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Softpanorama Content License

Version 1.2, September 17, 2011.

This document outlines the principles underlying the Softpanorama content and may be redistributed provided it remains unaltered. For legal purposes, this document is the license under which the content of Softpanorama site is made available for use.


  1. Terms and Conditions for mirrowing of the site are outside the scope of this license and requre explicit permission and commitment to regular updates.
  2. You may copy and distribute exact replicas of the Softpanorama pages on the web or other medium, provided that you conspicuously and appropriately reference on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty. You may not charge a fee for the content itself directly, or indirectly via advertising banners or for the sole service of providing access to and/or use of the pages on subscription of other basis.

    Note: The Softpanorama site was created for educational purposes only and can contain material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of open source and software development as well as related social justice issues. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

  3. Your modifications of the copies should be governed by fair use doctrine and you should respect the right of the authors included in the collections which constitute Softpanorama content(SC). For content belonging to Softpanorama the following conditions are applicable:
  4. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to copy, distribute or modify the content of Softpanorama. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by distributing or translating the SC, or by deriving works herefrom, you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or translating the Softpanorama content (SC).

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