SquirrelJME is copyright:
- Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Stephanie Gawroriski firstname.lastname@example.org
- Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Multi-Phasic Applications
SquirrelJME has two primary types of files, source code and non-source code.
All source-code is under the GNU General Public License Version 3 or Later.
All non-source code, except for the mascot, is under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0
The mascot is under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 With Additional Restrictions:
- The usage of the mascot should be used when it pertains to the official SquirrelJME and any derived sub-projects with a set of patches.
- That you specify that by using the mascot, the developers of SquirrelJME do not necessarily endorse your own derivation. This can be thought up of a "Powered by SquirrelJME".
- It is acceptable to use the mascot for programs in a way that software "Runs on SquirrelJME".
- That the SquirrelJME mascot is trademarked by Stephanie Gawroriski and Multi-Phasic Applications.
- The high-resolution mascot was drawn by: "Puppenstein" http://www.furaffinity.net/user/puppenstein/
- The low resolution mascot (below 128x128) was drawn by Stephanie Gawroriski using the high-resolution mascot as a base.
Contributors must agree to the contributor license before their code may be accepted.
Additionally, if the GNU GPLv3 and CC-BY-SA 4.0 are not desirable a proprietary license may be purchased for a negotiable fee.
Note that there is no linking exception to the GNU GPLv3, this is because:
- SquirrelJME is intended to be installed on a device.
- Although SquirrelJME is a run-time, any code running on it is dynamically
linked at run-time.
- As long as a linked program (in this case a snapshot of the system memory) is not distributed, the GPL permits local modifications (such as linking).
- SquirrelJME will parse the GPLv3-incompatible JARs to produce native code.
- The compiler of the license does not infect the program being compiled.
- Each JAR that is natively compiled is standalone and includes no other code
except the code that originates from that JAR.
- If a 3rd party compiler is used, then this statement might not apply.
- Cached binaries are not intended to be distributed, if a JAR has been
modified then SquirrelJME will automatically recompile the given binary.
- This allows the cached binary format to be modified freely without causing compatibility issues. This is easier for development and makes it so that design flaws can be fixed and not plague the project for decades.
- If supporting CPU features are detected they may be used.
- SquirrelJME does not use JNI, so there will never be a means for native code to be prelinked into a binary and distributed.
- However, SquirrelJME may include JARs built-in to the binary. To promote open source software, these JARs would have to be GPLv3 compatible. If it is desired to include a JAR built-in where it is not GPLv3 compatible then a proprietary license may be purchased.
If SquirrelJME is distributed within a distribution then it is highly recommended that the source code is distributed alongside the binary. If this software is placed on very limited embedded devices then a CD should also be included containing the source code or the entire repository (CDs are really cheap to produce).
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One can read https://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/selling-exceptions, which is something that I agree with since it does not harm the main program. Any profits made from licenses may be used to purchase hardware and to keep the primary developers alive.
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