Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#38 new defect

ALSOC Licenses

Reported by: Rafael de Pelegrini Soares Owned by: Argimiro Resende Secchi
Priority: major Milestone:
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Description

We need to review the ALSOC licenses. One option is just to translate the current licenses. Currently we have two licenses:

  1. An open license for EML
  2. A free for education license for EMSO

For the EML (open source) instead of translating the current license we could just to adopt one of the open licenses available at http://www.opensource.org/licenses.

Anyway, I think that the ALSOC meeting to happen on dec 18 2006 is a good opportunity to discuss this matter.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Argimiro Resende Secchi

What you think about using LGPL http://opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php for EML? For EMSO is there any license at http://www.opensource.org/licenses that could be used?

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 15 years ago by Rafael de Pelegrini Soares

Replying to arge:

What you think about using LGPL http://opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php for EML? For EMSO is there any license at http://www.opensource.org/licenses that could be used?

The LGPL license is very complex, it introduces the concepts of compiling, linking, re-linking, etc. For EML I think a good and simple option is the Modelica License.

For EMSO I think there is no open source license which fits its distribution model.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Rafael de Pelegrini Soares

I think Modelica License is well suited for EML, because it is used in a way very similar to what we want:

  • Modelica is the library of models, and it is open source
  • There are commercial tools developed companies which even distribute Modelica as part of it.

So, based on Modelica License the EML license could be:

ALSOC FREE LICENSE (LICENSE FOR EML MODELS)

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

  1. The author and copyright notices in the source files, these license conditions and the disclaimer below are (a) retained and (b) reproduced in the documentation provided with the distribution.
  2. Modifications of the original source files are allowed, provided that a prominent notice is inserted in each changed file and the accompanying documentation, stating how and when the file was modified, and provided that the conditions under (1) are met.
  3. It is not allowed to charge a fee for the original version or a modified version of the software, besides a reasonable fee for distribution and support. Distribution in aggregate with other (possibly commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software distribution is permitted, provided that it is not advertised as a product of your own.

DISCLAIMER

The software (sources, binaries, etc.) in their original or in a modified form are provided "as is" and the copyright holders assume no responsibility for its contents what so ever. Any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright holders, or any party who modify and/or redistribute the package, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

Portuguese translation:

LICENÇA LIVRE ALSOC (LICENÇA PARA OS MODELOS DA EML)

A redistribuição e uso na forma de código fonte e binária, com ou sem modificações, são permitidos, desde que as seguintes condições sejam respeitadas:

  1. O autor e as notas de propriedade intelectual presentes nos códigos fonte, esta licença, estas condições e retratação abaixo são (a) mantidas e (b) reproduzidas na documentação fornecida juntamente com a distribuição.
  2. Modificações do código original são permitidas, desde que uma nota proeminente seja inserida em cada arquivo modificado e na documentação que acompanha a distribuição, explicitando como e quando o arquivo foi modificado, assegurando que as condições em (1) sejam respeitadas.
  3. Não é permitido cobrar taxas pela versão original ou por uma versão modificada do software, além de uma taxa rasoável para distribuição e suporte. A distribuição como parte integrante de um outro software maior (possivelmente comercial) é permitida, desde que na distribuição deste outro software fique claro as devidas propriedades intelectuiais.

RETRATAÇÃO

O software (códigos fonte, binários, etc.) na sua forma original ou modificação são fornecidos "na forma que se encontram" e os detentores da propriedade intelectual não assumem responsabilidade alguma com relação ao seu conteúdo. Não assegurando inclusive que o software é livre de defeitos, negociável ou adequado para algum uso particular. Em caso algum os detentores dos diretitos intelectuais, ou qualquer parte que modificou e/ou redistribuiu o software será responsável por qualquer danos diretos ou indiretos do uso ou mau uso do software, mesmo quando aconselhado da possibilidade de tais danos.

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