Copyright and License Overview:
This document is to try to explain the key points and rules for using Crafty Syntax Live Help (CSLH)
program and to try to quickly outline the main points
of the copyright and licence so that web database programmers as
well as general users have a clear idea as to what they can and
can not do with my program.
First, CSLH is copyrighted by Eric Gerdes. Copyrights
are a method of protecting the rights of the creator of certain
types of works. I have copyrighted (and in some cases registered) each version
release of CSLH to ensure that no one else takes credit
for my work or any of the other programmers that have helped
with the project. You must keep the copyright notice
information in all of CSLH php files to inform the users of the creater.
You can add addtional copyrights such as copyright 2003 by Eric Gerdes and YOUR NAME HERE
Also the link to my website is optional. For a proper
discussion of copyright see http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/
Second, The program is licensed under the most widely used
free software licence in the world : the
You can visit the website above for full details but The
main points of this license I would like to point out are:
- The licensee MAY NOT use ANY part of CSLH in proprietary software. Any code created
from part of CSLH makes the entire program subject to the terms of the GPL.
- Since CSLH is released with all the code for all to use, Eric Gerdes does not want
to see others steal it:
The licensee may use it, as long as the licensee keep the copyright information and
intact and show the identity of authorship of the code.
- The licensee may redistribute, alter, create new free program from CSLH program and create
modified versions but will need to state the new code created as "modified version of
CSLH" In code code. Also the licensee must keep the copyright of the original code intact
even if it is a modified version of the program
and clause and modifations made. (seen in the comments o the code.)
- If the licensee redistributes GPL code, it may not charge a licensing
fee or royalty, However you may charge for distribution costs,
installation and support fees.
- If the licensee redistributes any code licensed under the GPL,
the licensee must guarantee availability of the code for the entire work for
unlimited replication by anyone requesting it.
- 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 General Public License for more details.
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