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2European Union Public Licence
3V. 1.1
4EUPL © the European Community 2007
5This European Union Public Licence (the “EUPL”) applies to the Work or Software
6(as defined below) which is provided under the terms of this Licence. Any use of the
7Work, other than as authorised under this Licence is prohibited (to the extent such use
8is covered by a right of the copyright holder of the Work).
9The Original Work is provided under the terms of this Licence when the Licensor (as
10defined below) has placed the following notice immediately following the copyright
11notice for the Original Work:
12Licensed under the EUPL V.1.1
13or has expressed by any other mean his willingness to license under the EUPL.
141. Definitions
15In this Licence, the following terms have the following meaning:
16- The Licence: this Licence.
17- The Original Work or the Software: the software distributed and/or communicated
18by the Licensor under this Licence, available as Source Code and also as Executable
19Code as the case may be.
20- Derivative Works: the works or software that could be created by the Licensee,
21based upon the Original Work or modifications thereof. This Licence does not define
22the extent of modification or dependence on the Original Work required in order to
23classify a work as a Derivative Work; this extent is determined by copyright law
24applicable in the country mentioned in Article 15.
25- The Work: the Original Work and/or its Derivative Works.
26- The Source Code: the human-readable form of the Work which is the most
27convenient for people to study and modify.
28- The Executable Code: any code which has generally been compiled and which is
29meant to be interpreted by a computer as a program.
30- The Licensor: the natural or legal person that distributes and/or communicates the
31Work under the Licence.
32- Contributor(s): any natural or legal person who modifies the Work under the
33Licence, or otherwise contributes to the creation of a Derivative Work.
34- The Licensee or “You”: any natural or legal person who makes any usage of the
35Software under the terms of the Licence.
36- Distribution and/or Communication: any act of selling, giving, lending, renting,
37distributing, communicating, transmitting, or otherwise making available, on-line or
38off-line, copies of the Work or providing access to its essential functionalities at the
39disposal of any other natural or legal person.
402. Scope of the rights granted by the Licence
41The Licensor hereby grants You a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable
42licence to do the following, for the duration of copyright vested in the
43Original Work:
44- use the Work in any circumstance and for all usage,
45- reproduce the Work,
46- modify the Original Work, and make Derivative Works based upon the Work,
47- communicate to the public, including the right to make available or display the
48Work or copies thereof to the public and perform publicly, as the case may be,
49the Work,
50- distribute the Work or copies thereof,
51- lend and rent the Work or copies thereof,
52- sub-license rights in the Work or copies thereof.
53Those rights can be exercised on any media, supports and formats, whether now
54known or later invented, as far as the applicable law permits so.
55In the countries where moral rights apply, the Licensor waives his right to exercise his
56moral right to the extent allowed by law in order to make effective the licence of the
57economic rights here above listed.
58The Licensor grants to the Licensee royalty-free, non exclusive usage rights to any
59patents held by the Licensor, to the extent necessary to make use of the rights granted
60on the Work under this Licence.
613. Communication of the Source Code
62The Licensor may provide the Work either in its Source Code form, or as Executable
63Code. If the Work is provided as Executable Code, the Licensor provides in addition a
64machine-readable copy of the Source Code of the Work along with each copy of the
65Work that the Licensor distributes or indicates, in a notice following the copyright
66notice attached to the Work, a repository where the Source Code is easily and freely
67accessible for as long as the Licensor continues to distribute and/or communicate the
68Work.
694. Limitations on copyright
70Nothing in this Licence is intended to deprive the Licensee of the benefits from any
71exception or limitation to the exclusive rights of the rights owners in the Original
72Work or Software, of the exhaustion of those rights or of other applicable limitations
73thereto.
745. Obligations of the Licensee
75The grant of the rights mentioned above is subject to some restrictions and obligations
76imposed on the Licensee. Those obligations are the following:
77Attribution right: the Licensee shall keep intact all copyright, patent or trademarks
78notices and all notices that refer to the Licence and to the disclaimer of warranties.
79The Licensee must include a copy of such notices and a copy of the Licence with
80every copy of the Work he/she distributes and/or communicates. The Licensee must
81cause any Derivative Work to carry prominent notices stating that the Work has been
82modified and the date of modification.
83Copyleft clause: If the Licensee distributes and/or communicates copies of the
84Original Works or Derivative Works based upon the Original Work, this Distribution
85and/or Communication will be done under the terms of this Licence or of a later
86version of this Licence unless the Original Work is expressly distributed only under
87this version of the Licence. The Licensee (becoming Licensor) cannot offer or impose
88any additional terms or conditions on the Work or Derivative Work that alter or
89restrict the terms of the Licence.
90Compatibility clause: If the Licensee Distributes and/or Communicates Derivative
91Works or copies thereof based upon both the Original Work and another work
92licensed under a Compatible Licence, this Distribution and/or Communication can be
93done under the terms of this Compatible Licence. For the sake of this clause,
94“Compatible Licence” refers to the licences listed in the appendix attached to this
95Licence. Should the Licensee’s obligations under the Compatible Licence conflict
96with his/her obligations under this Licence, the obligations of the Compatible Licence
97shall prevail.
98Provision of Source Code: When distributing and/or communicating copies of the
99Work, the Licensee will provide a machine-readable copy of the Source Code or
100indicate a repository where this Source will be easily and freely available for as long
101as the Licensee continues to distribute and/or communicate the Work.
102Legal Protection: This Licence does not grant permission to use the trade names,
103trademarks, service marks, or names of the Licensor, except as required for
104reasonable and customary use in describing the origin of the Work and reproducing
105the content of the copyright notice.
1066. Chain of Authorship
107The original Licensor warrants that the copyright in the Original Work granted
108hereunder is owned by him/her or licensed to him/her and that he/she has the power
109and authority to grant the Licence.
110Each Contributor warrants that the copyright in the modifications he/she brings to the
111Work are owned by him/her or licensed to him/her and that he/she has the power and
112authority to grant the Licence.
113Each time You accept the Licence, the original Licensor and subsequent Contributors
114grant You a licence to their contributions to the Work, under the terms of this
115Licence.
1167. Disclaimer of Warranty
117The Work is a work in progress, which is continuously improved by numerous
118contributors. It is not a finished work and may therefore contain defects or “bugs”
119inherent to this type of software development.
120For the above reason, the Work is provided under the Licence on an “as is” basis and
121without warranties of any kind concerning the Work, including without limitation
122merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, absence of defects or errors,
123accuracy, non-infringement of intellectual property rights other than copyright as
124stated in Article 6 of this Licence.
125This disclaimer of warranty is an essential part of the Licence and a condition for the
126grant of any rights to the Work.
1278. Disclaimer of Liability
128Except in the cases of wilful misconduct or damages directly caused to natural
129persons, the Licensor will in no event be liable for any direct or indirect, material or
130moral, damages of any kind, arising out of the Licence or of the use of the Work,
131including without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer
132failure or malfunction, loss of data or any commercial damage, even if the Licensor
133has been advised of the possibility of such damage. However, the Licensor will be
134liable under statutory product liability laws as far such laws apply to the Work.
1359. Additional agreements
136While distributing the Original Work or Derivative Works, You may choose to
137conclude an additional agreement to offer, and charge a fee for, acceptance of support,
138warranty, indemnity, or other liability obligations and/or services consistent with this
139Licence. However, in accepting such obligations, You may act only on your own
140behalf and on your sole responsibility, not on behalf of the original Licensor or any
141other Contributor, and only if You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold each
142Contributor harmless for any liability incurred by, or claims asserted against such
143Contributor by the fact You have accepted any such warranty or additional liability.
14410. Acceptance of the Licence
145The provisions of this Licence can be accepted by clicking on an icon “I agree”
146placed under the bottom of a window displaying the text of this Licence or by
147affirming consent in any other similar way, in accordance with the rules of applicable
148law. Clicking on that icon indicates your clear and irrevocable acceptance of this
149Licence and all of its terms and conditions.
150Similarly, you irrevocably accept this Licence and all of its terms and conditions by
151exercising any rights granted to You by Article 2 of this Licence, such as the use of
152the Work, the creation by You of a Derivative Work or the Distribution and/or
153Communication by You of the Work or copies thereof.
15411. Information to the public
155In case of any Distribution and/or Communication of the Work by means of electronic
156communication by You (for example, by offering to download the Work from a
157remote location) the distribution channel or media (for example, a website) must at
158least provide to the public the information requested by the applicable law regarding
159the Licensor, the Licence and the way it may be accessible, concluded, stored and
160reproduced by the Licensee.
16112. Termination of the Licence
162The Licence and the rights granted hereunder will terminate automatically upon any
163breach by the Licensee of the terms of the Licence.
164Such a termination will not terminate the licences of any person who has received the
165Work from the Licensee under the Licence, provided such persons remain in full
166compliance with the Licence.
16713. Miscellaneous
168Without prejudice of Article 9 above, the Licence represents the complete agreement
169between the Parties as to the Work licensed hereunder.
170If any provision of the Licence is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, this
171will not affect the validity or enforceability of the Licence as a whole. Such provision
172will be construed and/or reformed so as necessary to make it valid and enforceable.
173The European Commission may publish other linguistic versions and/or new versions
174of this Licence, so far this is required and reasonable, without reducing the scope of
175the rights granted by the Licence. New versions of the Licence will be published with
176a unique version number.
177All linguistic versions of this Licence, approved by the European Commission, have
178identical value. Parties can take advantage of the linguistic version of their choice.
17914. Jurisdiction
180Any litigation resulting from the interpretation of this License, arising between the
181European Commission, as a Licensor, and any Licensee, will be subject to the
182jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, as laid down in
183article 238 of the Treaty establishing the European Community.
184Any litigation arising between Parties, other than the European Commission, and
185resulting from the interpretation of this License, will be subject to the exclusive
186jurisdiction of the competent court where the Licensor resides or conducts its primary
187business.
18815. Applicable Law
189This Licence shall be governed by the law of the European Union country where the
190Licensor resides or has his registered office.
191This licence shall be governed by the Belgian law if:
192- a litigation arises between the European Commission, as a Licensor, and any
193Licensee;
194- the Licensor, other than the European Commission, has no residence or
195registered office inside a European Union country.
196===
197Appendix
198“Compatible Licences” according to article 5 EUPL are:
199- GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) v. 2
200- Open Software License (OSL) v. 2.1, v. 3.0
201- Common Public License v. 1.0
202- Eclipse Public License v. 1.0
203- Cecill v. 2.0
204