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== License Notes ==
 
== License Notes ==
This license is considered Free and GPL-Compatible. It is derived from the BSD license, but contains an additional redistribution clause.
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This license is considered Free and GPL-Compatible. It is derived from the BSD license, but contains an additional redistribution clause. Specifically, it mandates that redistributions in any form not only include the source code of Berkeley DB, but also "any accompanying software that uses the DB software".  
  
It is most commonly found on the Berkeley DB code, which also contains code that is multi-licensed with the "normal" BSD license by multiple copyright holders (most notably The Regents of the University of California, The President and Fellows of Harvard University, and INRIA).
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It is most commonly found on the Berkeley DB code, which also contains code that is multi-licensed with the "normal" BSD license by multiple copyright holders (most notably The Regents of the University of California, The President and Fellows of Harvard University, and INRIA). For Berkeley DB, the copyright owner (Oracle) offers (for sale) a separate commercial license (presumably a non-free one, although, the text is not publicly available) to bypass the redistribution clause.
  
 
== License Text ==
 
== License Text ==

Latest revision as of 18:46, 27 November 2012

[edit] License Notes

This license is considered Free and GPL-Compatible. It is derived from the BSD license, but contains an additional redistribution clause. Specifically, it mandates that redistributions in any form not only include the source code of Berkeley DB, but also "any accompanying software that uses the DB software".

It is most commonly found on the Berkeley DB code, which also contains code that is multi-licensed with the "normal" BSD license by multiple copyright holders (most notably The Regents of the University of California, The President and Fellows of Harvard University, and INRIA). For Berkeley DB, the copyright owner (Oracle) offers (for sale) a separate commercial license (presumably a non-free one, although, the text is not publicly available) to bypass the redistribution clause.

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The Sleepycat License

Copyright (c) 1990-1999 Sleepycat Software. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the 
following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following 
disclaimer.
* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the 
following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
* Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on how to obtain complete source code for the DB 
software and any accompanying software that uses the DB software. The source code must either be included in the 
distribution or be available for no more than the cost of distribution plus a nominal fee, and must be freely 
redistributable under reasonable conditions. For an executable file, complete source code means the source code 
for all modules it contains. It does not include source code for modules or files that typically accompany the 
major components of the operating system on which the executable file runs.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY SLEEPYCAT SOFTWARE ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT 
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, 
ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SLEEPYCAT SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, 
EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; 
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER 
IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF 
THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.