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Simple Injector License

Simple Injector is published under the MIT-license. Go here to read our license. The MIT License is a free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is a permissive free software license, meaning that it permits reuse within proprietary software provided all copies of the licensed software include a copy of the MIT License terms. Such proprietary software retains its proprietary nature even though it incorporates software under the MIT License.


Simple Injector has a strict policy for accepting contributions. Contributions are only accepted by developers who have signed our comprehensive Contributors License Agreement. This agreement helps to ensure that all of the code contributed to the Simple Injector project cannot later be claimed as belonging to any individual or group. This protects the Simple Injector project, its members and its users from any IP claims.

If you would like to learn more on how to become a contributor and how to contribute code to the project, please read the :doc:`How To Contribute Code <contribute>` page.

Simple Injector Trademark Policy

We, the Simple Injector Contributors, love it when people talk about Simple Injector, build businesses around Simple Injector and produce products that make life better for Simple Injector users and developers. We do, however, have a trademark, which we are obliged to protect. The trademark gives us the exclusive right to use the term to promote websites, services, businesses and products. Although those rights are exclusively ours, we are happy to give people permission to use the term under most circumstances.

The following is a general policy that tells you when you can refer to the Simple Injector name and logo without need of any specific permission from Simple Injector:

First, you must make clear that you are not Simple Injector and that you do not represent Simple Injector. A simple disclaimer on your home page is an excellent way of doing that.

Second, you may not incorporate the Simple Injector name or logo into the name or logo of your website, product, business or service.

Third, you may use the Simple Injector name (but not the Simple Injector logo) only in descriptions of your website, product, NuGet package, business or service to provide accurate information to the public about yourself.

Fourth, you may not use the Simple Injector graphical logo.

If you would like to use the Simple Injector name or logo for any other use, please contact us and we'll discuss a way to make that happen. We don't have strong objections to people using the name for their websites and businesses, but we do need the chance to review such use. Generally, we approve your use if you agree to a few things, mainly: (1) our rights to the Simple Injector trademark are valid and superior to yours and (2) you'll take appropriate steps to make sure people don't confuse your website, package, or product for ours. In other words, it's not a big deal, and a short conversation (usually done via email) should clear everything up in short order.

If you currently have a website that is using the Simple Injector name and you have not gotten permission from us, don't panic. Let us know, and we'll work it out, as described above.