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1 The Artistic License 1 The Artistic License 2.0
2 Version 2.0beta5, October 2001
3 2
4 Copyright (C) 2000, 2001 Larry Wall, Bradley M. Kuhn. 3 Copyright (c) 2000-2006, The Perl Foundation.
4
5 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 5 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
6 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 6 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
7 7
8 Preamble 8Preamble
9 9
10This copyright license states the terms under which a given free software 10This license establishes the terms under which a given free software
11Package may be copied, modified and/or redistributed, while the 11Package may be copied, modified, distributed, and/or redistributed.
12Originator(s) maintain some artistic control over the future development of 12The intent is that the Copyright Holder maintains some artistic
13that Package (at least as much artistic control as can be given under 13control over the development of that Package while still keeping the
14copyright law while still making the Package open source and free software). 14Package available as open source and free software.
15 15
16This license is bound by copyright law, and thus it legally applies only to 16You are always permitted to make arrangements wholly outside of this
17works which the copyright holder has permitted copying, distribution or 17license directly with the Copyright Holder of a given Package. If the
18modification under the terms of the Artistic License, Version 2.0. 18terms of this license do not permit the full use that you propose to
19 19make of the Package, you should contact the Copyright Holder and seek
20You are reminded that You are always permitted to make arrangements wholly
21outside of a given copyright license directly with the copyright holder(s)
22of a given Package. If the terms of this license impede your ability to
23make full use of the Package, You are encouraged to contact the copyright
24holder(s) and seek a different licensing arrangement. 20a different licensing arrangement.
25 21
22Definitions
26 23
27 Definitions 24 "Copyright Holder" means the individual(s) or organization(s)
25 named in the copyright notice for the entire Package.
28 26
27 "Contributor" means any party that has contributed code or other
28 material to the Package, in accordance with the Copyright Holder's
29 procedures.
30
31 "You" and "your" means any person who would like to copy,
32 distribute, or modify the Package.
33
29"Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the 34 "Package" means the collection of files distributed by the
30 Originator(s), and derivatives of that collection of files created 35 Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection and/or of
31 through textual modification. 36 those files. A given Package may consist of either the Standard
37 Version, or a Modified Version.
32 38
39 "Distribute" means providing a copy of the Package or making it
40 accessible to anyone else, or in the case of a company or
41 organization, to others outside of your company or organization.
42
43 "Distributor Fee" means any fee that you charge for Distributing
44 this Package or providing support for this Package to another
45 party. It does not mean licensing fees.
46
33"Standard Version" refers to the Package if it has not been modified, or has 47 "Standard Version" refers to the Package if it has not been
34 been modified only in ways suggested by the 48 modified, or has been modified only in ways explicitly requested
35 Originator(s). 49 by the Copyright Holder.
36 50
37"Modified Version" refers to the Package, if it has been changed by You via 51 "Modified Version" means the Package, if it has been changed, and
38 textual modification of the source code, and such changes 52 such changes were not explicitly requested by the Copyright
39 were not suggested by the Originator(s). 53 Holder.
40 54
41"Originator" refers to the author(s) and/or copyright holder(s) of the 55 "Original License" means this Artistic License as Distributed with
42 Standard Version of the Package. 56 the Standard Version of the Package, in its current version or as
57 it may be modified by The Perl Foundation in the future.
43 58
44"You" and "Your" refers to any person who would like to copy, distribute, or 59 "Source" form means the source code, documentation source, and
45 modify the Package. 60 configuration files for the Package.
46 61
47"Distribution Fee" is any fee that You charge for providing a copy of this 62 "Compiled" form means the compiled bytecode, object code, binary,
48 Package to another party. It does not refer to licensing 63 or any other form resulting from mechanical transformation or
49 fees. 64 translation of the Source form.
50 65
51"Freely Available" means that:
52 66
53 (a) no fee is charged for the right to use the item (though a
54 Distribution Fee may be charged).
55
56 (b) recipients of the item may redistribute it under the same
57 conditions they received it.
58
59 (c) If the item is a binary, object code, bytecode, the complete
60 corresponding machine-readable source code is included with the
61 item.
62
63
64 Permission for Use and Modification Without Redistribution 67Permission for Use and Modification Without Distribution
65 68
66 (1) You are permitted to use the Standard Version and create and use 69(1) You are permitted to use the Standard Version and create and use
67 Modified Versions for any purpose without restriction, provided that 70Modified Versions for any purpose without restriction, provided that
68 you do not redistribute the Modified Version to others outside of your 71you do not Distribute the Modified Version.
69 company or organization.
70 72
71 73
72 Permissions for Redistribution of the Standard Version 74Permissions for Redistribution of the Standard Version
73 75
74 (2) You may make available verbatim copies of the source code of the 76(2) You may Distribute verbatim copies of the Source form of the
75 Standard Version of this Package in any medium without restriction, 77Standard Version of this Package in any medium without restriction,
76 either gratis or for a Distribution Fee, provided that you duplicate 78either gratis or for a Distributor Fee, provided that you duplicate
77 all of the original copyright notices and associated disclaimers. At 79all of the original copyright notices and associated disclaimers. At
78 Your discretion, such verbatim copies may or may not include compiled 80your discretion, such verbatim copies may or may not include a
79 bytecode, object code or binary versions of the corresponding source 81Compiled form of the Package.
80 code in the same medium.
81 82
82 (3) You may apply any bug fixes, portability changes, and other 83(3) You may apply any bug fixes, portability changes, and other
83 modifications made available from any of the Originator(s). The 84modifications made available from the Copyright Holder. The resulting
84 resulting modified Package will still be considered the Standard 85Package will still be considered the Standard Version, and as such
85 Version, and may be copied, modified and redistributed under the terms 86will be subject to the Original License.
86 of the original license of the Standard Version as if it were the
87 Standard Version.
88 87
89 88
90 Permissions for Redistribution of Modified Versions of the Package as Sour= 89Distribution of Modified Versions of the Package as Source
91ce
92 90
93 (4) You may modify your copy of the source code of this Package in any way 91(4) You may Distribute your Modified Version as Source (either gratis
94 and distribute that Modified Version (either gratis or for a 92or for a Distributor Fee, and with or without a Compiled form of the
95 Distribution Fee, and with or without a corresponding binary, bytecode 93Modified Version) provided that you clearly document how it differs
96 or object code version of the Modified Version) provided that You 94from the Standard Version, including, but not limited to, documenting
97 clearly indicate what changes You made to the Package, and provided 95any non-standard features, executables, or modules, and provided that
98 that You do at least ONE of the following: 96you do at least ONE of the following:
99 97
100 (a) make the Modified Version available to the Originator(s) of the 98 (a) make the Modified Version available to the Copyright Holder
101 Standard Version, under the exact license of the Standard 99 of the Standard Version, under the Original License, so that the
102 Version, so that the Originator(s) may include your modifications 100 Copyright Holder may include your modifications in the Standard
103 into the Standard Version (at their discretion). 101 Version.
104 102
105 (b) modify any installation scripts and procedures so that
106 installation of the Modified Version will never conflict with an
107 installation of the Standard Version, include for each program
108 installed by the Modified Version clear documentation describing
109 how it differs from the Standard Version, and rename your
110 Modified Version so that the name is substantially different from
111 the Standard Version.
112
113 (c) permit and encourage anyone who receives a copy of the Modified
114 Version to make your modifications Freely Available in some
115 specific way.
116
117 If Your Modified Version is in turn derived from a Modified Version
118 made by a third party, then You are still required to ensure that Your
119 Modified Version complies with the requirements of this license.
120
121
122 Permissions for Redistribution of Non-Source Versions of Package
123
124 (5) You may distribute binary, object code, bytecode or other non-source
125 versions of the Standard Version of the Package, provided that you
126 include complete instructions on where to get the source code of the
127 Standard Version. Such instructions must be valid at the time of Your
128 distribution. If these instructions, at any time while You are
129 carrying our such distribution, become invalid, you must provide new
130 instructions on demand or cease further distribution. If You cease
131 distribution within thirty days after You become aware that the
132 instructions are invalid, then You do not forfeit any of Your rights
133 under this license.
134
135 (6) You may distribute binary, object code, bytecode or other non-source
136 versions of a Modified Version provided that You do at least ONE of
137 the following:
138
139 (a) include a copy of the corresponding source code for the Modified
140 Version under the terms indicated in (4).
141
142 (b) ensure that the installation of Your non-source Modified Version 103 (b) ensure that installation of your Modified Version does not
143 does not conflict in any way with an installation of the Standard 104 prevent the user installing or running the Standard Version. In
144 Version, include for each program installed by the Modified 105 addition, the Modified Version must bear a name that is different
145 Version clear documentation describing how it differs from the 106 from the name of the Standard Version.
146 Standard Version, and rename your Modified Version so that the
147 name is substantially different from the Standard Version.
148 107
149 (c) ensure that the Modified Version includes notification of the 108 (c) allow anyone who receives a copy of the Modified Version to
150 changes made from the Standard Version, and offer to provide 109 make the Source form of the Modified Version available to others
151 machine-readable source code (under a license that permits making 110 under
152 that source code Freely Available) of the Modified Version via 111
153 mail order. 112 (i) the Original License or
154 113
114 (ii) a license that permits the licensee to freely copy,
115 modify and redistribute the Modified Version using the same
116 licensing terms that apply to the copy that the licensee
117 received, and requires that the Source form of the Modified
118 Version, and of any works derived from it, be made freely
119 available in that license fees are prohibited but Distributor
120 Fees are allowed.
155 121
156 Permissions for Inclusion of the Package in Aggregate Works 122
157 =20 123Distribution of Compiled Forms of the Standard Version
124or Modified Versions without the Source
125
126(5) You may Distribute Compiled forms of the Standard Version without
127the Source, provided that you include complete instructions on how to
128get the Source of the Standard Version. Such instructions must be
129valid at the time of your distribution. If these instructions, at any
130time while you are carrying out such distribution, become invalid, you
131must provide new instructions on demand or cease further distribution.
132If you provide valid instructions or cease distribution within thirty
133days after you become aware that the instructions are invalid, then
134you do not forfeit any of your rights under this license.
135
136(6) You may Distribute a Modified Version in Compiled form without
137the Source, provided that you comply with Section 4 with respect to
138the Source of the Modified Version.
139
140
141Aggregating or Linking the Package
142
158 (7) You may aggregate this Package (either the Standard Version or 143(7) You may aggregate the Package (either the Standard Version or
159 Modified Version) with other packages and distribute the resulting 144Modified Version) with other packages and Distribute the resulting
160 aggregation provided that You do not charge a licensing fee for the 145aggregation provided that you do not charge a licensing fee for the
161 Package. Distribution Fees are permitted, and licensing fees for 146Package. Distributor Fees are permitted, and licensing fees for other
162 other packages in the aggregation are permitted. Your permission to 147components in the aggregation are permitted. The terms of this license
163 distribute Standard or Modified Versions of the Package is still 148apply to the use and Distribution of the Standard or Modified Versions
164 subject to the other terms set forth in other sections of this 149as included in the aggregation.
165 license.
166 150
167 (8) In addition to the permissions given elsewhere by this license, You
168 are also permitted to link Modified and Standard Versions of this 151(8) You are permitted to link Modified and Standard Versions with
169 Package with other works and distribute the result without
170 restriction, provided You have produced binary program(s) that do not
171 overtly expose the interfaces of the Package. This includes
172 permission to embed the Package in a larger work of your own without 152other works, to embed the Package in a larger work of your own, or to
173 exposing a direct interface to the Package. This also includes 153build stand-alone binary or bytecode versions of applications that
174 permission to build stand-alone binary or bytecode versions of your 154include the Package, and Distribute the result without restriction,
175 scripts that require the Package, but do not otherwise give the casual 155provided the result does not expose a direct interface to the Package.
176 user direct access to the Package itself.
177 156
178 157
179 Items That are Never Considered Part of a Modified Version Package 158Items That are Not Considered Part of a Modified Version
180 159
181 (9) Works (including, but not limited to, subroutines and scripts) that 160(9) Works (including, but not limited to, modules and scripts) that
182 you have linked or aggregated with the Package that merely extend or 161merely extend or make use of the Package, do not, by themselves, cause
183 make use of the Package, but are not intended to cause the Package to
184 operate differently from the Standard Version, do not, by themselves,
185 cause the Package to be a Modified Version. In addition, such works 162the Package to be a Modified Version. In addition, such works are not
186 are not considered parts of the Package itself, and are not bound by 163considered parts of the Package itself, and are not subject to the
187 the terms of the Package's license. 164terms of this license.
188 165
189 166
190 Acceptance of License and Disclaimer of Warranty 167General Provisions
191 168
192 (10) You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed 169(10) Any use, modification, and distribution of the Standard or
193 it. However, nothing else grants you permission to copy, modify or 170Modified Versions is governed by this Artistic License. By using,
194 distribute the Standard or Modified Versions of the Package. These 171modifying or distributing the Package, you accept this license. Do not
195 actions are prohibited by copyright law if you do not accept this 172use, modify, or distribute the Package, if you do not accept this
196 License. Therefore, by copying, modifying or distributing Standard 173license.
197 and Modified Versions of the Package, you indicate your acceptance of
198 the license of the Package.
199 174
175(11) If your Modified Version has been derived from a Modified
176Version made by someone other than you, you are nevertheless required
177to ensure that your Modified Version complies with the requirements of
178this license.
200 179
180(12) This license does not grant you the right to use any trademark,
181service mark, tradename, or logo of the Copyright Holder.
182
183(13) This license includes the non-exclusive, worldwide,
184free-of-charge patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell,
185sell, import and otherwise transfer the Package with respect to any
186patent claims licensable by the Copyright Holder that are necessarily
187infringed by the Package. If you institute patent litigation
188(including a cross-claim or counterclaim) against any party alleging
189that the Package constitutes direct or contributory patent
190infringement, then this Artistic License to you shall terminate on the
191date that such litigation is filed.
192
201 (11) Disclaimer of Warranty: 193(14) Disclaimer of Warranty:
202
203 THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS 194THE PACKAGE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS
204 "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT 195IS' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. THE IMPLIED
205 LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR 196WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
206 A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY 197NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY YOUR LOCAL
207 LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTOR 198LAW. UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW, NO COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTOR WILL
208 BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, 199BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
209 OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT 200DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE PACKAGE, EVEN IF
210 OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, PROFITS; OR
211 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
212 WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
213 OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE,
214 EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. 201ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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