Rockford Lhotka
    CTO at Magenic
    Author, speaker, software architect
    Creator of the CSLA .NET framework

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The CSLA .NET framework is part of the 'Expert One-on-One Visual Basic .NET Business Objects' and 'Expert C# Business Objects' books, which are copyrighted works. As such the code is covered under the copyright of the books.

You can use this Software for any noncommercial purpose, including distributing derivative works. You can use this Software for any commercial purpose other than you may not use it in whole or in part to create a commercial framework product.

You can use it and modify it to create other commercial or business software, you just can't take the framework itself, modify it and sell it as a product.

In return, we simply require that you agree:

1. Not to remove any copyright notices from the Software.

2. That if you distribute the Software in source code form you do so only under this License (i.e. you must include a complete copy of this License with your distribution), and if you distribute the Software solely in object form you only do so under a license that complies with this License.

3. That the Software comes "as is", with no warranties. None whatsoever. This means no express, implied or statutory warranty, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty of noninfringement. Also, you must pass this disclaimer on whenever you distribute the Software.

4. That neither Rockford Lhotka nor any contributor to the Software will be liable for any of those types of damages known as indirect, special, consequential, or incidental related to the Software or this License, to the maximum extent the law permits, no matter what legal theory it’s based on. Also, you must pass this limitation of liability on whenever you distribute the Software.

5. That if you sue anyone over patents that you think may apply to the Software for a person's use of the Software, your license to the Software ends automatically.

6. That the patent rights, if any, licensed hereunder only apply to the Software, not to any derivative works you make.

7. That your rights under this License end automatically if you breach it in any way.


(Updated 4/30/2003)