The MirOS Licence

/*-
 * Copyright © year, year, year, …
 *      First M. Last <user@host.domain>
 *
 * Provided that these terms and disclaimer and all copyright notices
 * are retained or reproduced in an accompanying document, permission
 * is granted to deal in this work without restriction, including un‐
 * limited rights to use, publicly perform, distribute, sell, modify,
 * merge, give away, or sublicence.
 *
 * This work is provided “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY of any kind, to
 * the utmost extent permitted by applicable law, neither express nor
 * implied; without malicious intent or gross negligence. In no event
 * may a licensor, author or contributor be held liable for indirect,
 * direct, other damage, loss, or other issues arising in any way out
 * of dealing in the work, even if advised of the possibility of such
 * damage or existence of a defect, except proven that it results out
 * of said person’s immediate fault when using the work as intended.
 */

INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply the template⁽¹⁾ specify the years of copyright (separated by
comma, not as a range), the legal names of the copyright holders, and
the real names of the authors if different. Avoid adding text.

RATIONALE:
This licence is apt for any kind of work (such as source code, fonts,
documentation, graphics, sound etc.) and the preferred terms for work
added to MirBSD. It has been drafted as universally usable equivalent
of the “historic permission notice”⁽²⁾ adapted to Europen law because
in some (droit d’auteur) countries authors cannot disclaim all liabi‐
lities. Compliance to DFSG⁽³⁾ 1.1 is ensured, and GPLv2 compatibility
is asserted unless advertising clauses are used. The MirOS Licence is
certified to conform to OKD⁽⁴⁾ 1.0 and OSD⁽⁵⁾ 1.9, and qualifies as a
Free Software⁽⁶⁾ and also Free Documentation⁽⁷⁾ licence and is inclu‐
ded in some relevant lists⁽⁸⁾⁽⁹⁾⁽¹⁰⁾⁽¹¹⁾.

We believe you are not liable for work inserted which is intellectual
property of third parties, if you were not aware of the fact, act ap‐
propriately as soon as you become aware of that problem, seek an ami‐
cable solution for all parties, and never knowingly distribute a work
without being authorised to do so by its licensors.

REFERENCES:
  1. also at https://www.mirbsd.org/MirOS-Licence (and with .htm appended);
    ASCII version (instead of UTF-8) at http://mirbsd.de/MirOS-Licence.asc
  2. http://www.opensource.org/licenses/historical.php
  3. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
  4. http://www.opendefinition.org/1.0
  5. http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd
  6. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
  7. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-doc.html
  8. http://www.ifross.de/ifross_html/lizenzcenter.html
  9. http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses
  10. http://opensource.org/licenses/miros.html
  11. http://copyfree.org/licenses/
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