Changeset 605 in josm for trunk/LICENSE


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2008-04-15T00:04:06+02:00 (11 years ago)
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     1JOSM License
     2============
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    2                     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
    3                        Version 2, June 1991
     4JOSM, and all its integral parts, are released under the GNU General
     5Public License.
    46
    5  Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    6         51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA
    7  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
    8  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
     7Earlier contributions to JOSM did not specifiy a version of that license,
     8but the license included in the distribution was version 2.
    99
    10                             Preamble
     10All contributions made on or after 15 April 2008 are explicitly "GPL
     11v2 or later".
    1112
    12   The licenses for most software are designed to take away your
    13 freedom to share and change it.  By contrast, the GNU General Public
    14 License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
    15 software--to make sure the software is free for all its users.  This
    16 General Public License applies to most of the Free Software
    17 Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to
    18 using it.  (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by
    19 the GNU Library General Public License instead.)  You can apply it to
    20 your programs, too.
     13This is valid for all files released in the JOSM subversion tree, even
     14if they do not carry their own copyright or license information.
    2115
    22   When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
    23 price.  Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
    24 have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for
    25 this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it
    26 if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it
    27 in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
     16According to the current JOSM maintainer, it is safe to assume that all
     17previous contributions are also "GPL v2 or later", but an effort will
     18be made to contact the past contributors to have full clarity.
    2819
    29   To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid
    30 anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
    31 These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
    32 distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
     20The GPL v3 is accessible here:
     21http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
    3322
    34   For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether
    35 gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
    36 you have.  You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
    37 source code.  And you must show them these terms so they know their
    38 rights.
     23The GPL v2 is accessible here:
     24http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html
    3925
    40   We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
    41 (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
    42 distribute and/or modify the software.
    43 
    44   Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain
    45 that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free
    46 software.  If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we
    47 want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so
    48 that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original
    49 authors' reputations.
    50 
    51   Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software
    52 patents.  We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free
    53 program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the
    54 program proprietary.  To prevent this, we have made it clear that any
    55 patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
    56 
    57   The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
    58 modification follow.
     26Note: This is not valid for JOSM plugins. These are not considered
     27an integral part of JOSM and may be under any license.
    5928
    6029
    61                     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
    62    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
     30Copyright and Contributors
     31==========================
    6332
    64   0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains
    65 a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed
    66 under the terms of this General Public License.  The "Program", below,
    67 refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program"
    68 means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law:
    69 that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it,
    70 either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another
    71 language.  (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in
    72 the term "modification".)  Each licensee is addressed as "you".
     33JOSM was written by Immanuel Scholz <imi@eigenheimstrasse.de>.
    7334
    74 Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
    75 covered by this License; they are outside its scope.  The act of
    76 running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program
    77 is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the
    78 Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
    79 Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.
     35Major code contributions from (in alphabetical order):
    8036
    81   1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
    82 source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
    83 conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
    84 copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the
    85 notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;
    86 and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License
    87 along with the Program.
     37David Earl <david@frankieandshadow.com>
     38Gabriel Ebner <ge@gabrielebner.at>
     39Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping@web.de>
     40Raphael Mack <ramack@raphael-mack.de>
     41Frederik Ramm <frederik@remote.org>
    8842
    89 You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
    90 you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
     43Please add your name liberally if you think you have made a major
     44contribution (or add names of others who have).
    9145
    92   2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion
    93 of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and
    94 distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1
    95 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:
     46Many minor contributions and patches by others; see SVN history
     47at http://josm.openstreetmap.de/svn/ for details.
    9648
    97     a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
    98     stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
     49for all earlier contributions as well.
    9950
    100     b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
    101     whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
    102     part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
    103     parties under the terms of this License.
     51Copyright rests with the contributors.
    10452
    105     c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
    106     when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
    107     interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
    108     announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
    109     notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
    110     a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
    111     these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
    112     License.  (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
    113     does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
    114     the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
    115 
    116 
    117 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.  If
    118 identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
    119 and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
    120 themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
    121 sections when you distribute them as separate works.  But when you
    122 distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based
    123 on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of
    124 this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
    125 entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
    126 
    127 Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest
    128 your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
    129 exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
    130 collective works based on the Program.
    131 
    132 In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
    133 with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
    134 a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
    135 the scope of this License.
    136 
    137   3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
    138 under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
    139 Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
    140 
    141     a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
    142     source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
    143     1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
    144 
    145     b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
    146     years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your
    147     cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete
    148     machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
    149     distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium
    150     customarily used for software interchange; or,
    151 
    152     c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer
    153     to distribute corresponding source code.  (This alternative is
    154     allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
    155     received the program in object code or executable form with such
    156     an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)
    157 
    158 The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
    159 making modifications to it.  For an executable work, complete source
    160 code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
    161 associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
    162 control compilation and installation of the executable.  However, as a
    163 special exception, the source code distributed need not include
    164 anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
    165 form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
    166 operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
    167 itself accompanies the executable.
    168 
    169 If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
    170 access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
    171 access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
    172 distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
    173 compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
    174 
    175 
    176   4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program
    177 except as expressly provided under this License.  Any attempt
    178 otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is
    179 void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License.
    180 However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under
    181 this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such
    182 parties remain in full compliance.
    183 
    184   5. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
    185 signed it.  However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or
    186 distribute the Program or its derivative works.  These actions are
    187 prohibited by law if you do not accept this License.  Therefore, by
    188 modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the
    189 Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and
    190 all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying
    191 the Program or works based on it.
    192 
    193   6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
    194 Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
    195 original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
    196 these terms and conditions.  You may not impose any further
    197 restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
    198 You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
    199 this License.
    200 
    201   7. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent
    202 infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues),
    203 conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or
    204 otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not
    205 excuse you from the conditions of this License.  If you cannot
    206 distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this
    207 License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you
    208 may not distribute the Program at all.  For example, if a patent
    209 license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by
    210 all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then
    211 the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to
    212 refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
    213 
    214 If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under
    215 any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to
    216 apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other
    217 circumstances.
    218 
    219 It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any
    220 patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any
    221 such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the
    222 integrity of the free software distribution system, which is
    223 implemented by public license practices.  Many people have made
    224 generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed
    225 through that system in reliance on consistent application of that
    226 system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing
    227 to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot
    228 impose that choice.
    229 
    230 This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to
    231 be a consequence of the rest of this License.
    232 
    233 
    234   8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in
    235 certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the
    236 original copyright holder who places the Program under this License
    237 may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding
    238 those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among
    239 countries not thus excluded.  In such case, this License incorporates
    240 the limitation as if written in the body of this License.
    241 
    242   9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions
    243 of the General Public License from time to time.  Such new versions will
    244 be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
    245 address new problems or concerns.
    246 
    247 Each version is given a distinguishing version number.  If the Program
    248 specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and "any
    249 later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions
    250 either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
    251 Software Foundation.  If the Program does not specify a version number of
    252 this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software
    253 Foundation.
    254 
    255   10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
    256 programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author
    257 to ask for permission.  For software which is copyrighted by the Free
    258 Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes
    259 make exceptions for this.  Our decision will be guided by the two goals
    260 of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and
    261 of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
    262 
    263                             NO WARRANTY
    264 
    265   11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
    266 FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.  EXCEPT WHEN
    267 OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
    268 PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED
    269 OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
    270 MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE ENTIRE RISK AS
    271 TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.  SHOULD THE
    272 PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
    273 REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
    274 
    275   12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
    276 WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
    277 REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
    278 INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
    279 OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
    280 TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
    281 YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
    282 PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
    283 POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
    284 
    285                      END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    286 
    287 
    288             How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
    289 
    290   If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
    291 possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
    292 free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
    293 
    294   To do so, attach the following notices to the program.  It is safest
    295 to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
    296 convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least
    297 the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
    298 
    299     <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
    300     Copyright (C) <year>  <name of author>
    301 
    302     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    303     it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    304     the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    305     (at your option) any later version.
    306 
    307     This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    308     but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    309     MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
    310     GNU General Public License for more details.
    311 
    312     You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    313     along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    314     Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA
    315 
    316 
    317 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
    318 
    319 If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
    320 when it starts in an interactive mode:
    321 
    322     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year  name of author
    323     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
    324     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
    325     under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
    326 
    327 The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
    328 parts of the General Public License.  Of course, the commands you use may
    329 be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
    330 mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
    331 
    332 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
    333 school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
    334 necessary.  Here is a sample; alter the names:
    335 
    336   Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
    337   `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
    338 
    339   <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
    340   Ty Coon, President of Vice
    341 
    342 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
    343 proprietary programs.  If your program is a subroutine library, you may
    344 consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
    345 library.  If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
    346 Public License instead of this License.
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