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proton:license [2011/07/06 08:50]
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 +=== The License ===
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 The Proton SDK License (based on the XFree86 1.1 license) The Proton SDK License (based on the XFree86 1.1 license)
  
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 Some of the libraries Proton may link to may have additional requirements or restrictions. ​ The Proton SDK license only applies to the Proton SDK source code itself; each of the dependency libraries used in your project includes a license as well, which must be followed. Some of the libraries Proton may link to may have additional requirements or restrictions. ​ The Proton SDK license only applies to the Proton SDK source code itself; each of the dependency libraries used in your project includes a license as well, which must be followed.
  
 +=== Attribution a problem? ​ Don't despair ===
 +
 +If you absolutely can't include the one line attribution text somewhere in your about or credits, you can license a "no attribution"​ version of Proton for a fee.  Contact <​seth@rtsoft.com>​ for more information.
 +
 +=== Why that bsd license and not GPL or zlib? ===
 +
 +Here is the reasoning:
  
 +  * A GPL/LGPL license removes the ability to protect and hide your private code and introduces various licensing limitations concerning proprietary code that are not helpful especially on mobile platforms
 +  *   If Proton was zlib free, someone would eventually GPL a branch and start adding features to it, which could not be shared with the main distribution which has a much more open license. ​ (This happened with my zlib licensed game Dink Smallwood -  I was unable to use community improvements from a GPLed version when doing the mobile port, for instance)
 +  *  The no attribution license for a fee option allows someone to use Proton in a place where attribution is impossible/​undesirable
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