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The BSD License

The following is a BSD license template. To generate your own license,change the values of OWNER, ORGANIZATION and YEAR from their originalvalues as given here, and substitute your own.

Note: The advertising clause in the license appearing on BSD Unixfiles was officially rescinded by the Director of the Office of Technology Licensing ofthe University of California on July 22 1999. He states that clause 3 is"hereby deleted in its entirety."

Note the new BSD license is thus equivalent to the MIT License, except for the no-endorsementfinal clause.

OWNER = Regents of the University of California
ORGANIZATION = University of California, Berkeley
YEAR = 1998

In the original BSD license, both occurrences of the phrase"COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS" in the disclaimer read "REGENTSAND CONTRIBUTORS".

Here is the license template:

Copyright (c) YEAR, OWNER
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or withoutmodification, are permitted provided that the following conditionsare met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyrightnotice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyrightnotice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in thedocumentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of the ORGANIZATION nor the names of its contributorsmay be used to endorse or promote products derived from this softwarewithout specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOTLIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FORA PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER ORCONTRIBUTORS 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, ORPROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OFLIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDINGNEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THISSOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.