Thomas A. Alspaugh
The Q Public License
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¶1¶1ṣ1Copyright (C) 1999 Trolltech AS, Norway.

¶2¶2ṣ1Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute this license document.

¶3¶3ṣ1The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change the software regulated by this license under the open source model.

¶4¶4ṣ1This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of the Q Public License version 1.0. ¶4ṣ2Such software is herein referred to as the Software. ¶4ṣ3This license covers modification and distribution of the Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software, and development of free software which uses the Software.

§IGranted Rights

1.  §I¶1§I¶1ṣ1You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this license. §I¶1ṣ2Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of this license.

2.  §I¶2§I¶2ṣ1You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided that the entire package, includingbut not restricted tocopyright, trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the initial developer of the Software, is distributed.

3.  §I¶3§I¶3ṣ1You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as patches. §I¶3ṣ2The following restrictions apply to modifications:

  1. a. §I¶3.a§I¶3.aṣ1Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in the Software.
  2. b. §I¶3.b§I¶3.bṣ1When modifications to the Software are released under this license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of the initial developer.

4.  §I¶4§I¶4ṣ1You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software, provided that you meet these restrictions:

  1. a. §I¶4.a§I¶4.aṣ1You must include this license document in the distribution.
  2. b. §I¶4.b§I¶4.bṣ1You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable forms are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source code to the distributed Software, including all modifications, without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place prominent notices in the distribution explaining this.
  3. c. §I¶4.c§I¶4.cṣ1You must ensure that all modifications included in the machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this license.

5.  §I¶5§I¶5ṣ1You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you or by others.

6.  §I¶6§I¶6ṣ1You may develop application programs, reusable components and other software items that link with the original or modified versions of the Software. §I¶6ṣ2These items, when distributed, are subject to the following requirements:

  1. a. §I¶6.a§I¶6.aṣ1You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of these items are also able to receive and use the complete machine-readable source code to the items without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer.
  2. b. §I¶6.b§I¶6.bṣ1You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in both machine-executable and source code forms. §I¶6.bṣ2The recipients must be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.
  3. c. §I¶6.c§I¶6.cṣ1If the items are not available to the general public, and the initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items, then you must supply one.

§IILimitations of Liability

§II¶1§II¶1ṣ1In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be liable for any damages whatsoever, includingbut not restricted tolost revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides otherwise.

§IIINo Warranty


§IVChoice of Law

§IV¶1§IV¶1ṣ1This license is governed by the Laws of Norway. §IV¶1ṣ2Disputes shall be settled by Oslo City Court.

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