Author: FRIGN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 17:55:34 +0200
Simplify LICENSE wording
Now, before you call your lawyers, here is some explanation:
The MIT/X Consortium-License and ISC-License are equivalent
according to the Berne-convention. This means that a court
of law presented with either licenses will act the same.
The advantage of the ISC license is that it has a simpler wording
and is recommended by the OpenBSD-project for new projects.
And as we at suckless.org love removing cruft, this also includes
removing legal cruft wording that is not needed any more.
|M||LICENSE|| | ||28||+++++++++++-----------------|
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
diff --git a/LICENSE b/LICENSE
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-MIT/X Consortium License
(c) 2012-2016 Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <email@example.com>
@@ -14,20 +14,14 @@ MIT/X Consortium License
(c) 2016 Lucas Gabriel Vuotto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(c) 2016 Raymond Nicholson <email@example.com>
-Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
-copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
-to deal in 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:
+Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any
+purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
+copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
-The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
-all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
-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 AUTHORS 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 IN THE SOFTWARE.
+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
+WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
+MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR
+ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
+WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
+ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
+OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.