This is the license agreement for my source code. Fear not, you’re allowed to use it in your own products, commercial, open-source or anything else.
The full license text is further down this page, and you should only use the source code if you agree to the terms in that text. However, here is a quick summary, albeit non-authoritative, interpretation of the license which will hopefully answer any questions you have.
- You can modify the code as you wish, and use the modified code in your products.
- You can redistribute the original, unmodified code, but you have to include the full license text.
- You can redistribute the modified code as you wish without the full license text. In all cases, you must include a credit mentioning Simon Wolf as the original author of the source.
- I’m not liable for anything you do with the code.
- I’m not responsible for any harm the code may cause.
- You can’t use my name or other marks to promote your products based on the code.
- If you agree to all of that, go ahead and download the source. Otherwise, don’t.
This license is borrowed from Matt Gemmell with his permission and is a version of the new BSD license, and should be compatible with that license. If you’d like me to give you special permission to use any of my code under another license (like BSD, or the GPL, or something else), just contact me and we will work something out.
Suggested Attribution Format
The license requires that you give credit to me, Simon Wolf, as the original author of any of the code that you use. The placement and format of the credit is up to you, but I prefer the credit to be in the software’s ‘About’ window. Alternatively, you could put the credit in the software’s documentation, or on the web page for the product. The suggested format for the attribution is:
Includes “Name of Code” code by Simon Wolf.
where “Name of Code” would obviously be replaced by the name of the specific source-code package you made use of. Where possible, please link the text “Simon Wolf” to my business website, or include the site’s URL (http://www.ottersoftware.com).
Full Source Code License Text
License Agreement for Source Code provided by Simon Wolf
This software is supplied to you by Simon Wolf in consideration of your agreement to the following terms, and your use, installation, modification or redistribution of this software constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use, install, modify or redistribute this software.
In consideration of your agreement to abide by the following terms, and subject to these terms, Simon Wolf grants you a personal, non-exclusive license, to use, reproduce, modify and redistribute the software, with or without modifications, in source and/or binary forms; provided that if you redistribute the software in its entirety and without modifications, you must retain this notice and the following text and disclaimers in all such redistributions of the software, and that in all cases attribution of Simon Wolf as the original author of the source code shall be included in all such resulting software products or distributions.
Neither the name, trademarks, service marks or logos of Simon Wolf may be used to endorse or promote products derived from the software without specific prior written permission from Simon Wolf. Except as expressly stated in this notice, no other rights or licenses, express or implied, are granted by Simon Wolf herein, including but not limited to any patent rights that may be infringed by your derivative works or by other works in which the software may be incorporated.
The software is provided by Simon Wolf on an “AS IS” basis. SIMON WOLF MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REGARDING THE SOFTWARE OR ITS USE AND OPERATION ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH YOUR PRODUCTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SIMON WOLF BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION AND/OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE, HOWEVER CAUSED AND WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SIMON WOLF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
If you’ve got any questions about the license, or if you want to discuss any special requirements or licensing, feel free get in touch.