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|Name=Simple Machines License
|Name=Simple Machines License
|URL= http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/license.php
|URL= http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/license.php
|Comment= This is a non-free software license.
Despite the name, this is a software license, and it's nonfree for
several reasons:
- You must get the licensor's permission before distributing the software.
- You cannot sell copies of the software.
- It's possible that your license can be terminated if you received
  the software from someone who did not obey the license's terms.
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On this page you will find the legacy Simple Machines License and BSD
license (SMF 2.0+). There is also a special copyright page available
that contains answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about
this license.
This package is provided "as is" and without any warranty. Any express
or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are
disclaimed. In no event shall the authors be liable to any party for
any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential
damages arising in any way out of the use or misuse of this package.
BSD License (SMF 2.0+)
Copyright © 2011 Simple Machines. All rights reserved.
Developed by: Simple Machines Forum Project
Simple Machines
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers in
    the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
3. Neither the names of Simple Machines Forum, Simple Machines, nor
    the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote
    products derived from this Software without specific prior written
Simple Machines License (SMF 1.0 and 1.1)
Simple Machines License (SMF 1.0 and 1.1)
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     derivatives within 48 hours.
     derivatives within 48 hours.

Latest revision as of 14:37, 15 June 2018

Name Simple Machines License
URL http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/license.php
Comment This is a non-free software license.

License text

Simple Machines License (SMF 1.0 and 1.1)

 1. This Package is defined as all of the files within any archive
    file or any group of files released in conjunction by Simple
    Machines, Simple Machines, or a derived or modified work based on
    such files.

 2. A Modification, or a Mod, is defined as instructions, to be
    performed manually or in an automated manner, that alter any part
    of this Package.

 3. A Modified Package is defined as this Package or a derivative of
    it with one or more Modification applied to it.

 4. Distribution is defined as allowing one or more other people to in
    any way download or receive a copy of this Package, a Modified
    Package, or a derivative of this Package.

 5. The Software is defined as an installed copy of this Package, a
    Modified Package, or a derivative of this Package.

 6. The Simple Machines Website is defined as


 1. Permission is hereby granted to use, copy, modify and/or
    distribute this Package, provided that:

    a. All copyright notices within source files and as generated by
       the Software as output are retained, unchanged.

    b. Any Distribution of this Package, whether as a Modified Package
       or not, includes this license and is released under the terms
       of this Agreement. This clause is not dependant upon any
       measure of changes made to this Package.

    c. This Package, Modified Packages, and derivative works may not
       be sold or released under any paid license. Copying fees for
       the transport of this Package, support fees for installation or
       other services, and hosting fees for hosting the Software may,
       however, be imposed.

     d. Any Distribution of this Package, whether as a Modified
        Package or not, requires express written consent from Simple

 2. You may make Modifications to this Package or a derivative of it,
    and distribute your Modifications in a form that is separate from
    the Package, such as patches. The following restrictions apply to

     a. A Modification must not alter or remove any copyright notices
        in the Software or Package, generated or otherwise.

     b. When a Modification to the Package is released, a
        non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to Simple Machines
        to distribute the Modification in future versions of the
        Package provided such versions remain available under the
        terms of this Agreement in addition to any other license(s) of
        the initial developer.

     c. Any Distribution of a Modified Package or derivative requires
        express written consent from Simple Machines.

 3. Permission is hereby also granted to distribute programs which
    depend on this Package, provided that you do not distribute any
    Modified Package without express written consent.

 4. Simple Machines reserves the right to change the terms of this
    Agreement at any time, although those changes are not retroactive
    to past releases. Changes to this document will be announced via
    email using the Simple Machines email notification list. Failure
    to receive notification of a change does not make those changes
    invalid. A current copy of this Agreement can be found on the
    Simple Machines Website.

 5. This Agreement will terminate automatically if you fail to comply
    with the limitations described herein. Upon termination, you must
    destroy all copies of this Package, the Software, and any
    derivatives within 48 hours. 

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.