WVU Open Source License

Below is the text for the license slate v0.5.0 is released under. It is based on the Illinois Open Source License and was developed and approved by the WVU Research Corp.. It’s in the same vein as the MIT license that most Rails folks are used to.

If you’re a developer at WVU and you’d like to use this license you need to contact the WVU Research Corp. and not just copy what you see here. They need to review your product first, give you a written letter of authorization, and you need to be in a position to supply statistics of usage.

Not trying to scare anyone at WVU with the above. We can give you a contact if you need it.

Open Source License
West Virginia University
Copyright © 2008, West Virginia University Research Corporation. All rights reserved.
Developed by:
West Virginia University Web Services
West Virginia University
http://www.wvu.edu/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (?Software?), to deal with the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers.
  • 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 distribution.
  • Neither the names of West Virginia University or West Virginia University Research Corporation, nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this Software without specific prior written permission.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CONTRIBUTORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS WITH THE SOFTWARE.