ALES Public License (APL)

Version 1.00, Copyright (C) 2005 ALES a.s., Slovakia.

Everyone is permitted to copy and redistribute this license agreement.

This license is provided in the hope to encourage companies producing proprietary software to produce open-source software as well.

This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the original copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the ALES Public License version 1.0. Such software will be herein referred as to Software. The commercial company that produced the original version of the Software will be referred to as Company, and everyone else will be referred to as You.

ALES a.s. has an exclusive right to write and publish higher versions of this document. No one is allowed to make modifications to this license.

Granted Rights

1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights specified further in this document, providing that you understand and comply with all terms of this license agreement. The Company is granted exclusive rights specified later in the license. By distributing the Software, linking this Software with other software or works, modifying the Software, or just using it, you implicitly agree with all terms of this license agreement.

2. You may copy and redistribute the Software only if you provide it as a package containing every part of the original distribution, including, but not limited to, copyright and trademark notices, disclaimers, and this license, as originally released by the Company.

3. You are allowed to make modifications to the software and distribute the modified version providing that you clearly mark yourchanges in the appropriate parts of the source code and text data files, and that you add your name, date, and a brief description of the changes to the top of each modified file. The following restrictions apply to the modifications:

a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyrights, trademark notices, disclaimers, and this license.

b. If redistributed, all modifications to the Software must be distributed under the terms of this license.

4. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software, or parts of the Software, to compile, link, or run other software only if that software complies with the terms of any license approved by the Open Source Initiative.

5. You may develop other software, libraries, or reusable components that use the Software, or parts of the Software, providing that they are subject to the following requirements:

a. The software, libraries, or reusable components that anyhow use the Software, or parts of the Software, must be distributed under the terms of one of the licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative.

b. The places where the Software (or its parts) is used have to be clearly marked.

6. The Software has to be distributed without any charge or for a price that is not bigger than the cost of physically distributing the entire Software. However, you may choose to provide an option of providing technical support for which you are allowed to charge a fee.

Exclusive Rights of the Company

1. The Company is granted an exclusive right to change the license of the original, unmodified Software. In no event shall the Company restrict distribution of the original Software, or its modified version, under this license agreement.

2. The Company is further granted the right to use any part of the original, unmodified Software for its own purposes, including, but not limited to, development of proprietary software. The Company is not allowed to use any modification to the Software done by someone not working for the Company unless it obtains a written permission from him or her.

Limitations of Liability

In no event shall the Company, the developers, or copyright holders of the Software be liable for any direct or indirect damages whatsoever.

No Warranty

The Software and this license are provided in the hope that they might be useful. However, they are provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, including, but not limited to, the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability.