Academic Free License ("AFL") v. 3.0

This Academic Free License (the "License") applies _ any original work of authorship (the "Original Work") whose owner (the "Licensor") has placed _ following licensing notice adjacent _ the copyright notice for _ Original Work:


Licensed under _ Academic Free License version 3.0


  1. Grant of Copyright License. Licensor grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license, for _ duration of _ copyright, _ do _ following:

    1. _ reproduce _ Original Work in copies, either alone _ as part of a collective work;

    2. _ translate, adapt, alter, transform, modify, _ arrange _ Original Work, thereby creating derivative works ("Derivative Works") based upon _ Original Work;

    3. _ distribute _ communicate copies of _ Original Work _ Derivative Works _ the public, under any license of your choice that does not contradict _ terms _ conditions, including Licensor’s reserved rights _ remedies, in this Academic Free License;

    4. _ perform _ Original Work publicly; and

    5. _ display _ Original Work publicly.

  2. Grant of Patent License. Licensor grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license, under patent claims owned _ controlled by _ Licensor that are embodied in _ Original Work as furnished by _ Licensor, for _ duration of _ patents, _ make, use, sell, offer for sale, have made, _ import _ Original Work _ Derivative Works.

  3. Grant of Source Code License. _ term "Source Code" means _ preferred form of _ Original Work for making modifications _ it _ all available documentation describing how _ modify _ Original Work. Licensor agrees _ provide a machine-readable copy of _ Source Code of _ Original Work along with each copy of _ Original Work that Licensor distributes. Licensor reserves _ right _ satisfy this obligation by placing a machine-readable copy of _ Source Code in an information repository reasonably calculated _ permit inexpensive _ convenient access by You for as long as Licensor continues _ distribute _ Original Work.

  4. Exclusions From License Grant. Neither _ names of Licensor, nor _ names of any contributors _ the Original Work, nor any of their trademarks _ service marks, may be used _ endorse _ promote products derived from this Original Work without express prior permission of _ Licensor. Except as expressly stated herein, nothing in this License grants any license _ Licensor’s trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets _ any other intellectual property. No patent license _ granted _ make, use, sell, offer for sale, have made, _ import embodiments of any patent claims other than _ licensed claims defined in Section 2. No license _ granted _ the trademarks of Licensor even if such marks are included in _ Original Work. Nothing in this License shall be interpreted _ prohibit Licensor from licensing under terms different from this License any Original Work that Licensor otherwise would have a right _ license.

  5. External Deployment. _ term "External Deployment" means _ use, distribution, _ communication of _ Original Work _ Derivative Works in any way such that _ Original Work _ Derivative Works may be used by anyone other than You, whether those works are distributed _ communicated _ those persons _ made available as an application intended for use over a network. As an express condition for _ grants of license hereunder, You must treat any External Deployment by You of _ Original Work _ a Derivative Work as a distribution under section 1(c).

  6. Attribution Rights. You must retain, in _ Source Code of any Derivative Works that You create, all copyright, patent, _ trademark notices from _ Source Code of _ Original Work, as well as any notices of licensing _ any descriptive text identified therein as an "Attribution Notice." You must cause _ Source Code for any Derivative Works that You create _ carry a prominent Attribution Notice reasonably calculated _ inform recipients that You have modified _ Original Work.

  7. Warranty of Provenance _ Disclaimer of Warranty. Licensor warrants that _ copyright in _ to _ Original Work _ the patent rights granted herein by Licensor are owned by _ Licensor _ are sublicensed _ You under _ terms of this License with _ permission of _ contributor(s) of those copyrights _ patent rights. Except as expressly stated in _ immediately preceding sentence, _ Original Work _ provided under this License _ an "AS IS" BASIS _ WITHOUT WARRANTY, either express _ implied, including, without limitation, _ warranties of non-infringement, merchantability _ fitness for a particular purpose. _ ENTIRE RISK AS _ THE QUALITY OF _ ORIGINAL WORK _ WITH YOU. This DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY constitutes an essential part of this License. No license _ the Original Work _ granted by this License except under this disclaimer.

  8. Limitation of Liability. Under no circumstances _ under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, _ otherwise, shall _ Licensor be liable _ anyone for any indirect, special, incidental, _ consequential damages of any character arising as a result of this License _ the use of _ Original Work including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure _ malfunction, _ any _ all other commercial damages _ losses. This limitation of liability shall not apply _ the extent applicable law prohibits such limitation.

  9. Acceptance _ Termination. If, at any time, You expressly assented _ this License, that assent indicates your clear _ irrevocable acceptance of this License _ all of its terms _ conditions. If You distribute _ communicate copies of _ Original Work _ a Derivative Work, You must make a reasonable effort under _ circumstances _ obtain _ express assent of recipients _ the terms of this License. This License conditions your rights _ undertake _ activities listed in Section 1, including your right _ create Derivative Works based upon _ Original Work, _ doing so without honoring these terms _ conditions _ prohibited by copyright law _ international treaty. Nothing in this License _ intended _ affect copyright exceptions _ limitations (including “fair use” _ “fair dealing”). This License shall terminate immediately _ You may no longer exercise any of _ rights granted _ You by this License upon your failure _ honor _ conditions in Section 1(c).

  10. Termination for Patent Action. This License shall terminate automatically _ You may no longer exercise any of _ rights granted _ You by this License as of _ date You commence an action, including a cross-claim _ counterclaim, against Licensor _ any licensee alleging that _ Original Work infringes a patent. This termination provision shall not apply for an action alleging patent infringement by combinations of _ Original Work with other software _ hardware.

  11. Jurisdiction, Venue _ Governing Law. Any action _ suit relating _ this License may be brought only in _ courts of a jurisdiction wherein _ Licensor resides _ in which Licensor conducts its primary business, _ under _ laws of that jurisdiction excluding its conflict-of-law provisions. _ application of _ United Nations Convention _ Contracts for _ International Sale of Goods _ expressly excluded. Any use of _ Original Work outside _ scope of this License _ after its termination shall be subject _ the requirements _ penalties of copyright _ patent law in _ appropriate jurisdiction. This section shall survive _ termination of this License.

  12. Attorneys’ Fees. In any action _ enforce _ terms of this License _ seeking damages relating thereto, _ prevailing party shall be entitled _ recover its costs _ expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees _ costs incurred in connection with such action, including any appeal of such action. This section shall survive _ termination of this License.

  13. Miscellaneous. If any provision of this License _ held _ be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only _ the extent necessary _ make it enforceable.

  14. Definition of "You" in This License. "You" throughout this License, whether in upper _ lower case, means an individual _ a legal entity exercising rights under, _ complying with all of _ terms of, this License. For legal entities, "You" includes any entity that controls, _ controlled by, _ is under common control with you. For purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) _ power, direct _ indirect, _ cause _ direction _ management of such entity, whether by contract _ otherwise, _ (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) _ more of _ outstanding shares, _ (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.

  15. Right _ Use. You may use _ Original Work in all ways not otherwise restricted _ conditioned by this License _ by law, _ Licensor promises not _ interfere with _ be responsible for such uses by You.

  16. Modification of This License. This License _ Copyright © 2005 Lawrence Rosen. Permission _ granted _ copy, distribute, _ communicate this License without modification. Nothing in this License permits You _ modify this License as applied _ the Original Work _ to Derivative Works. However, You may modify _ text of this License _ copy, distribute _ communicate your modified version (the "Modified License") _ apply it _ other original works of authorship subject _ the following conditions: (i) You may not indicate in any way that your Modified License _ the "Academic Free License" _ "AFL" _ you may not use those names in _ name of your Modified License; (ii) You must replace _ notice specified in _ first paragraph above with _ notice "Licensed under <insert your license name here>" _ with a notice of your own that _ not confusingly similar _ the notice in this License; _ (iii) You may not claim that your original works are open source software unless your Modified License has been approved by Open Source Initiative (OSI) _ You comply with its license review _ certification process.


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