License And Copyright
OpenM++ is a Free and Open Source Software
OpenM++ is a free and open source software, licensed under MIT License.
Anyone is free to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell this software, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial.
All openM++ code has been written from scratch and not been taken from other projects.
To find out more about openM++ license please refer:
The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) 2013 OpenM++ Contributors 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.
Copyright Holders for OpenM++
OpenM++ includes contributions by various people and organizations. All OpenM++ contributors retain copyright on their contributions, but agree to release it under the same license as OpenM++.
Contribute to OpenM++
OpenM++ is currently in an intensive foundational development phase of (mostly) full-time developers, which precludes most independent incremental fixes or enhancements. Nevertheless, if you or your organization would like to join and contribute to OpenM++ in this phase, please contact us at email@example.com.
To contribute to OpenM++, we also require that you send us an email indicating that you accept the Developer’s Certificate of Origin (DCO). Basically, the DCO affirms that you have the right to make contributions under the open source license of OpenM++. For more information on DCO's see Contributor Agreements. Here's the text of the DCO used for OpenM++ (taken from the Linux DCO).
Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 660 York Street, Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.
The email must contain the DCO text above and indicate your acceptance. Also include the Source Forge user name you will be using for your contributions to OpenM++. If you are contributing as an employee, use your organizational email address and ensure that your hierarchical supervisor(s) are on the CC. If you are not the IP owner of your contributions, provide the name of the organization which is, e.g. Government of Canada.
Your email will be archived and a copy will be placed in the project repository to document the provenance of the contributions you make using your Source Forge user ID. Your name will be added to the AUTHORS.txt file of the project. If applicable, the AUTHORS.txt will also indicate that your organization is a contributor and holds copyright to portions of OpenM++.
Usage of other software in OpenM++
As any other product openM++ is using software libraries licensed under different terms. For example, if you choose to use SQLite as openM++ embedded database then SQLite Public Domain license is applied to SQLite portion of openM++. Or, in case of libiconv library, openM++ is using it under LGPL v3.0 license.
Some intermediate development files used as part of openM++ build process also fall under other licenses. For example, Microsoft Visual Studio project files or GNU make files. Nothing from such intermediate files ever reaches the final openM++ deliverable and the licenses associated with those building tools should not be a factor in assessing your rights to copy and use openM++.
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