The Firestorm Development Open-Source License is a dual-licensing of the MIT and 2-clause BSD licenses. It is designed to minimize legal liability to the licensor without compromising the rights of the licensee. Please note that the FDOSL is defined by a hatred of the GNU General Public License. Any GPL contamination compromises the purpose of the FDOSL as a safe, free, gratis license friendly to both open-source and proprietary development and licensing.
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Firestorm Development Open-Source License
This software is licensed under the Firestorm Development Open-Source License, which is a dual-licensing under the BSD and MIT license. Pursuant to these terms, you may use this software under the terms of either the BSD or MIT licenses – not both. One or the other, no mix-and-match. The license text of both licenses follows for clarity:
2-clause BSD license:
Copyright «Copyright Year» «Copyright Holder». All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
- Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
- Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of «Copyright Holder».
Copyright (c) «Copyright Year» «Copyright Holder»
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:
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