The MBCSL applies to the software's source and object code and comes with any rights that I have in it (other than trademarks).
You agree to the MBCSL by copying, distributing, or making a derivative work of the software.
You get the royalty free right to:
- Use the software for non-commercial purposes;
- Make derivative works of it for non-commercial (this is called a "Derived Work");
- Copy and distribute it and any Derived Work for non-commercial purposes.
If you distribute the software or a Derived Work, you are required to give it back to the community by:
- Attend and observe the included Microchip License Agreement (see Microchip for details);
- Prominently noting the date of any changes you make;
- Leaving other people's copyright notices, warranty disclaimers, and license terms in place;
- Providing the source code, build scripts, installation scripts, and interface definitions in a form that is easy to get and best to modify;
- Licensing it to everyone under MBCSL without adding further restrictions to the rights provided;
- Conspicuously announcing that it is available under that license.
There are some things that you must shoulder:
- You get NO WARRANTIES. None of any kind;
- If the software damages you in any way, you may only recover direct damages up to the amount you paid for it (that is zero if you did not pay anything). You may not recover any other damages, including those called "consequential damages." (The state or country where you live may not allow you to limit your liability in this way, so this may not apply to you);
The MBCSL continues perpetually, except that your license rights end automatically if:
- You do not abide by the "give back to the community" terms (your licensees get to keep their rights if they abide);
- Anyone prevents you from distributing the software under the terms of the MBCSL.
MoBaCon can offer special licenses especially for commercial purpose with less limitations (BSD or MPL). Please contact me: schlender (at) mobacon (dot) de.