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Aciqra License
The Caglow Project
January 1, 2011 (1.0)


The Aciqra License is a strong copyleft license. Instead of using 
copyright to restrict the freedoms of users, it aims to protect 
them by making restrictions that forbid others to retract these 
freedoms. In addition, to protect authors and copyright holders, 
this agreement ensures that they are not liable for any damages 
arising from the licensed work. This specific license is the 
primary one in use by the Caglow project.

Anyone may copy and/or distribute verbatim copies of this 
document, but modifications are forbidden except as agreed to by 
all copyright holders. The terms of this agreement follows this 

1 Definitions

 this agreement: refers to this document, the Aciqra License 1.0

 covered work: work covered by this agreement

 author: a contributor to the covered work

 copyright holder: one who holds copyright ownership to part or 
  all of a covered work

 licensee: anyone licensed to a covered work under this 

 distribution: the act of transferring a copy of a covered work 
  beyond the scope of the copyright holder(s)

Each of the above may appear in various forms within this 
agreement but are defined as the same.

2 Coverage

Coverage of this agreement extends to all covered works which are 
as follows.

 original work: works whose license is defined as this agreement

 verbatim copies: untouched duplicates of the original work

 derived works: all works derived from the original work

 supported works: all works created through the use of, or 
  relying on another covered work in any way

 source copies: works in the format in which is was created 
  and/or is most easily modified in

3 Usage

Use of a covered work is limited in that it may not be used to 
create, support, be incorporated into or be used by supported 
works which do not exclusively abide by the terms of this 

4 Verbatim Copies

The licensee is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies, 
with or without a fee, on or with any medium provided that a copy 
this agreement, or, alternatively, another which includes all 
freedoms and requirements from this agreement, be distributed 
alongside and must remain the active license. In doing so, the 
origin of the work MUST NOT be misrepresented including doing so 
by omission.

5 Modifications

The licensee may modify or incorporate all or parts of the 
original work into a derived work under the conditions above 
therefore becoming an author and a copyright holder. In addition, 
it must clearly be marked as such neither being misrepresented as 
AN original work nor claim it to be THE original work. A source 
copy must also be made available with or alongside the derived 
work should the derived work not be distributed as such by 
default. However, the copyright holder has the option to withhold 
a derived work entirely and therefore, withhold the source copy 
as well.

6 Redistribution

Each and every time the distribution of a covered work takes 
place, the recipient of the covered work is automatically granted 
these freedoms under these terms. Enforcement of these terms is 
encouraged, but not required by any copyright holders.

7 Liability

Neither the copyright holder nor the author shall be liable for 
cases of damage resulting directly or indirectly from the 
existence of the covered work. This includes, but is not limited 
to, property damage, mental harm in addition to injury and/or 
death. All covered works are provided on an as-is basis and comes 
with ABSOLTUELY NO WARRANTY. Therefore, it is the responsibility 
of the licensee to validate and confirm the usability of covered 

8 Acceptance

The licensee automatically accepts the terms set by this 
agreement upon use, copy, modification and/or redistribution of a 
copy of a covered work.

9 Miscellaneous

Neither the name of the author, copyright holder nor that of the 
covered work may be used to endorse any product or service 
without explicit permission.

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