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The original version of VRPN (The Virtual Reality Peripheral Network) was placed into the public domain by the copyright owner Russell M. Taylor II at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 4th, 1998
To protect all VRPN contributors from liability without restricting the use of VRPN, as of July 22nd, 2010, future versions of VRPN (versions 7.27 and higher) are being released under the Boost Software License 1.0, which is as follows:
Boost Software License 1.0 (BSL1.0)
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person or organization obtaining a copy of the software and accompanying documentation covered by this license (the "Software") to use, reproduce, display, distribute, execute, and transmit the Software, and to prepare derivative works of the Software, and to permit third-parties to whom the Software is furnished to do so, all subject to the following:
The copyright notices in the Software and this entire statement, including the above license grant, this restriction and the following disclaimer, must be included in all copies of the Software, in whole or in part, and all derivative works of the Software, unless such copies or derivative works are solely in the form of machine-executable object code generated by a source language processor.
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