Python Software Foundation License Version 2 Revised
This is the current draft revision 0.1 of the Revised Python Software Foundation License Version 2, after incorporating feedback from some lawyers. It may be used as the basis for Version 3 in the future (PythonSoftwareFoundationLicenseV2Easy is the official Version 2 PSF License):
PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION LICENSE VERSION 2 -------------------------------------------- 0. This Python Software Foundation License (the "License") applies to any original work of authorship (the "Software") whose owner (the "Licensor") has placed the following notice immediately following the copyright notice for the Software: "Licensed under the Python Software Foundation License Version 2" 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Licensor, and the Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing or otherwise using the Software in source or binary form and its associated documentation. 2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, Licensor hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly, prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use the Software alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that Licensor's License Agreement and Licensor's notice of copyright are retained in the Software alone or in any derivative version prepared by Licensee. 3. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on or incorporates the Software or any part thereof, and wants to make the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of the changes made to the Software. 4. Licensor is making the Software available to Licensee on an "AS IS" basis. Licensor MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE, TO Licensee OR TO ANY OTHER USERS OF THE SOFTWARE. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, Licensor MAKES NO AND DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. 5.Licensor SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO Licensee OR ANY OTHER USERS OF THE SOFTWARE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. 6. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material breach of its terms and conditions. 7. Nothing in this License Agreement shall be deemed to create any relationship of agency, partnership, or joint venture between Licensor and Licensee. This License Agreement does not grant permission to use Licensor trademarks or trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or services of Licensee, or any third party. 8. By accessing, copying, installing or otherwise using the Software, Licensee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
Notable changes from v 2.0:
+ Added clause 0
+ Made it more generic, hopefully to avoid the "we can't take submissions with our own license" problem.
+ Made explicit that some limits/etc applied to third parties.