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1 Unless otherwise stated in the individual file, all code in this package is released
2 under the Artistic Licence and remains Copyright (C) The Natural Environment Research
3 Council.
4
5 Separate licences apply to the HSQLDB and GNU inetlib elements of the package.
6
7 This package is 100% free software, but currently requires the proprietary Java
8 environment to run :-(
9
10
11 The "Artistic License"
12
13 Preamble
14
15 The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
16 Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
17 semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
18 while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute
19 the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to make
20 reasonable modifications.
21
22 Definitions:
23
24 "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
25 Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
26 created through textual modification.
27
28 "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
29 modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes
30 of the Copyright Holder as specified below.
31
32 "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or
33 copyrights for the package.
34
35 "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
36 this Package.
37
38 "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the
39 basis of media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved,
40 and so on. (You will not be required to justify it to the
41 Copyright Holder, but only to the computing community at large
42 as a market that must bear the fee.)
43
44 "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
45 itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item.
46 It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it
47 under the same conditions they received it.
48
49 1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
50 Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you
51 duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated disclaimers.
52
53 2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
54 derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A Package
55 modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version.
56
57 3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided
58 that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stating how and
59 when you changed that file, and provided that you do at least ONE of the
60 following:
61
62 a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make them
63 Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet or
64 an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a major archive
65 site such as uunet.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include
66 your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.
67
68 b) use the modified Package only within your corporation or organization.
69
70 c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
71 with standard executables, which must also be provided, and provide
72 a separate manual page for each non-standard executable that clearly
73 documents how it differs from the Standard Version.
74
75 d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.
76
77 4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
78 executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:
79
80 a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library files,
81 together with instructions (in the manual page or equivalent) on where
82 to get the Standard Version.
83
84 b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of
85 the Package with your modifications.
86
87 c) give non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
88 document the differences in manual pages (or equivalent), together
89 with instructions on where to get the Standard Version.
90
91 d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.
92
93 5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
94 Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
95 Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
96 you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
97 commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software
98 distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package as a
99 product of your own. You may embed this Package's interpreter within
100 an executable of yours (by linking); this shall be construed as a mere
101 form of aggregation, provided that the complete Standard Version of the
102 interpreter is so embedded.
103
104 6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
105 output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
106 under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whoever generated
107 them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this
108 Package. If such scripts or library files are aggregated with this
109 Package via the so-called "undump" or "unexec" methods of producing a
110 binary executable image, then distribution of such an image shall
111 neither be construed as a distribution of this Package nor shall it
112 fall under the restrictions of Paragraphs 3 and 4, provided that you do
113 not represent such an executable image as a Standard Version of this
114 Package.
115
116 7. C subroutines (or comparably compiled subroutines in other
117 languages) supplied by you and linked into this Package in order to
118 emulate subroutines and variables of the language defined by this
119 Package shall not be considered part of this Package, but are the
120 equivalent of input as in Paragraph 6, provided these subroutines do
121 not change the language in any way that would cause it to fail the
122 regression tests for the language.
123
124 8. Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is always
125 permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded; that is,
126 when no overt attempt is made to make this Package's interfaces visible
127 to the end user of the commercial distribution. Such use shall not be
128 construed as a distribution of this Package.
129
130 9. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or promote
131 products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
132
133 10. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
134 IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
135 WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
136
137 The End