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SNNS License Agreement Readme File for SNNS version 4.2
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SNNS is (Copyright) 1990-95 University of Stuttgart, Institute for
Parallel and Distributed High Performance Systems (IPVR),
Breitwiesenstr. 20-22, D-70565 Stuttgart, Fed. Rep. of Germany and
(Copyright) 1996-98 University of Tuebingen, Wilhelm-Schickard
Institute for Computer Science, Koestlinstr. 6, D-72074 Tuebingen.
SNNS is distributed by the University of Tuebingen as `Free Software'
in a licensing agreement similar in some aspects to the GNU General
Public License. There are a number of important differences, however,
regarding modifications and distribution of SNNS to third parties.
Note also that SNNS is not part of the GNU software nor is any of its
authors connected with the Free Software Foundation. We only share
some common beliefs about software distribution. Note further that
SNNS is NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN.
The SNNS License is designed to make sure that you have the freedom to
give away verbatim copies of SNNS, that you receive source code or can
get it if you want it and that you can change the software for your
personal use; and that you know you can do these things.
We protect your and our rights with two steps: (1) copyright the
software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal
permission to copy and distribute the unmodified software or modify it
for your own purpose.
In contrast to the GNU license we do not allow modified copies of our
software to be distributed. You may, however, distribute your
modifications as separate files (e.g. patch files) along with our
unmodified SNNS software. We encourage users to send changes and
improvements which would benefit many other users to us so that all
users may receive these improvements in a later version. The
restriction not to distribute modified copies is also useful to
prevent bug reports from someone else's modifications.
Also, for our protection, we want to make certain that everyone
understands that there is NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND for the SNNS
software.
If you have any questions regarding this license agreement, please
contact Andreas Zell at zell@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
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SNNS License Agreement
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1. This License Agreement applies to the SNNS program and all
accompanying programs and files that are distributed with a notice
placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the
terms of the SNNS License. ``SNNS'', below, refers to any such
program or work, and a ``work based on SNNS'' means either SNNS or any
work containing SNNS or a portion of it, either verbatim or with
modifications. Each licensee is addressed as ``you''.
2. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of SNNS's source code
as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and
appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and
disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this
License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other
recipients of SNNS a copy of this license along with SNNS.
3. You may modify your copy or copies of SNNS or any portion of it
only for your own use. You may not distribute modified copies of SNNS
You may, however, distribute your modifications as separate files (e.
patch files) along with the unmodified SNNS software. We also
encourage users to send changes and improvements which would benefit
many other users to us so that all users may receive these
improvements in a later version. The restriction not to distribute
modified copies is also useful to prevent bug reports from someone
else's modifications.
4. If you distribute copies of SNNS you may not charge anything except
the cost for the media and a fair estimate of the costs of computer
time or network time directly attributable to the copying.
5. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, distribute or transfer SNNS
except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt
otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense, distribute or transfer SNNS is
void, and will automatically terminate your rights to use SNNS under
this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights to
use copies, from you under this License will not have their licenses
terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
6. By copying, distributing or modifying SNNS (or any work based on
SNNS) you indicate your acceptance of this license to do so, and all
its terms and conditions.
7. Each time you redistribute SNNS (or any work based on SNNS), the
recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor
to copy, distribute or modify SNNS subject to these terms and
conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the
recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
8. Incorporation of SNNS or parts of it in commercial programs
requires a special agreement between the copyright holder and the
Licensee in writing and ususally involves the payment of license fees.
If you want to incorporate SNNS or parts of it in commercial programs
write to the author about further details.
9. Because SNNS is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty for
SNNS, to the extent permitted by applicable law. The copyright holders
and/or other parties provide SNNS ``as is'' without warranty of any
kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of SNNS is
with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of
all necessary servicing, repair or correction.
10. In no event will any copyright holder, or any other party who may
redistribute SNNS as permitted above, be liable to you for damages,
including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages
arising out of the use or inability to use SNNS (including but not
limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses
sustained by you or third parties or a failure of SNNS to operate with
any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been
advised of the possibility of such damages.
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End of SNNS License Agreement
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