On October 23, 2014, I decided to abandon the (L)GPL licenses and adopt the MIT license for my programs, in order to avoid problems some people see with using software that is licensed under the LGPL in other software (even though the LGPL actually permits use in proprietary programs, while the GPL does not). I hope to remove these and related problems by switching to the MIT license.
The transition to the new license will be accomplished with new versions that get published. The following applies:
For any version published on or after October 23, 2014:
© 1996-2020 Christian Borgelt
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
For any version published before October 23, 2014:
© 1996-2014 Christian Borgelt
All programs are free software; you can redistribute them
and/or modify them under the terms of the
GNU General Public License or the
GNU Lesser (Library) General Public License
as published by the
Free Software Foundation.
Which license applies depends on the program.
Check the copyright notice (file
in the directory <prgname>
in the source package of the program to find out.
All programs are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License or the GNU Lesser (Library) General Public License for more details.