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Serge Vakulenko edited this page Aug 26, 2015 · 1 revision

uOS License

uOS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. uOS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

As a special exception, including uOS header files in a file, instantiating uOS generics or templates, or linking other files with uOS objects to produce an executable application, does not by itself cause the resulting executable application to be covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU Public License.

The license does not require users to release the source code of any applications that are developed with uOS. However, if anybody makes any changes to code covered by the uOS license, or writes new files derived in any way from uOS code, then we believe that the entire user community should have the opportunity to benefit from this. The license stipulates that these changes must be made available in source code form to all recipients of binaries based on the modified code.

Although it is not strictly necessary to contribute the modified code back to the uOS open source project, we are always pleased to receive code contributions and hope that developers will also be keen to give back in return for what they received from the uOS project completely free of charge. The uOS maintainers are responsible for deciding whether such contributions should be applied to the public repository.

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