Het ligt in de bedoeling om de Bixoft eXtended Assembly Language macro bibliotheek en een handvol voorbeeldrogramma's beschikbaar te stellen aan het publiek middels een "Public License". Vanwege het internationale karakter is de tekst in het engels, niet in het nederlands. Publicatie van de macro's en voorbeeldprogramma's volgt wanneer de Public License versie 1.0 heeft bereikt.
This is an intermediate version of the Bixoft Public License, with "proposal" status. It is subject to change without notification. The first final version will be published with version number 1.0. The rationale, this remark and all other remarks contained in this version of the document will not be part of the final version. All of your comments are welcome; please e-mail us. Please observe that Bixoft is a "one man's army", therefore it may take a few days before you receive a response to your mail.
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We (Abe Kornelis of B.V. Bixoft with support from Steve Lhomme of Mukoli) would have preferred to use an existing OSI-approved license, or a copy of one with only slight modifications. Unfortunately none of the licenses currently approved by the OSI meet all of the following criteria:
We have found that the need for distinguishing between Programming Tools and other software (as well as distinguishing between Dependent Software and Derivatives) is not too self-evident. Therefore please consider the following:
So, looking at all of the requirements above we felt forced to create (yet) another open source license. We chose to create our proposal in a skeleton form, so that others may easily use it for their own purposes. What follows is a preamble (like the Jabber Open Source License) including a Glossary, which in turn is followed by the actual license.
This preamble is intended to describe, in plain usual English, the nature and scope of this license. However, this preamble is not a part of this license. The legal effect of this license is dependent only upon the terms of the license and not this preamble.
If OSI grants approval to this license, then we will insert the following paragraph right here:
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on initial section: Section was taken from IBMPL, first paragraph, and modified to reflect that not all software is a "program". The mixed-case section was derived from GPL section 5. This license uses the term Software to cover programs, libraries, and programming tools. For interactive programs it is advised that an "I accept"-button is included in the program.
on section 1: First sentence was taken from QPL, first paragraph of intro, and modified. Application of law was taken from QPL, last paragraph. We opt for Dutch law, since we're located in the Netherlands. We chose the court of Amsterdam because it has more experience in international matters than most other Dutch courts.
on section 2: Section was added to define various terms. Inclusion of terms defined in the copyright notice was based on Jabber, section 6.
on section 3: First and second sentences were taken from QPL, second paragraph. Third sentence was added to fit the skeleton structure of this license. Second section added to make the dual licensing policy explicit, partly based upon MPL1.1, section 4.
on section 4: First sentence was inspired by QPL, second sentence of intro. Remainder was inspired by the Aladdin Free Public License (not an OSI-approved license), introduction.
on section 5: Various public licenses allow the User to choose any version of the license document. This leaves too much use for misuse of inadvertent errors or loopholes in some version of the license. In stead of fixing Users to the version they once received, we offer them the choice to use either the version they received with their copy of the Software, or to replace it with the most current version at the moment of replacement.
Licensors, on the other hand, are allowed to authorize or not to authorize any version available, so they are not forced to accept conditions of a newer version if these are not acceptable to them.
Second paragraph was added to allow translations of the License and/or Copyright Notice. After all, not everybody is equally fluent in English.
on section 6: First paragraph was taken from QPL, last paragraph. Modified to fit the skeleton structure of this license. The additional statement on the UNCISG was taken from Jabber PL, section 13.
Second paragraph, first sentence taken from Apple Public License, section 13.7. Second sentence derived from same, section 13.4. Third sentence taken from MPL1.1 section 11, last sentence.
Provision for unenforceability taken from IBMPL, section 7, first paragraph.
on section 7: Claim of intellectual property rights (including copyright and patent rights) added to make these matters explicit.
Second paragraph was based on the Jabber public license, section 3 of the license terms. Rephrased it to make it readable and removed some of the details. Added protection for Contributor's names, trademarks and products, which was based on the Apache Software License, sections 4 and 5.
on section 8: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 1, and merged with the Nokia Open Source License, section 2.1.
on section 8.1: Section was derived from Nokia Open Source license, section 2.1a.
on section 8.2: Section was derived from Nokia Open Source license, section 2.1b. Details from NOKOS section 2.1d were added. Last exception was taken from IBMPL, last sentence of section 2b.
on section 8.3: Section was derived from Nokia Open Source license, section 2.1c.
on section 8.4: Section was derived from IBMPL, section 2d.
on section 8.5: Section was derived from IBMPL, section 2c. The words "Expressly acknowledge" were taken from the Apple Public Source License, first sentence of section 2.3.
on section 9: Section was derived from QPL, granted rights, section 3.
on section 9.1: First sentence was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 3a. Protection for trademarks and disclaimers was added. Statement on copyright notice on produced output added too.
on section 9.2: Section was added to allow the User to choose the most current version of the pertinent license in stead of the version that came with his/her copy. The intention is to allow the redistributing User a choice of version, while preventing unnecessary proliferation of outdated or repaired versions. See also on section 5.
on section 9.3: Section was added to facilitate recognition of source of changes.
on section 10: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 5 and section 6 except its redistribution clause. Joined the texts and made the text applicable to both macro libraries and programs. Added the definition of the term "Derivatives", since it seems not always to be clear what exactly "Derivatives" are. Also added the distinction between Derivatives, which build upon and expand existing Software, and "Dependent Software", which is created with the aid of Programming Tools supplied with the Software, but does not derive from the Software.
We're not too happy with the term "Dependent Software". It was 'invented' to denote software items that use the Software, but that are not Derivatives of it - a "work that uses the Library" in terms of the LGPL. We thought "work that uses the Software" rather unwieldy. If anyone has a better name for such software, please let us know; a good name will certainly improve the text of this license.
on section 11: Section was taken from MPL1.1, section 3.7.
on section 12: Section was derived from QPL, granted rights, section 4 and section 6 (just the redistribution clause), with changes to allow for distribution of changed and/or unchanged versions of the Software in any relevant format.
on section 12.1a: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 4a. The term "unchanged" was added for clarity. First sentence was extended to allow the User to choose the most current version of this license in stead of the version that came with his/her copy. Analogous to the provision under on section 9.2. The exclusion of restrictions was based on third sentence of MPL 1.1 section 3.1. Statement on alternative licenses was added to give creators of Dependent Software more freedom in selecting any OSI-approved license.
on section 12.1b: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 4a. The term "unchanged" was added for clarity. First sentence was extended to allow the User to choose the most current version of this license in stead of the version that came with his/her copy. Analogous to the provision under on section 9.2. The exclusion of restrictions was based on third sentence of MPL 1.1 section 3.1. Statement on alternative licenses was added to give creators of Dependent Software more freedom in selecting any OSI-approved license.
on section 12.2: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 4c. Protection expanded to include trademark notices and disclaimers. Added dual-license option for User's Contribution(s).
on section 12.3a: Section was derived from QPL, granted rights, section 3, first sentence.
on section 12.4: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 4b.
on section 12.5: Section was taken from QPL, granted rights, section 3b and 6c. The terms "world-wide" and "royalty-free" were inserted in accordance with the first sentence of on section 8. Distributor changed to Contributor. Added allowance for waiver of entitlement to Source Code of Modifications and/or Derivatives because not all Licensors are likely to require such entitlement.
on section 12.6: Section was added to ensure that Dependent Software is not distributed without the Programming Tools they were based upon.
on section 13: Section was derived from Jabber, section 4e.
on section 14: Section was taken from SISSL, section 10.0.
on section 15: Section was taken from Jabber public license, section 9a and combined with IBM public license, section 7, third paragraph. Last sentence added to close a potential loophole.
on section 16: Section was taken from Jabber public license, section 9b and combined with IBM public license, section 7, second paragraph. Some rephrasing was applied in an attempt to make this section more readable to non-lawyer types. Largely unsuccessful, I'm afraid. Last sentence closes same potential loophole as in section 15.
on section 17: Uppercase section was taken from Jabber public license, section 8 with addition of some terms from other public licenses. Mixed case section was taken from IBMPL, mixed case section of section 5.
on section 18: Uppercase section was taken from Jabber public license, sections 10 and 11 with addition of some terms from other public licenses. Limitation to USD 50 was based upon Ricoh Source Code Public License, section 9. Mixed case section was based on Jabber, section 11, with specific risks taken from Apple Public Source License Version 1.2, section 8 and Ricoh Source Code Public License, section 9.
on section 18.1: Since section 8.5 covers liability-related issues as well this section was added for clarity, with a pointer to the real text in section 8.5.
on exhibit A: The Exhibit was based on the Nokia Open Source License and others.
See below for the version that will accompany Bixoft's eXtended Assembly language. In macro's comment lines start with the characters ".*" as you may see in the Copyright Notice below.
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