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Updated phpVMS License

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After thinking about it for some time, I have decided to change the license for phpVMS to the much simpler BSD 3-clause license. Development has pretty much stopped as my work schedule gives me almost no time for side-projects, so hopefully this fosters more forks and development, which I will be happy to merge back into the mainline branch(es).

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Are you able to outline the basic differences, or what the change means for use/development?

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Are you able to outline the basic differences, or what the change means for use/development?

The entire licence is barely anything:

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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 HOLDER 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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The entire licence is barely anything:

Okay, so my understanding of what I read is providing you include a copyright notice and don't promote what you're doing with Nabeel's name or the names of other contributors, you can do whatever you like?

There's no mention over the use of "phpVMS" - can it therefore be used however we like without written permission etc?

Just wanting to get some clarification :)

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Okay, so my understanding of what I read is providing you include a copyright notice and don't promote what you're doing with Nabeel's name or the names of other contributors, you can do whatever you like?

There's no mention over the use of "phpVMS" - can it therefore be used however we like without written permission etc?

Just wanting to get some clarification :)

That was my general understanding.

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Hi Nabeel,

Great news. This surely simplifies things when (re)developing and updating services and sites.

Thank you.

Regards,

Kasper

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