Sunday, April 25, 2010

Proposed license boilerplate

Given below is the boilerplate license notice that will be add to SimpleDBM source files from version 2 onwards. This is based upon the boilerplate used by Note that I decided to add LGPL to the mix as well, so that SimpleDBM V2 will be triple licensed. Hopefully that will ensure compatibility with the vast majority of Open Source licenses.

 * Contributor(s):
 * The Original Software is SimpleDBM (
 * The Initial Developer of the Original Software is Dibyendu Majumdar.
 * Portions Copyright 2005-2010 Dibyendu Majumdar. All Rights Reserved.
 * The contents of this file are subject to the terms of the
 * Apache License Version 2 (the "APL"). You may not use this
 * file except in compliance with the License. A copy of the
 * APL may be obtained from:
 * Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of
 * either the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"), or
 * the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"),
 * in which case the provisions of the GPL or the LGPL are applicable instead
 * of those above. If you wish to allow use of your version of this file only
 * under the terms of either the GPL or the LGPL, and not to allow others to
 * use your version of this file under the terms of the APL, indicate your
 * decision by deleting the provisions above and replace them with the notice
 * and other provisions required by the GPL or the LGPL. If you do not delete
 * the provisions above, a recipient may use your version of this file under
 * the terms of any one of the APL, the GPL or the LGPL.
 * Copies of GPL and LGPL may be obtained from:

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