source code is included with the
61 item. 61 item.
62
62 63
63 Permission for Use and Modification Without Redistribution 64 Permission for Use and Modification Without Redistribution
64 65
65 (1) You are permitted to use the Standard Version and create and use 66 (1) You are permitted to use the Standard Version and create and use
66 Modified Versions for any purpose without restriction, provided that 67 Modified Versions for any purpose without restriction, provided that
67 you do not redistribute the Modified Version to others outside of your 68 you do not redistribute the Modified Version to others outside of your
68 company or organization. 69 company or organization.
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69 71
70 Permissions for Redistribution of the Standard Version 72 Permissions for Redistribution of the Standard Version
71 73
72 (2) You may make available verbatim copies of the source code of the 74 (2) You may make available verbatim copies of the source code of the
73 Standard Version of this Package in any medium without restriction, 75 Standard Version of this Package in any medium without restriction,
82 resulting modified Package will still be considered the Standard 84 resulting modified Package will still be considered the Standard
83 Version, and may be copied, modified and redistributed under the terms 85 Version, and may be copied, modified and redistributed under the terms
84 of the original license of the Standard Version as if it were the 86 of the original license of the Standard Version as if it were the
85 Standard Version. 87 Standard Version.
86 88
89
87 Permissions for Redistribution of Modified Versions of the Package as Source 90 Permissions for Redistribution of Modified Versions of the Package as Sour=
91ce
88 92
89 (4) You may modify your copy of the source code of this Package in any way 93 (4) You may modify your copy of the source code of this Package in any way
90 and distribute that Modified Version (either gratis or for a 94 and distribute that Modified Version (either gratis or for a
91 Distribution Fee, and with or without a corresponding binary, bytecode 95 Distribution Fee, and with or without a corresponding binary, bytecode
92 or object code version of the Modified Version) provided that You 96 or object code version of the Modified Version) provided that You
105 how it differs from the Standard Version, and rename your 109 how it differs from the Standard Version, and rename your
106 Modified Version so that the name is substantially different from 110 Modified Version so that the name is substantially different from
107 the Standard Version. 111 the Standard Version.
108 112
109 (c) permit and encourage anyone who receives a copy of the Modified 113 (c) permit and encourage anyone who receives a copy of the Modified
110 Version permission to make your modifications Freely Available in 114 Version to make your modifications Freely Available in some
111 some specific way. 115 specific way.
112 116
113 If Your Modified Version is in turn derived from a Modified Version 117 If Your Modified Version is in turn derived from a Modified Version
114 made by a third party, then You are still required to ensure that Your 118 made by a third party, then You are still required to ensure that Your
115 Modified Version complies with the requirements of this license. 119 Modified Version complies with the requirements of this license.
120
116 121
117 Permissions for Redistribution of Non-Source Versions of Package 122 Permissions for Redistribution of Non-Source Versions of Package
118 123
119 (5) You may distribute binary, object code, bytecode or other non-source 124 (5) You may distribute binary, object code, bytecode or other non-source
120 versions of the Standard Version of the Package, provided that you 125 versions of the Standard Version of the Package, provided that you
145 changes made from the Standard Version, and offer to provide 150 changes made from the Standard Version, and offer to provide
146 machine-readable source code (under a license that permits making 151 machine-readable source code (under a license that permits making
147 that source code Freely Available) of the Modified Version via 152 that source code Freely Available) of the Modified Version via
148 mail order. 153 mail order.
149 154
155
150 Permissions for Inclusion of the Package in Aggregate Works 156 Permissions for Inclusion of the Package in Aggregate Works
151 157 =20
152 (7) You may aggregate this Package (either the Standard Version or 158 (7) You may aggregate this Package (either the Standard Version or
153 Modified Version) with other packages and distribute the resulting 159 Modified Version) with other packages and distribute the resulting
154 aggregation provided that You do not charge a licensing fee for the 160 aggregation provided that You do not charge a licensing fee for the
155 Package. Distribution Fees are permitted, and licensing fees for 161 Package. Distribution Fees are permitted, and licensing fees for
156 other packages in the aggregation are permitted. Your permission to 162 other packages in the aggregation are permitted. Your permission to
167 exposing a direct interface to the Package. This also includes 173 exposing a direct interface to the Package. This also includes
168 permission to build stand-alone binary or bytecode versions of your 174 permission to build stand-alone binary or bytecode versions of your
169 scripts that require the Package, but do not otherwise give the casual 175 scripts that require the Package, but do not otherwise give the casual
170 user direct access to the Package itself. 176 user direct access to the Package itself.
171 177
178
172 Items That are Never Considered Part of a Modified Version Package 179 Items That are Never Considered Part of a Modified Version Package
173 180
174 (9) Works (including, but not limited to, subroutines and scripts) that 181 (9) Works (including, but not limited to, subroutines and scripts) that
175 you have linked or aggregated with the Package that merely extend or 182 you have linked or aggregated with the Package that merely extend or
176 make use of the Package, but are not intended to cause the Package to 183 make use of the Package, but are not intended to cause the Package to
177 operate differently from the Standard Version, do not, by themselves, 184 operate differently from the Standard Version, do not, by themselves,
178 cause the Package to be a Modified Version. In addition, such works 185 cause the Package to be a Modified Version. In addition, such works
179 are not considered parts of the Package itself, and are not bound by 186 are not considered parts of the Package itself, and are not bound by
180 the terms of the Package's license. 187 the terms of the Package's license.
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182 Acceptance of License and Disclaimer of Warranty 190 Acceptance of License and Disclaimer of Warranty
183 191
184 (10) You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed 192 (10) You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed
185 it. However, nothing else grants you permission to copy, modify or 193 it. However, nothing else grants you permission to copy, modify or
186 distribute the Standard or Modified Versions of the Package. These 194 distribute the Standard or Modified Versions of the Package. These
187 actions are prohibited by copyright law if you do not accept this 195 actions are prohibited by copyright law if you do not accept this
188 License. Therefore, by copying, modifying or distributing Standard 196 License. Therefore, by copying, modifying or distributing Standard
189 and Modified Versions of the Package, you indicate your acceptance of 197 and Modified Versions of the Package, you indicate your acceptance of
190 the license of the Package. 198 the license of the Package.
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192 (11) Disclaimer of Warranty: 201 (11) Disclaimer of Warranty:
193 202
194 THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS 203 THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
195 "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT 204 "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT

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