RRDtool FLOSS exception 2.0


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RRDtool FLOSS exception 2.0

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This exception is generally used with GPL-2.0


FLOSS License Exception

(Adapted from http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html)

I want specified Free/Libre and Open Source Software ("FLOSS") applications to be able to use specified GPL-licensed RRDtool libraries (the "Program") despite the fact that not all FLOSS licenses are compatible with version 2 of the GNU General Public License (the "GPL").

As a special exception to the terms and conditions of version 2.0 of the GPL:

You are free to distribute a Derivative Work that is formed entirely from the Program and one or more works (each, a "FLOSS Work") licensed under one or more of the licenses listed below, as long as:

If the above conditions are not met, then the Program may only be copied, modified, distributed or used under the terms and conditions of the GPL.

FLOSS License List

License name Version(s)/Copyright Date
Academic Free License 2.0
Apache Software License 1.0/1.1/2.0
Apple Public Source License 2.0
Artistic license From Perl 5.8.0
BSD license "July 22 1999"
Common Public License 1.0
GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL) 2.0/2.1
IBM Public License, Version 1.0
Jabber Open Source License 1.0
MIT License (As listed in file MIT-License.txt) -
Mozilla Public License (MPL) 1.0/1.1
Open Software License 2.0
OpenSSL license (with original SSLeay license) "2003" ("1998")
PHP License 3.01
Python license (CNRI Python License) -
Python Software Foundation License 2.1.1
Sleepycat License "1999"
W3C License "2001"
X11 License "2001"
Zlib/libpng License -
Zope Public License 2.0/2.1