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The OpenMoko program uses the following Licenses for its official programs:
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The Openmoko program uses the following Licenses for its official programs:
  
 
== Native Software ==
 
== Native Software ==
  
=== Applications: GPL ===
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=== Applications: GPLv2 ===
  
For all '''native'' applications, we use the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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For all '''native''' applications, we use the second version of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
 
This means that we commit ourselves to the 'standard' copyleft license which
 
This means that we commit ourselves to the 'standard' copyleft license which
 
covers by far the most Free Software programs today.
 
covers by far the most Free Software programs today.
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The '''exact''' following header shall be present in all source code and header files
 
The '''exact''' following header shall be present in all source code and header files
of applications that were entirely and originally developed by the OpenMoko project:
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of applications that were entirely and originally developed by the Openmoko project:
  
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
/*
 
/*
  * (C) 2006-2007 by OpenMoko, Inc.
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  * Copyright (C) 2006-2007 by Openmoko, Inc.
 
  * Written by $Authors_Name <$Authors_email>
 
  * Written by $Authors_Name <$Authors_email>
 
  * All Rights Reserved
 
  * All Rights Reserved
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</pre>
 
</pre>
  
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=== Libraries: LGPLv2.1 ===
  
=== Libraries: LGPL ===
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For all '''native''' libraries, we use the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1.
 
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For all '''native'' libraries, we use the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
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Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has  
 
Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has  
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The '''exact''' following header shall be present in all source code and header files
 
The '''exact''' following header shall be present in all source code and header files
of libraries that were entirely and originally developed by the OpenMoko project:
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of libraries that were entirely and originally developed by the Openmoko project:
  
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
/*
 
/*
  * (C) 2006-2007 by OpenMoko, Inc.
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  * Copyright (C) 2006-2007 by Openmoko, Inc.
 
  * Written by $Authors_name <$Authors_email>
 
  * Written by $Authors_name <$Authors_email>
 
  * All Rights Reserved
 
  * All Rights Reserved
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== Foreign Software ==
 
== Foreign Software ==
  
If we extend/enhance or contribute back to existing Free Software programs,
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If employees of Openmoko, Inc. extend / enhance or contribute back to existing Free Software programs, they will always comply with existing licenses.
we have to (and will) comply with existing licenses. This means that all
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our code will be
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# copyright by FIC
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Specifically this means:
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# new code will be copyright by Openmoko, Inc.
 
# licensed under the exact same terms of the original program
 
# licensed under the exact same terms of the original program
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Openmoko, Inc. does not require contributors to share or transfer copyrights to their own code.
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== Trademark License ==
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It is worthwhile to note that FIC ("FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER, INC. CORPORATION") is currently the legal holder of the Openmoko mark (USPTO #77013374 standard character mark). A trademark license fee may be collected by FIC when you use the Openmoko word.
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== Wiki Contributions ==
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Please note that by contributing to the Openmoko wiki you agree to provide your contribution under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.  If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here.
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You are also promising Openmoko that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource.  DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!
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Latest revision as of 11:13, 5 May 2010

The Openmoko program uses the following Licenses for its official programs:

Contents

[edit] Native Software

[edit] Applications: GPLv2

For all native applications, we use the second version of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means that we commit ourselves to the 'standard' copyleft license which covers by far the most Free Software programs today.

Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has therefore to be released under the exact same license.

The future license compatibility is guaranteed by using the FSF-default "or any later version" statement.

[edit] Header

The exact following header shall be present in all source code and header files of applications that were entirely and originally developed by the Openmoko project:

/*
 * Copyright (C) 2006-2007 by Openmoko, Inc.
 * Written by $Authors_Name <$Authors_email>
 * All Rights Reserved
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 * GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
 * with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
 * 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
 */

[edit] Libraries: LGPLv2.1

For all native libraries, we use the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1.

Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has therefore to be released under the exact same license.

However, while we ourselves are committed to Free Software, we do not want to constrict the use of those libraries by developers of applications who want to create a non-free program.

The future license compatibility is guaranteed by using the FSF-default "or any later version" statement.

[edit] Header

The exact following header shall be present in all source code and header files of libraries that were entirely and originally developed by the Openmoko project:

/*
 * Copyright (C) 2006-2007 by Openmoko, Inc.
 * Written by $Authors_name <$Authors_email>
 * All Rights Reserved
 *
 * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 * version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
 * Lesser General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA
 *
 */

[edit] Foreign Software

If employees of Openmoko, Inc. extend / enhance or contribute back to existing Free Software programs, they will always comply with existing licenses.

Specifically this means:

  1. new code will be copyright by Openmoko, Inc.
  2. licensed under the exact same terms of the original program

Openmoko, Inc. does not require contributors to share or transfer copyrights to their own code.

[edit] Trademark License

It is worthwhile to note that FIC ("FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER, INC. CORPORATION") is currently the legal holder of the Openmoko mark (USPTO #77013374 standard character mark). A trademark license fee may be collected by FIC when you use the Openmoko word.

[edit] Wiki Contributions

Please note that by contributing to the Openmoko wiki you agree to provide your contribution under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here. You are also promising Openmoko that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Personal tools

The OpenMoko program uses the following Licenses for its official programs:

Native Software

Applications: GPL

For all 'native applications, we use the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means that we commit ourselves to the 'standard' copyleft license which covers by far the most Free Software programs today.

Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has therefore to be released under the exact same license.

The future license compatibility is guaranteed by using the FSF-default "or any later version" statement.

Header

The exact following header shall be present in all source code and header files of applications that were entirely and originally developed by the OpenMoko project:

/*
 * (C) 2006-2007 by OpenMoko, Inc.
 * Written by $Authors_Name <$Authors_email>
 * All Rights Reserved
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 * GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
 * with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
 * 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
 */


Libraries: LGPL

For all 'native libraries, we use the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Any extension or contribution that somebody makes (and wants to distribute) has therefore to be released under the exact same license.

However, while we ourselves are committed to Free Software, we do not want to constrict the use of those libraries by developers of applications who want to create a non-free program.

The future license compatibility is guaranteed by using the FSF-default "or any later version" statement.

Header

The exact following header shall be present in all source code and header files of libraries that were entirely and originally developed by the OpenMoko project:

/*
 * (C) 2006-2007 by OpenMoko, Inc.
 * Written by $Authors_name <$Authors_email>
 * All Rights Reserved
 *
 * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 * version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
 * Lesser General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA
 *
 */

Foreign Software

If we extend/enhance or contribute back to existing Free Software programs, we have to (and will) comply with existing licenses. This means that all our code will be

  1. copyright by FIC
  2. licensed under the exact same terms of the original program