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 +====== Licensing ======
 +
 +===== Overview =====
 +
 +  * Need clarity on how to approach other people'​s code to avoid legal problems
 +  * Not possible to create SOFA Statistics without using other code - especially libraries
 +  * Not intending to dual licence the core.
 +  * Expectation that will be able to use all code in a Software-As-a-Service (SAS) arrangement over the web on the grounds that no code is being distributed,​ except for code licensed under the AGPL
 +  * Will need full copyright for any proprietary add-ons to the open source core
 +
 +===== Updating Licence Files =====
 +
 +  * The copyright file in /​home/​g/​projects/​SOFA/​debmaker/​KEEPME
 +  * The licence.txt file in /​home/​g/​transfer/​3 SOFA dev/
 +
 +===== Open-Core Licensing =====
 +
 +Open-Core Licensing ​ ([[http://​blogs.the451group.com/​opensource/​2008/​09/​01/​andrew-lampitt-defines-open-core-licensing/​]]).
 +
 +We work on the assumption that the core will always be fully open source.
 +
 +===== Providing an R module =====
 +
 +Almost certainly can if running it (feeding input and receiving results) but not incorporating it e.g. into a binary.
 +
 +http://​www.revolutionanalytics.com/​downloads/​gpl-sources.php
 +
 +http://​stackoverflow.com/​questions/​392395/​a-gui-wrapper-around-a-gpl-cli-application-is-it-a-derivative
 +
 +https://​stat.ethz.ch/​pipermail/​r-help/​2011-April/​274287.html
 +===== Dual Licensing =====
 +
 +Not intending to dual licence the core.  NB if a client is not distributing their product, can modify and customise anything and everything without restriction e.g. a reporting system for a University or a Hospital.
 +
 +Although it would be nice to have that option, it is likely to be very difficult to achieve because of all the copyright holders who would have to agree. ​ It is doubtful that many would even reply ;-).
 +
 +===== Software as a Service =====
 +
 +We may wish to offer some features of SOFA as a service over the internet at some point. We will not be able to use any libraries with AGPL licences as part of this service.
 +
 +===== Incompatible licenses =====
 +
 +Code licensed under GPLv2 cannot be modified and used in SOFA because the GPLv2 is incompatible with the AGPL. However, modules licensed under GPLv3 or "GPLv2 or later" can be linked or combined with SOFA. Further investigation is needed to clarify the difference between modifying and "​linking or combining"​.
 +
 +===== Libraries =====
 +
 +  * Include licences in debian copyright notice and in README file installed by both versions
 +
 +===== SOFA Code =====
 +
 +  * Contributor Licence Agreement (CLA) needed
 +
 +===== Existing Licences =====
 +
 +==== SOFA Statistics ====
 +
 +    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
 +    it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as
 +    published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the
 +    License, or (at your option) any later version.
 +    ​
 +    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 +    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 +    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ​ See the
 +    GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
 +    ​
 +    You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
 +    along with this program. ​ If not, see <​http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/>​.
 +
 +==== excel_reader.py ====
 +
 +excel_reader.py is based, with major modifications,​ on excel.py, copyright (c) Nicolas Hehuen 2005, which is released under the Python Licence ​  ​(http://​www.python.org/​psf/​license/​).
 +
 +==== Python and Main Python Libraries ====
 +
 +Python itself, and the various Python libraries, are released under the Python Licence (http://​www.python.org/​psf/​license/​) unless otherwise specified.
 +
 +==== wxPython ====
 +
 +wxPython is released under the wxWindows licence (http://​www.wxwidgets.org/​about/​newlicen.htm)
 +
 +==== MySQLdb ====
 +
 +MySQLDb is released under the GPL or the original license based on Python 1.5.2'​s license.
 +
 +==== Numpy ====
 +
 +Numpy is distributed under the Numpy License:
 +
 +    Copyright (c) 2005, NumPy Developers
 +    ​
 +    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.
 +    Neither the name of the NumPy Developers nor the names of any contributors ​
 +    may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software ​
 +    without specific prior written permission.
 +    ​
 +    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “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 COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS ​
 +    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.
 +
 +==== stats.py from statlib ====
 +
 +  Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Gary Strangman; All Rights Reserved.
 +  ​
 +  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
 +  AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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.
 +
 +Comments and/or additions are welcome (send e-mail to:
 +strang@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu).
 +
 +==== SciPy ====
 +
 +SciPy is distributed under the BSD licence. Includes stats.py etc.
 +
 +==== PySQLite ====
 +
 +Pysqlite is distributed under the following licence:
 +
 +    Copyright (c) 2004-2007 Gerhard Häring
 +    ​
 +    This software is provided '​as-is',​ without any express or implied warranty. In
 +    no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use
 +    of this software.
 +    ​
 +    Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
 +    including commercial applications,​ and to alter it and redistribute it freely,
 +    subject to the following restrictions:​
 +    ​
 +    1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented;​ you must not
 +    claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in
 +    a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
 +    appreciated but is not required.
 +    ​
 +    2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
 +    misrepresented as being the original software.
 +    ​
 +    3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
 +
 +==== Comtypes ====
 +
 +MIT Licence (see http://​pypi.python.org/​pypi/​comtypes)
 +
 +==== Pywin32 ====
 +
 +From pers comm with Mark Hammond - 
 +
 +    still closer to '​bsd'​ - but the intention was always to re-license it under the same license Python itself uses. 
 +
 +Actual licence as found under win32/​License.txt
 +
 +    Unless stated in the specfic source file, this work is
 +    Copyright (c) 1994-2008, Mark Hammond ​
 +    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.
 +    ​
 +    Neither name of Mark Hammond nor the name of contributors may be used 
 +    to endorse or promote products derived from this software without ​
 +    specific prior written permission. ​
 +    ​
 +    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``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 REGENTS OR
 +    CONTRIBUTORS 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.
 +
 +==== wxMPL ====
 +
 +  wxmpl is distributed under the following licence:
 +  ​
 +  Copyright 2005-2009 Illinois Institute of Technology
 +  ​
 +  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 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 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 Illinois Institute
 +  of Technology shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote
 +  the sale, use or other dealings in this Software without prior written
 +  authorization from Illinois Institute of Technology.
 +
 +==== boomslang ====
 +
 +  boomslang is distributed under the New BSD License (http://​www.opensource.org/​licenses/​bsd-license.php)
 +
 +==== google data api ====
 +
 +  Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Google Inc.
 +  ​
 +  Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "​License"​);​
 +  you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 +  You may obtain a copy of the License at
 +  ​
 +  http://​www.apache.org/​licenses/​LICENSE-2.0
 +  ​
 +  Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 +  distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
 +  WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
 +  See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
 +  limitations under the License.
 +
 +==== dojo toolkit ====
 +
 +  Copyright (c) 2005-2010, The Dojo Foundation
 +  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.
 +  * Neither the name of the Dojo Foundation nor the names of its contributors
 +    may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
 +    without specific prior written permission.
 +  ​
 +  THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "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 COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS 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.
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