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

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CSLA .NET License

 

LICENSE AND WARRANTY
Version 4.0.2

The CSLA .NET framework is Copyright 2012 by Marimer, LLC.

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.

In short, you can use CSLA .NET 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, the owner simply requires that you agree:

This Software License Agreement ("Agreement") is effective
upon your use of CSLA .NET ("Software").

1. Ownership.
The CSLA .NET framework is Copyright 2012 by Marimer, LLC,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA.

2. Copyright Notice.
You must not remove any copyright notices from the Software source code.

3. License.
The owner hereby grants a perpetual, non-exclusive, limited license to use
the Software as set forth in this Agreement.

4. Source Code Distribution.
If you distribute the Software in source code form you must do so only under
this License (i.e. you must include a complete copy of this License with
your distribution).

5. Binary or Object Distribution.
You may distribute the Software in binary or object form with no requirement
to display copyright notices to the end user. The binary or object form must
retain the copyright notices included in the Software source code.

6. Restrictions.
You may not sell the Software. If you create a software development framework
based on the Software as a derivative work, you may not sell that derivative
work. This does not restrict the use of the Software for creation of other
types of non-commercial or commercial applications or derivative works.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty.
The Software comes "as is", with no warranties. None whatsoever. This means
no express, implied, statutory or other warranty, including without
limitation, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, noninfringement, or the presence or absence of errors, whether or
not discoverable. You, and your distributees, use this Software at your own
risk. Also, you must pass this disclaimer on whenever you distribute
the Software.

8. Liability.
Neither Marimer, LLC nor any contributor to the Software will be liable
for any type of direct damages or for any of those types of damages known
as indirect, special, consequential, incidental, punitive or exemplary
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.

9. Patents.
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.

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

10. Termination.
Your rights under this License end automatically if you breach it in any way.

Marimer, LLC reserves the right to release the Software under different
license terms or to stop distributing the Software at any time. Such an
election will not serve to withdraw this Agreement, and this Agreement will
continue in full force and effect unless terminated as stated above.

11. Governing Law.
This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws
of the state of Minnesota, USA.

12. No Assignment.
Neither this Agreement nor any interest in this Agreement may be assigned
by Licensee without the prior express written approval of Developer.

13. Final Agreement.
This Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or
agreements on the subject matter hereof.  This Agreement may be modified
only by a further writing that is duly executed by both parties.

14. Severability.
If any term of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction
to be invalid or unenforceable, then this Agreement, including all of the
remaining terms, will remain in full force and effect as if such invalid
or unenforceable term had never been included.

15. Headings.
Headings used in this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall
not be used to construe meaning or intent.

 

(Updated 1/26/2012)