FOSS License Exceptions
What is a FOSS License Exception?
This Free and Open Source Software ("FOSS") License Exception allows
developers of FOSS applications to include hamsterdb with their FOSS
applications. hamsterdb is typically licensed pursuant to version 2
(or later) of the General Public License ("GPL"), but this exception
permits distribution of hamsterdb with a developers FOSS applications
licensed under the terms of another FOSS license listed below, even
though such other FOSS license may be incompatible with the GPL.
The following terms and conditions describe the circumstances under which
this FOSS License Exception applies.
FOSS License Exception Terms and Conditions
"Derivative Work" means a derivative work, as defined under applicable
copyright law, formed entirely from the Program and one or more FOSS
"FOSS Application" means a free and open source software application
distributed subject to a license listed in the section below titled
"FOSS License List."
"FOSS Notice" means a notice placed by the hamsterdb author in a copy
of the hamsterdb Libraries stating that such copy of the hamsterdb
Library may be distributed under hamsterdb's FOSS (or FLOSS) License
"Independent Work" means portions of the Derivative Work that are not
derived from the Program and can reasonably be considered independent
and separate works.
"Program" means a copy of hamsterdb Libraries that contains a
2. A FOSS application developer ("you" or "your") may distribute a
Derivative Work provided that you and the Derivative Work meet all of
the following conditions:
1. You obey the GPL 2 (or later) in all respects for the Program
and all portions (including modifications) of the Program included
in the Derivative Work (provided that this condition does not
apply to Independent Works);
2. The Derivative Work does not include any work licensed under the
GPL other than the Program;
3. You distribute Independent Works subject to a license listed in
the section below titled "FOSS License List";
4. You distribute Independent Works in object code or executable
form with the complete corresponding machine-readable source
code on the same medium and under the same FOSS license applying
to the object code or executable forms;
5. All works that are aggregated with the Program or the Derivative
Work on a medium or volume of storage are not derivative works
of the Program, Derivative Work or FOSS Application, and must
reasonably be considered independent and separate works.
3. The hamsterdb author reserves all rights not expressly granted in
these terms and conditions. If all of the above conditions are not
met, then this FOSS License Exception does not apply to you or your
FOSS License List
|Apache Software License
||"July 22 1999"
|GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL)
|OpenSSL License, Original SSLeay License
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