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All source code in KDE SVN must meet the following requirements:
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# All source files must contain a copyright header which identifies the copyright holder(s) together with a e-mail address that can be used to reach the copyright holder.
 
# Each source file must contain a license or a reference to a license which states under which terms the software may be used, modified and redistributed.
 
# Source files that are part of a library in kdelibs must be licensed under the terms of any of the following licenses:
 
#* '''LGPL''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING.LIB}}
 
#* '''BSD license''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING.BSD}} and below.<br/>Note that the BSD license '''does not contain the so called 'advertisement clause'.'''
 
#* '''X11 license''' as listed below.
 
# Any other source files must be licensed under the terms of one of the licenses listed under 3) or any of the following licenses:
 
#* '''GPL''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING}}
 
#* '''QPL''' as listed below.
 
#* '''MIT license''' as listed below.
 
#* '''Artistic license''' as listed below.
 
 
 
== BSD License ==
 
<pre>
 
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
 
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
 
are met:
 
 
 
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
 
  notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
 
2. 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.
 
 
 
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND 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 AUTHOR 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.
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== X11 License ==
 
<pre>
 
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
 
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
 
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
 
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
 
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
 
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
 
 
 
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
 
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
 
 
 
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
 
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
 
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
 
X CONSORTIUM BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
 
AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
 
CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
 
 
 
Except as contained in this notice, the name of the X Consortium shall not be
 
used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings
 
in this Software without prior written authorization from the X Consortium.
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== QPL ==
 
<pre>
 
    THE Q PUBLIC LICENSE
 
  version 1.0
 
 
 
  Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Trolltech AS, Norway.
 
      Everyone is permitted to copy and
 
      distribute this license document.
 
 
 
The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change the
 
software regulated by this license under the open source model.
 
 
 
This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the
 
copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of
 
the Q Public License version 1.0.  Such software is herein referred to as
 
the Software.  This license covers modification and distribution of the
 
Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software,
 
and development of free software which uses the Software.
 
 
 
Granted Rights
 
 
 
1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license
 
  provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this
 
  license.  Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software
 
  items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of
 
  this license.
 
 
 
2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided
 
  that the entire package, including - but not restricted to - copyright,
 
  trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the initial developer
 
  of the Software, is distributed.
 
 
 
3. You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your
 
  modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as
 
  patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:
 
 
 
    a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in
 
        the Software.
 
 
 
    b. When modifications to the Software are released under this
 
        license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the
 
        initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification
 
        in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain
 
        available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of
 
        the initial developer.
 
 
 
4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
 
  machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software, provided
 
  that you meet these restrictions:
 
 
 
    a. You must include this license document in the distribution.
 
 
 
    b. You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable forms
 
        are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source code
 
        to the distributed Software, including all modifications, without
 
        any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place prominent
 
        notices in the distribution explaining this.
 
 
 
    c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the
 
        machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this
 
        license.
 
 
 
5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
 
  compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you
 
  or by others.
 
 
 
6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
 
  software items that link with the original or modified versions of the
 
  Software.  These items, when distributed, are subject to the following
 
  requirements:
 
 
 
    a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of
 
        these items are also able to receive and use the complete
 
        machine-readable source code to the items without any charge
 
        beyond the costs of data transfer.
 
 
 
    b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use
 
        and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in
 
        both machine-executable and source code forms. The recipients must
 
        be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be
 
        able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.
 
 
 
 
 
    c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the
 
        initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items,
 
        then you must supply one.
 
 
 
    Limitations of Liability
 
 
 
In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be liable
 
for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to - lost
 
revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or
 
consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility
 
of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides
 
otherwise.
 
 
 
          No Warranty
 
 
 
The Software and this license document are provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY
 
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
 
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 
                                Choice of Law
 
 
 
This license is governed by the Laws of Norway. Disputes shall be settled
 
by Oslo City Court.
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== MIT license ==
 
<pre>
 
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
 
and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
 
granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
 
copies and that both that the copyright notice and this
 
permission notice and warranty disclaimer appear in supporting
 
documentation, and that the name of the author not be used in
 
advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
 
software without specific, written prior permission.
 
 
 
The author disclaim all warranties with regard to this
 
software, including all implied warranties of merchantability
 
and fitness.  In no event shall the author be liable for any
 
special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages
 
whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether
 
in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action,
 
arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of
 
this software.
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== Artistic License ==
 
<pre>
 
                      The "Artistic License"
 
 
 
                              Preamble
 
 
 
The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
 
Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
 
semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
 
while giving the users of the package the right to use and
 
distribute the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the
 
right to make reasonable modifications.
 
 
 
Definitions:
 
 
 
  * "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
 
    Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
 
    created through textual modification.
 
 
 
  * "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
 
    modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
 
    the Copyright Holder.
 
 
 
  * "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or
 
    copyrights for the package.
 
 
 
  * "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
 
    this Package.
 
 
 
  * "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the
 
    basis of media cost, duplication charges, time of people
 
    involved, and so on. (You will not be required to justify it to
 
    the Copyright Holder, but only to the computing community at
 
    large as a market that must bear the fee.)
 
 
 
  * "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
 
    itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item.
 
    It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it
 
    under the same conditions they received it.
 
 
 
1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of
 
the Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided
 
that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and
 
associated disclaimers.
 
 
 
2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other
 
modifications derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright
 
Holder. A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered
 
the Standard Version.
 
 
 
3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
 
provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
 
stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
 
at least ONE of the following:
 
 
 
    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or
 
    otherwise make them Freely Available, such as by posting
 
    said modifications to Usenet or an equivalent medium, or
 
    placing the modifications on a major archive site such as
 
    ftp.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include
 
    your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.
 
 
 
    b) use the modified Package only within your corporation
 
    or organization.
 
 
 
    c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not
 
    conflict with standard executables, which must also be
 
    provided, and provide a separate manual page for each
 
    non-standard executable that clearly documents how it
 
    differs from the Standard Version.
 
 
 
    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
 
    Holder.
 
 
 
4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
 
executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:
 
 
 
    a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and
 
    library files, together with instructions (in the manual
 
    page or equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.
 
 
 
    b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable
 
    source of the Package with your modifications.
 
 
 
    c) accompany any non-standard executables with their
 
    corresponding Standard Version executables, giving the
 
    non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
 
    documenting the differences in manual pages (or
 
    equivalent), together with instructions on where to get
 
    the Standard Version.
 
 
 
    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
 
    Holder.
 
 
 
5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of
 
this Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
 
Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
 
you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
 
commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial)
 
software distribution provided that you do not advertise this
 
Package as a product of your own.
 
 
 
6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
 
output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
 
under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever
 
generated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated
 
with this Package.
 
 
 
7. C or perl subroutines supplied by you and linked into this
 
Package shall not be considered part of this Package.
 
 
 
8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or
 
promote products derived from this software without specific prior
 
written permission.
 
 
 
9. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
 
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
 
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 
 
 
                              The End
 
 
 
</pre>
 
 
 
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