Eiffel Forum License

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Eiffel Forum License
Author NICE
Latest version 2
Publisher NICE
Published 2002
DFSG compatible Yes
FSF approved Yes
OSI approved Yes
GPL compatible Yes
Copyleft No
Linking from code with a different license Yes

The Eiffel Forum License (EFL) is a free software license written by NICE, the Non-Profit International Consortium for Eiffel. Version 2 of the license, the latest as of 2008, is the first version to be GPL compatible.[1] EFLv2 has been approved by the OSI,[2] and is approved as a free software license by the FSF.[1]

License text[edit]

Eiffel Forum License, version 2

1. Permission is hereby granted to use, copy, modify and/or
   distribute this package, provided that:
      * copyright notices are retained unchanged,
      * any distribution of this package, whether modified or not,
        includes this license text.
2. Permission is hereby also granted to distribute binary programs
   which depend on this package. If the binary program depends on a
   modified version of this package, you are encouraged to publicly
   release the modified version of this package.

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. 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 AUTHORS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS PACKAGE.

Example application[edit]

Since this is a published licence it may be referenced from a work using the following simple statement:[3]

Copyright 2008, Author Name, example.org
Licensed under the Eiffel Forum License 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Free Software Foundation - Licenses". Retrieved 2007-12-31. This is a free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL. 
  2. ^ "Licenses by Name". Retrieved 2007-12-31. The following licenses have been approved by the OSI via the License Review Process […] Eiffel Forum License V2.0 
  3. ^ Lawrence E. Rosen. "RE: Re: ?sthetic Permissive License - For Approval". Retrieved 2007-12-31. The McQuary limit has long ago been satisfied by the simple copyright and licensing notice: Copyright (C) <year> <author or owner> Licensed to the public under the XXXX license. ...where XXXX is the name of an OSI-approved or CC-approved license published on OSI's or CC's website. 

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