Greytower Open Software License
This document regulate how software, articles, essays, tutorials and reference guides produced by Greytower Technologies, and released for public attention may be distributed and used. It is loosely based on the Perl Artistic License used by Larry Wall's Perl programming language.
The Greytower Open Software License - in this document known as The GOSL - regulates what you can do to the programs, packages, text, and source code we make available. It also regulates what we can do.
All software linked from the Greytower website is, unless otherwise clearly marked, copyright © Greytower Technologies. This is per the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
Creative Commons License
Some documents, copyright Greytower Technologies, may be licensed to you under the Creative Commons License. Such documents will be clearly marked.
- The name of the software license used on all Greytower's software
- A program, system, or code developed with Greytower software as its basis.
- Distribute, within the exceptions listed below, any software package released under the GOSL to any person or organization.
- Modify, and distribute, any software package released under the GOSL to any person or organization with the exceptions listed below.
- Charge any amount you see fit, and the buyer is willing to pay, for the distribution or packaging of any software package released under the GOSL.
You May Not
- Claim that any software package distributed under the GOSL is, in any way, shape or form, your own work, or that you have any copyright or patent to the work regardless of prior use.
- Use the name Greytower Technologies or Greytower to, in any way, endorse or promote products derived from any software released under the GOSL without explicit written, prior, agreement from a duly appointed and legal representative of Greytower Technologies, Sweden.
- Claim that Greytower is in any way, shape, or form responsible for any harm, accidentially, deliberately, hypothetically or in any other way an effect of downloading, modifying, distributing, or running software distributed under the GOSL.
We don't ask you to download any of our software. If you do, and you, your systems, family, sweethearts, pets, country, planet, solar system or universe come to any harm; feels offended, is hurt, or otherwise has a rough time it has nothing to do with us, and no law of any jurisdiction now, in the past, or in the future is accepted as claiming otherwise.
Please note before downloading: downloading any document, source, program, article, essay, or similar from Greytower is an explicit confirmation that you have read, understood, and accepted the rules set forth in this document.
We May Not
- Introduce new and fundamentally changed licensing rules for software allready released under the GOSL.
- Ask for any payment from you for the use of any software released under the GOSL.
There are certain exceptions as to the free use and distribution of all Greytower software, specifically:
No Greytower software may be distributed or used in any country on the Amnesty International Retentionist list of countries that practice the death penalty. For the full list see Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries
No Greytower software may be distributed in any software package that is, or will be, distributed under the GNU General Public License due to fundamental incompatibilities between the GOSL and the GPL, specifically in the required license on derivative works, see section 2b.
This is what you can do without any restrictions:
- Download and use.
- Download, upload, and distribute
- Download, modify, and use
- Download, modify, and distribute
This is what you cannot do:
- Sell it, or accept any other payment for it than the cost of distribution or packaging. What that cost is remains between you and your buyer.
- Claim the program or system as your own.
- Download and include in a program or system distributed under the GPL.
- Download and include in a program or system that will, because you've used other code which is distributed under the GPL, itself have to be distributed under the GPL.
Once again: our programs are ours. Don't charge for'em, don't say they're yours, don't blaim us for what they do, don't blaim us for what YOU do, and don't let'em anywhere near anything GNU. Apart from that you're free to do what you want.