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Comment:Updates to the copyright.html page to address concerns some users have SQLite have about copyright issues. A links to the wikipedia article on public domain and a public domain icon. (CVS 3679)
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User & Date: drh 2007-03-10 13:47:01
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2007-03-10
18:30
Fix typos in the copyright.html webpage. Ticket #2267 (CVS 3680) check-in: 74a4bfce user: drh tags: trunk
13:47
Updates to the copyright.html page to address concerns some users have SQLite have about copyright issues. A links to the wikipedia article on public domain and a public domain icon. (CVS 3679) check-in: 6ce39f30 user: drh tags: trunk
2007-03-09
14:43
Remove extra heading accidentally added to lang.tcl by (3677). (CVS 3678) check-in: 570533c1 user: danielk1977 tags: trunk
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<td valign="bottom">
<ul>
<li><a href="download.html">download</a></li>
<li><a href="faq.html">faq</a></li>
<li><a href="index.html">home</a></li>
<li><a href="support.html">mailing&nbsp;list</a></li>
<li><a href="index.html">news</a></li>
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<ul>
<li><a href="download.html">download</a></li>
<li><a href="faq.html">faq</a></li>
<li><a href="index.html">home</a></li>
<li><a href="copyright.html">license</a></li>
<li><a href="index.html">news</a></li>
</ul>
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set rcsid {$Id: copyright.tcl,v 1.2 2006/05/03 23:39:37 drh Exp $}
source common.tcl
header {SQLite Copyright}
puts {
<h2>SQLite Copyright</h2>









<p>
The original author of SQLite has dedicated the code to the public domain.








Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute
the original SQLite code, either in source code form or as a compiled binary,
for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.
</p>








































<h2>Contributed Code</h2>

<p>
In order to keep SQLite complete free and unencumbered by copyright,
other contributors to the SQLite code base are asked to likewise dedicate
their contributions to the public domain.
If you want to send a patch or enhancement for possible inclusion in the
SQLite source tree, please accompany the patch with the following statement:
</p>

<blockquote><i>
The author or authors of this code dedicate any and all copyright interest
................................................................................
in this code to the public domain.  We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors.
We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in
perpetuity of all present and future rights this code under copyright law.
</i></blockquote>

<p>
Regrettably, as of 2003 October 20,
we will no longer be able to accept patches or changes to 
SQLite that are not accompanied by a statement such as the above.
In addition, if you make
changes or enhancements as an employee, then a simple statement such as the
above is insufficient.  You must also send by surface mail a copyright release
signed by a company officer.
A signed original of the copyright release should be mailed to:</p>

................................................................................
USA
</blockquote>

<p>
A template copyright release is available
in <a href="copyright-release.pdf">PDF</a> or
<a href="copyright-release.html">HTML</a>.
You can use this release to make future changes.  If you have contributed
changes or enhancements to SQLite in the past, and have not already done
so, you are invited to complete and sign a copy of the template and mail
it to the address above.
</p>
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set rcsid {$Id: copyright.tcl,v 1.3 2007/03/10 13:47:01 drh Exp $}
source common.tcl
header {SQLite Copyright}
puts {
<h2>SQLite Copyright</h2>

<table align="right" vspace="0" hspace="10" border="1" cellpadding="20">
<tr><td align="center">
<img src="nocopy.gif"><br>
SQLite is in the<br>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain">Public Domain</a>
</td></tr>
</table>

<p>

All of the deliverable code in SQLite has been dedicated to the
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain">public domain</a>
by the authors.
All code authors, and representatives of the companies they work for,
have signed affidavits dedicating their contributions to
the public domain and originals of
those signed affidavits are stored in a firesafe at the main offices
of <a href="http://www.hwaci.com">Hwaci</a>.
Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute
the original SQLite code, either in source code form or as a compiled binary,
for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.
</p>

<p>
The previous paragraph applies to the deliverable code in SQLite - 
those parts of the SQLite library that you actually bundle and
ship with a larger application.  Portions of the documentation and
some code used as part of the build process might fall under
other licenses.  The details here are unclear.  We do not worry
about the licensing of the documentation and build code so much
because none of these things are part of the core deliverable
SQLite library.
</p>

<p>
All of the deliverable code in SQLite has been written from scratch.
No code has been taken from other projects or from the open
internet.  Every line of code can be traced back to its original
author, and all of those authors have public domain dedications
on file.  So the SQLite code base is clean and is
uncontaminated with licensed code from other projects.
</p>

<h2>Obtaining A License To Use SQLite</h2>

<p>
If you are using SQLite in a jurisdiction that does not recognize
the public domain, or if your legal department is uncomfortable with
the concept of the public domain, you can purchase a license to use
and distribute SQLite from <a href="http://www.hwaci.com/">Hwaci</a>,
the company that employees the architect and principal developers
of SQLite.  For additional information on how to purchase a license
to use SQLite, please contact:
</p>

<blockquote>
D. Richard Hipp <br />
Hwaci - Applied Software Research <br />
704.948.4565 <br />
<a href="mailto:drh@hwaci.com">drh@hwaci.com</a>
</blockquote>

<h2>Contributed Code</h2>

<p>
In order to keep SQLite complete free and unencumbered by copyright,
all new contributors to the SQLite code base are asked dedicate
their contributions to the public domain.
If you want to send a patch or enhancement for possible inclusion in the
SQLite source tree, please accompany the patch with the following statement:
</p>

<blockquote><i>
The author or authors of this code dedicate any and all copyright interest
................................................................................
in this code to the public domain.  We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors.
We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in
perpetuity of all present and future rights this code under copyright law.
</i></blockquote>

<p>

We are not able to accept patches or changes to 
SQLite that are not accompanied by a statement such as the above.
In addition, if you make
changes or enhancements as an employee, then a simple statement such as the
above is insufficient.  You must also send by surface mail a copyright release
signed by a company officer.
A signed original of the copyright release should be mailed to:</p>

................................................................................
USA
</blockquote>

<p>
A template copyright release is available
in <a href="copyright-release.pdf">PDF</a> or
<a href="copyright-release.html">HTML</a>.
You can use this release to make future changes. 



</p>
}
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