Disclaimers and Open Source Boilerplate

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Disclaimers and Open Source Boilerplate

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 13 Feb 2020, 21:20

Disclaimers and Open Source Boilerplate

When any open source code is used as part of PlayDiplomacy, licensing information and applicable disclaimers will be posted in this thread.

Code from phpDiplomacy

Way, way back when PlayDiplomacy was initially launched, some of the site's code was based on phpDiplomacy, an open source application that was later transformed into webDiplomacy.

The phpDiplomacy code was published under a version of the FreeBSD open source license, which essentially permits anyone to copy and alter that code with almost no strings attached. The only requirement is that the license itself and the copyright notice be published somewhere alongside the software and provided to anyone who receives the software.

It's not entirely clear whether we have to post the following notice any more, as all of the user-facing code has been rewritten. The old BSD licenses are not particularly clear when it comes to the responsibilities of website applications either. However, I'm doing so for good measure because it costs us nothing to give credit where credit is due.

The following copyright notice and disclaimer apply solely to the parts of the code that originally came from phpDiplomacy. This license does not require us to publish that code or make any modifications open source as well.

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Copyright (c) 2004-2007, Kestas J. Kuliukas <kestas.j.k@gmail.com>
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in any form, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following
conditions are met:
Redistributions must retain the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
Neither the name of phpDiplomacy nor the names of its
developers may be used to endorse or promote products
derived from this software without specific prior written
permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER AND
CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR
CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGE.
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