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DocBook Software License

Copyright 1992-2000 HaL Computer Systems, Inc., O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., ArborText, Inc., Fujitsu Software Corporation, Norman Walsh, and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Id: docbookx.dtd,v 1.13 2002/07/17 15:26:16 nwalsh Exp

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute the DocBook XML DTD and its accompanying documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted in perpetuity, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph appear in all copies. The copyright holders make no representation about the suitability of the DTD for any purpose. It is provided as is without expressed or implied warranty.

If you modify the DocBook DTD in any way, except for declaring and referencing additional sets of general entities and declaring additional notations, label your DTD as a variant of DocBook. See the maintenance documentation for more information.

Please direct all questions, bug reports, or suggestions for changes to the docbook@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list. For more information, see http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/.

DocBook License

DocBook and the DocBookStylesheets are 100% free software, meeting all terms of the GNU Free Software Definition, the Debian Free Software Guidelines, and the Open Source Definition. That means they're free not only in the sense that they're no-cost, but also in the sense that you're free to use them for any purpose, modify them in any way you want, and distribute your modified versions, without unnecessary restrictions and without needing to ask anybody for permission.

However, you are asked to distribute modified version responsibly, meaning that you should name and label them variants so that users will not confuse them with the standard versions.

As far as specific licenses, the wording of the license distributed with the DocBookStylesheets is pretty much the same as the MIT/X Consortium license, including the advertising clause, which states that:

the names of individuals credited with contribution to this software shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the individuals in question

Though the license distributed with the DocBookDtd does not closely parallel the wording of any other well-known license, it is a 100% free software license.

Both DocBook and the DocBookStylesheets are also copyrighted. The copyrights ensure that anybody who redistributes modified versions has to do it under the terms of the same 100% free-software license the copyright holders chose, so it all stays free.

Web-based Help from DocBook XML

David Cramer

david@thingbag.net

Kasun Gajasinghe

kasunbg@gmail.com

Copyright © 2008-2012 Kasun Gajasinghe, David Cramer

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.
  • Except as contained in this notice, the names of individuals credited with contribution to this software shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings inthis Software without prior written authorization from the individuals in question.
  • Any stylesheet derived from this Software that is publicly distributed will be identified with a different name and the version strings in any derived Software will be changed so that no possibility of confusion between the derived package and this Software will exist.

Warranty: 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 DAVID CRAMER, KASUN GAJASINGHE, OR ANY OTHER CONTRIBUTOR 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.

This package is maintained by Kasun Gajasinghe, kasunbg@gmail.com and David Cramer, david@thingbag.net.

This package also includes the following software written and copyrighted by others:

  • Files in template/common/jquery are copyrighted by JQuery under the MIT License. The file jquery.cookie.js Copyright © 2006 Klaus Hartl under the MIT license.
  • Some files in the template/content/search and indexer directories were originally part of N. Quaine's htmlsearch DITA plugin. The tmlsearch DITA plugin is available from the files page of the DITA-users yahoogroup. The htmlsearch plugin was released under a BSD-style license. See indexer/license.txt for details.
  • Stemmers from the Snowball project released under a BSD license.
  • Code from the Apache Lucene search engine provides support for tokenizing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean content released under the Apache 2.0 license.
  • Code that provides weighted search results and some other improvements was graciously donated by SyncRO Soft Ltd., the publishers of the oXygen XML Editor.
  • Cosmetic improvements provided by OpenStack.

Webhelp for DocBook was first developed as a Google Summer of Code project.

January 2012

Moin Moin GPL

The GNU General Public License, version 2 (short: GNU GPLv2 or simply GPLv2) is a very popular Free Software License originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project and now kept and developed by the Free Software Foundation.

Free in the context of this license means the freedom of the user of the software. Basically, the license gives everyone the right to do anything with the software provided they abide by certain (limited) restrictions: code licensed under GPL cannot be distributed in closed source programs.

The MoinMoin code is licensed under the GPLv2 or (at the user's option) any later version (except some 3rd party modules we use that are licensed under other Free Software licenses compatible with the GPL).

Consequences of this are, for example:

Changes released by the community will be open source

Encouragement and beneficiary of global collaboration.

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