THE Q PUBLIC LICENSE
Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Trolltech AS, Norway.
Everyone is permitted to copy and
distribute this license document.
The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change the
software regulated by this license under the open source model.
This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the
copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of
the Q Public License version 1.0. Such software is herein referred to as
the Software. This license covers modification and distribution of the
Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software,
and development of free software which uses the Software.
1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license
provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this
license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software
items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of
2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided
that the entire package, including - but not restricted to - copyright,
trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the initial developer
of the Software, is distributed.
3. You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your
modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as
patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:
a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in
b. When modifications to the Software are released under this
license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the
initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification
in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain
available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of
the initial developer.
4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software, provided
that you meet these restrictions:
a. You must include this license document in the distribution.
b. You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable forms
are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source code
to the distributed Software, including all modifications, without
any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place prominent
notices in the distribution explaining this.
c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the
machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this
5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you
or by others.
6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
software items that link with the original or modified versions of the
Software. These items, when distributed, are subject to the following
a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of
these items are also able to receive and use the complete
machine-readable source code to the items without any charge
beyond the costs of data transfer.
b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use
and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in
both machine-executable and source code forms. The recipients must
be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be
able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.
c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the
initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items,
then you must supply one.
Limitations of Liability
In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be liable
for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to - lost
revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or
consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility
of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides
The Software and this license document are provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.