8/05/2009

08-05-09 - Relacy License Notes

The lock-free code I posted with Relacy has a clarification to the license agreement added. If you have downloaded this please read and make sure you are in compliance. I've copied the added text here :

ADDENDUM ON RELACY LICENSE : (revised 9-14-09)

Relacy is now released under the BSD license :


    1 /*  Relacy Race Detector
    2  *  Copyright (c) 2009, Dmitry S. Vyukov
    3  *  All rights reserved.
    4  *  Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
    5  *  are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
    6  *    - Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
    7  *      this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    8  *    - Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions
    9  *      and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
   10  *    - The name of the owner may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
   11  *      without specific prior written permission.
   12  *  THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OWNER "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
   13  *  THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
   14  *  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OWNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY,
   15  *  OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
   16  *  DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
   17  *  STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE,
   18  *  EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
   19  */

My work with Relacy is 100% free for any use. However, the original Relacy license still applies to all work product made with Relacy, such as my code above.

The version of Relacy that I built my code with was released under a previous less clear and restrictive license. Dmitry says the new BSD license applies.

2 comments:

nothings said...

Relacy itself is under LGPL. Any code that you write which directly uses Relacy must be open sourced. This means your threading test harness and the actual lock free algorithms.

The LGPL means any code you write which directly uses the code covered by the LGPL (by directly I mean not through a DLL) and which you release as a binary must be made available under the LGPL to whomever you gave the binary. If you never publish a binary of the code that uses the LGPL code, you're under no obligation to release the source to it.

cbloom said...

Yeah it's not gonna be exactly LGPL. Stupid licenses. It's so hard
to just put a reasonable simple license on things.

old rants