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JohnFound 13 Sep 2003, 16:15
This is first draft for license for Fresh. It's a little modified
version of "Artistic license"
Any opinion is highly welcomed:

The Fresh Artistic License


The intent  of  this document is to  state the conditions under which a
Package may be  copied,  such that the  Copyright Holder maintains some
semblance of  artistic control  over the  development  of  the package,
while giving  the users  of the package the right to use and distribute
the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to make
reasonable modifications.


    * "Package" refers  to  the  collection of files distributed by the
      Copyright Holder,  and derivatives  of that  collection  of files
      created through textual modification.
    * "Standard Version"  refers  to  such a Package if it has not been
      modified,  or has  been modified in accordance with the wishes of
      the Copyright Holder.
    * "Copyright Holder"  is  whoever  is  named  in  the  copyright or
      copyrights for the package.
    * "You"  is  you,  if you're thinking about copying or distributing
      this Package.
    * "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis
      of media cost,  duplication charges, time of people involved, and
      so on. (You  will  not be required to justify it to the Copyright
      Holder, but  only to the computing community at large as a market
      that must bear the fee.)
    * "Freely Available"  means  that  no  fee  is charged for the item
      itself,  though  there may be fees involved in handling the item.
      It  also  means  that recipients of the  item may redistribute it
      under the same conditions they received it.

    FASM compiler itself,  which  is  integral  part of this package is 
    distributed under  different  license.  All  source  files  of FASM 
    compiler are separated in "source\fasm\" directory. Please read and 
    apply "source\fasm\license.txt" for FASM license.

1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
   Standard Version  of this Package without restriction, provided that
   you duplicate all  of the  original copyright notices and associated

2. You may apply bug fixes,  portability  fixes and other modifications
   derived  from  the  Public Domain  or  from  the  Copyright  Holder.
   A  Package  modified  in  such  a way shall  still be considered the
   Standard Version.

3. You  may  otherwise  modify  your  copy  of this Package in any way,
   provided  that you  insert  a prominent notice  in each changed file
   stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
   at least ONE of the following:

    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or  otherwise make
       them Freely Available, such as by posting said  modifications to
       Usenet or an equivalent medium, or placing the  modifications on
       a major  archive site  such as  ftp.uu.net,  or by  allowing the
       Copyright Holder  to include  your modifications in the Standard
       Version of the Package.

    b) use   the  modified  Package  only  within  your  corporation or

    c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
       with  standard  executables,  which  must  also be provided, and
       provide a separate manual page for each  non-standard executable
       that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

4. You may  distribute  the programs  of this Package in object code or
   executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:

    a) distribute  a  Standard  Version  of the executables and library
       files,  together  with  instructions  ( in  the  manual  page or
       equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.

    b) accompany  the  distribution with the machine-readable source of
       the Package with your modifications.

    c) accompany any non-standard executables with their  corresponding
       Standard    Version   executables,   giving   the   non-standard
       executables  non-standard  names,  and  clearly  documenting the
       differences  in  manual  pages  (or equivalent),  together  with
       instructions on where to get the Standard Version.

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
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   Package. You may not charge a fee for this  Package itself. However,
   you may  distribute  this  Package in aggregate with other (possibly
   commercial)  programs  as  part  of  a  larger (possibly commercial)
   software  distribution  provided  that  you  do  not  advertise this
   Package as a product of your own.

6. The executable and library files supplied as input to or produced as
   output from the  programs  of this Package do not automatically fall
   under  the  copyright  of  this  Package,  but  belong  to  whomever
   generated  them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated
   with this Package.

7. You may not use this package,  nor files created as output from this
   package,  nor  products  derived  from  this  package for producing,
   distrubuting  or  in  any   way   contribute   to  the  creation  or
   distribution of "unwanted advertisement" (known as SPAM).

8. The name  of  the  Copyright  Holder  may  not be used to endorse or
   promote  products  derived from this software without specific prior
   written permission.


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scientica 13 Sep 2003, 16:49
Looks really nice to me Very Happy

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