Version 1.1, November 1, 2002
Copyright (C) 2001-2002
Technical Pursuit Inc.,
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the event that the Licensed Software doesn't work properly or causes
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a. Document any Modifications You make to the Licensed Software
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the date of the change. This documentation must appear both in the
Source Code and in a text file titled "CHANGES" distributed with the
Licensed Software and Your Extensions.
b. Make the Source Code for any Extensions You Deploy available in a
timely fashion via an Electronic Distribution Mechanism such as FTP
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description of the Extensions, the distinctive title used, and
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1.1 "Contributor" means any person or entity who created or contributed
to the creation of an Extension.
1.2 "Deploy" means to use, Serve, sublicense or distribute Licensed
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includes without limitation, any and all internal use or distribution of
Licensed Software within Your business or organization other than for
Research and/or Personal Use, as well as direct or indirect sublicensing
or distribution of Licensed Software by You to any third party in any
form or manner.
1.3 "Derivative Works" as used in this License is defined under U.S.
1.4 "Electronic Distribution Mechanism" means a mechanism generally
accepted in the software development community for the electronic
transfer of data such as download from an FTP or web site, where such
mechanism is publicly accessible.
1.5 "Extensions" means any Modifications, Derivative Works, or Required
Components as those terms are defined in this License.
1.6 "License" means this Reciprocal Public License.
1.7 "Licensed Software" means any Software licensed pursuant to this
License. Licensed Software also includes all previous Extensions from
any Contributor that You receive.
1.8 "Licensor" means the copyright holder of any Software previously
uncovered by this License who releases the Software under the terms of
1.9 "Modifications" means any additions to or deletions from the
substance or structure of (i) a file or other storage containing
Licensed Software, or (ii) any new file or storage that contains any
part of Licensed Software, or (iii) any file or storage which replaces
or otherwise alters the original functionality of Licensed Software at
1.10 "Notice" means the notice contained in EXHIBIT A.
1.11 "Personal Use" means use of Licensed Software by an individual
solely for his or her personal, private and non-commercial purposes. An
individual's use of Licensed Software in his or her capacity as an
officer, employee, member, independent contractor or agent of a
corporation, business or organization (commercial or non-commercial)
does not qualify as Personal Use.
1.12 "Required Components" means any text, programs, scripts, schema,
interface definitions, control files, or other works created by You
which are required by a third party of average skill to successfully
install and run Licensed Software containing Your Modifications, or to
install and run Your Derivative Works.
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of understanding the nature and limits of the Licensed Software and its
1.14 "Serve" means to deliver Licensed Software and/or Your Extensions
by means of a computer network to one or more computers for purposes of
execution of Licensed Software and/or Your Extensions.
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any updates or maintenance releases of those programs or works which are
distributed publicly by Licensor.
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the Licensed Software and/or Your Extensions, including all modules
contained therein, plus any associated text, interface definition files,
scripts used to control compilation and installation of an executable
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copyright law) of Licensed Software by adding to or deleting from the
substance or structure of said Licensed Software.
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Licensor, to make, use, have made, and/or otherwise dispose of Licensed
Software or portions thereof, but solely to the extent that any such
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intellectual property rights, and any third party intellectual property
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any Extensions Deployed by such Contributor or portions thereof, in both
Source Code form or as an executable program, either on an unmodified
basis or as part of Derivative Works.
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Contributor, to make, use, have made, and/or otherwise dispose of
Extensions or portions thereof, but solely to the extent that any such
claim is necessary to enable You to make, use, have made, and/or
otherwise dispose of Contributor's Extensions or portions thereof.
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secrets or any other intellectual property of Licensor or any
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are granted herein. Your Extensions may require additional patent
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discretion. No right is granted to the trademarks of Licensor or any
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Contributor grants the licenses to their respective portions of the
Licensed Software set forth herein, no assurances are provided by
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brought by any other entity based on infringement of intellectual
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example, if a third party patent license is required to allow You to
distribute the Licensed Software, it is Your responsibility to acquire
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condition to, the licenses granted to You under this License You hereby
agree that any Modifications, Derivative Works, or Required Components
(collectively Extensions) that You create or to which You contribute are
governed by the terms of this License including, without limitation,
Section 4. Any Extensions that You create or to which You contribute
must be Deployed under the terms of this License or a future version
of this License released under Section 7. You hereby grant to Licensor
and all third parties a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license
under those intellectual property rights You own or control to use,
reproduce, display, perform, modify, create derivatives, sublicense, and
distribute Your Extensions, in any form. Any Extensions You make and
Deploy must have a distinct title so as to readily tell any subsequent
user or Contributor that the Extensions are by You. You must include a
copy of this License with every copy of the Extensions You distribute.
You agree not to offer or impose any terms on any Source Code or
executable version of the Licensed Software, or its Extensions that
alter or restrict the applicable version of this License or the
recipients' rights hereunder.
6.1 Availability of Source Code. You must make available, under the
terms of this License, the Source Code of the Licensed Software and any
Extensions that You Deploy, either on the same media as You distribute
any executable or other form of the Licensed Software, or via an
Electronic Distribution Mechanism. The Source Code for any version of
Licensed Software, or its Extensions that You Deploy must be made
available at the time of Deployment and must remain available for as
long as You Deploy the Extensions or at least twelve (12) months after
the date You Deploy, whichever is longer. You are responsible for
ensuring that the Source Code version remains available even if the
Electronic Distribution Mechanism is maintained by a third party. You
may not charge a fee for the Source Code distributed under this Section
in excess of Your actual cost of duplication and distribution where such
duplication and distribution involve physical media.
6.2 Description of Modifications. You must cause any Modifications that
You create or to which You contribute, to update the file titled
"CHANGES" distributed with Licensed Software documenting the additions,
changes or deletions You made, the authors of such Modifications, and
the dates of any such additions, changes or deletions. You must also
cause a cross-reference to appear in the Source Code at the location of
each change. You must include a prominent statement that the
Modifications are derived, directly or indirectly, from the Licensed
Software and include the names of the Licensor and any Contributor to
the Licensed Software in (i) the Source Code and (ii) in any notice
displayed by the Licensed Software You distribute or in related
documentation in which You describe the origin or ownership of the
Licensed Software. You may not modify or delete any pre-existing
copyright notices, change notices or License text in the Licensed
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a. Third Party Claims. If You have knowledge that a license to a third
party's intellectual property right is required to exercise the
rights granted by this License, You must include a text file with the
Source Code distribution titled "LEGAL" that describes the claim and
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