MINDGUARD PUBLIC LICENSE (MGPL) Version 0.1, May 2000 Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Zapato Productions Intradimensional email@example.com http://zapatopi.net/ Planet Earth All persons not affiliated with evil mind-control agencies are hereby granted permission to copy and distribute unaltered copies of this license in its entirety. Preramble The licenses for most software are designed by memetic engineers to take away your freedom to think independently through engramatically harmonized semantics, legalistic hypnosyntax, and spirit-breaking CAPITALIZATION (in all senses of the word). By contrast, the MindGuard Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to think--by guaranteeing your freedom to use, alter, and share free anti-mind-control software. This Public License applies not only to MindGuard, but also to any other program whose authors commit to using it. This includes you, assuming you are not an evil mind-control agent. When I speak of free anti-mind-control software, I am referring to freedom of thought, not price. This Public License is designed not only to make sure you have the freedom to think, but to also allow you to freely express your thoughts through the distribution of copies of free anti-mind-control software (with service charge if you wish) and the availability of said software's source code, that you may change it or use parts of it in new free anti-mind-control programs. For what is source code but thought logically expressed and haphazardly indented? To protect your mind from those that would subvert anti-mind-control software, restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you or ask you to give up your rights must be made. These restrictions mean responsibilities for you if you distribute or modify copies of the software. These responsibilities include giving all the rights that you have under this license to any recipients of copies of the software, regardless of whether any fee was involved or not; making sure that they can get the source code, if they so choose; and making sure that they know their rights as outlined in this license. Your rights are protected by copyrighting the software and/or using this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software. Also, to protect anti-mind-control software authors from waves of bogus lawsuits by the psychotronically controlled puppets of the evil mind-control agencies, it is important that everyone understands that there is no warranty (NO WARRANTY) for this free anti-mind-control software. If the software is tampered with by evil mind-control agents so that it, say, causes epileptic seizures in its users, those users should know that they were the victims of the evil mind-control agencies so that these crimes against Humanity do not reflect negatively on the original author nor cause people to stop using free anti-mind-control software. Finally, any free anti-mind-control program is threatened constantly by those with political powers who are the very agents that this software was created to protect you from. To avoid the danger that they will use their sway with patent offices to claim ownership of the software and thus make it proprietary and untrustworthy, any patent must be licensed for the free use of all non-evil mind-control agents or not licensed at all. The mind-numbingly (but not mind-controllingly) precise terms and conditions for copying, distributing and modifying follow. MINDGUARD PUBLIC LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTING AND MODIFYING 0. The MindGuard Public License (hereinafter referred to as "This License" or "this License" depending on its sentential positioning) applies to any work (hereinafter referred to as the "Program") which contains a notice placed by its copyright holder under his, her or its freewill ("freewill" hereinbefore and hereinafter being defined as not being under the influence of any form of mind-control) stating that said work may be distributed under the terms of this License. A "work based on the Program" hereinafter means either the Program itself or a work containing a portion or the totality of the Program either with or without modifications, translations, transliterations, or transformations. (Hereinafter, the term "modification" shall include, without limitations, the last four terms of the previous sentence excluding the term "or" unless "or" is used to refer to a boolean function applied to modify the Program or any part of it.) Each licensee is addressed as "you", as in the statement "You are a licensee". (The statement "You are not a licensee" will hereinafter have no logical meaning.) Copying, distribution and modification are the only activities covered by this License. If you are interested in other activities, please read another License and stop wasting both of our time. You may run the Program free of restrictions. The product of running the Program or a work based on the Program (hereinafter referred to as the "Output") is covered by this License only if it constitutes, in whole or in part, a work based on the Program (excluding consideration that it was made by running the Program) or the Program itself. This only applies if it happens to apply. 1. unaltered copies of the Program's source code as you received it may be copied, distributed, and/or posted, in any medium or mediums, so long as each copy contains an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty with excessive capitalizations; that all notices that refer to this License and to the lack of warranty are kept intact and not modified; and that any and all recipients of the Program or the Program's source code are given a copy of this License included with the Program. Fees may be levied for the act of distribution or transference of copies of the Program. However, no fees of any sort shall be levied against a recipient of the Program for any Program related activities after it is has been transfered to him or her or it. A fee for warranty protection may be offered, but a recipient must be under no obligation to accept the warranty. Fees for support services may also be offered, but again no obligation to purchase those services shall be placed on the recipient of the Program. (Hereinafter such practices as prohibited in the two previous sentences shall be referred to as "Naughty".) 2. You may modify any or all of your copies of the Program or any portion of said copies, thus forming a work based on the Program. You may copy, distribute, or post such modifications or work as per the terms of Section 1 above, provided that the following conditions are met: a) All modified copies of the work must carry prominent notices stating that you modified them and the date of any modifications. b) Any work based on the Program, in whole or in part, that you distribute, publish, or post must be licensed as a whole under the terms of this License at no charge whatsoever to anyone. c) If the Program in its modified form runs interactively, it must be caused by you to print or display in its normal usage an appropriate notice as to its copyright and lack of warranty (or if a warranty is offered as per Section 1 above, that it make notice of said warranty) and that it notify users that it may be redistributed under the terms of this License and that it inform users on how to attain or view a copy of this License. (Exception: if the Program on which your work is based does not do the above, your work based on the Program is not required to either.) d) You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be an agent or sycophant of an organization or group, formal or informal, that aims, in whole or in part, to practice mind-control on any sentient or semi-sentient organism or entity for any purpose whatsoever; or to subvert any form of anti-mind-control in any way whatsoever, including works based on the Program. Nor shall you be an independent agent working toward those goals stated herein this Subsection 2d. All hereinbefore terms apply to the modified work as a whole. If parts of the work not based on the Program can be reasonably considered to be separate works independent of the parts based on the Program, then those parts are not covered under the Terms of this License provided that you distribute them as separate works. Data files or separate module files not covered by the terms of this License that may be opened, read, or run by other works not covered under this License may be distributed with works under this License without this License applying to them. If the above is not the case and the parts not based on the Program are distributed as a whole work with the Program or parts based on the Program, the distribution as a whole must come under the terms of this License, and those terms for and rights granted to licensees must extend to the whole entire work and every little part of it regardless of authorship, excepting such parts as you are not licensed or permitted to include in the whole work, which would presumably be there by an act of violation of copyright laws on your part. Shame on you. This section has no intention of claiming rights for or contesting your rights to work created entirely by you. The intent of this section is to exercise the right to control the distribution of modified, collected, or derived works based on the Program. The simple inclusion of a work or part of a work covered by this License, as delineated hereinbefore and hereinafter, on a storage or distribution medium does not bring any other works on said medium not covered by this License under the terms of this License. If this paragraph wasn't here, the Internet as a whole would fall under this License. Aren't you glad I included it? 3. You may copy, distribute or publish the Program or work based on the Program in object code or executable form (both hereinafter referred to as the "Binary") under the terms in Sections 1 and 2 hereinbefore, provided one of the following conditions is also met: a) The Binary is accompanied with the complete corresponding machine-readable, non-encrypted source code, distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 hereinbefore on a medium normally used for the exchange of software by users of the intended computing platform or platforms of the Program; or, b) The Binary must come with a written offer, valid for at least pi years, to give any third party, for a fee no greater than the actual cost to you of source code distribution, a complete copy of the corresponding source code as described in Subsection 3a hereinbefore to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 hereinbefore on a medium as described in Subsection 3a hereinbefore; or, c) The Binary must come with the offer to distribute the corresponding source code that you received when you received the Binary. (This option only applies to noncommercial distributions and only if the binary you received came with such an offer as described in Subsection 3b hereinbefore.) Hereinbefore and hereinafter, the "source code" for a work shall mean the form of the work preferred for making modifications to it by sane programmers or what passes for sane programmers in normal situations. For Binary distributions, complete source code means all the source code for all the Binary files it contains, plus any associated files, scripts or data needed for the compilation and installation process of the Binary files. Files included in the distribution but not covered by this License, as described in Section 2, shall be excepted from the previous condition. Also excepted shall be anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components of the operating system or environment which the Binary runs on or with, unless that component itself is distributed with the Binary. If the Binary distribution is made by offering access to copy from a location, either physical or cyberspatial, then offering the exact same access to copy source code, even if third parties are not compelled to do so, satisfies the conditions of this Section. 4. You may not copy, modify, distribute, post, or sublicense the Program except as described under the terms of this License. Any attempt to do anything with or to the Program that is counter to the word or intent of this License is void, and will automatically terminate all your rights under this License, you jerk. However, any party who has received copies or rights from you under the terms of this License shall not have his, her or its licenses terminated so long as he, she or it remains a good little licensee and follows the conditions and terms of this License. 5. There is no obligation for you to accept this License, as you have not signed it. However, you have no rights under the Law, outside of this License, to copy, modify, or distribute the Program or create works based on the Program. By doing any of the above actions, you are implicitly agreeing to accept all the terms and conditions of this License for all actions it covers. 6. Every recipient of the Program or any work based on the Program automatically receives a license from the original licensor to do any of the actions covered in this License under the terms and conditions of this License. You may not impose on any recipient any further terms or conditions or restrict any recipient's exercise of their rights as granted herein. You have no responsibility for enforcing the compliance of others to the terms and conditions of this License. You are not your licensee's keeper. 7. If any reason whatsoever causes you to be unable or unwilling to abide by the exact and complete terms and conditions of this License, be it court judgments on (but not limited to) patent and/or copyright issues; financial, physical, mental, and/or any other disability; and/or any form of personal disagreement with the letter and/or intent of this License and/or with any and/or all licensors and/or licensees; then you may not distribute the Program at all as long as said reason and/or reasons still apply, or other similar reasons surface. For example: if you are under the influence of mind-control that compels you to alter the Program such that it serves to subvert any anti-mind-control properties of the Program and/or help the evil forces of mind-control in their bid to destroy the freewill of Humanity and subjugate Humanity to mental slavery as per Subsection 2d hereinbefore, then the only way you could satisfy this License would be to not distribute the Program or the work based on the Program at all. If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, then all the rest will still apply and the section as a whole will apply in any and all other circumstances. This section doesn't intend for you to do any bad things; it only desires that you do good and/or legal things. The purpose of this section is to protect the integrity of the free anti-mind-control distribution system by making sure that only those willing and/or able to abide by this License in its entirety, at all times, attempt to exercise any or all rights granted herein. 8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain political bodies by copyright or patent concerns, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may explicitly exclude distribution in those geographical or political bodies, such that distribution is limited to only those geopolitical bodies not thus excluded. If this is so, said distribution limitations shall be considered as if included in the body of this License. Restrictions on distribution and/or use of the Program for purely political reasons (such as, but not limited to, governmental interest in mind-control hegemony) shall not--for the greater good of Humanity--be considered as reason for geopolitical distribution limitations. Fight the Power! 9. Zapato Productions Intradimensional, or its founder and sole employee Lyle Zapato, may publish revised and/or new versions of the MindGuard Public License at any time. Such new versions will be similar to the present version in general intent, but may differ in details. Each version is to be given an unique version number. The following terms explain which version is applicable for the Program: a) If the Program specifies a specific version, then the Program is licensed only under that version of the License. b) If the Program also specifies that it is licensed under "any later version", then you have the option of following the terms and conditions of the stated version or any later version published as per Section 9, Paragraph 1 herein. c) If the Program does not specify a version, then you may follow the terms of any version of the License ever published as per Section 9, Paragraph 1 herein. d) If the Program specifies that it is licensed under the "most recent version", then only the terms and conditions of the most recent version of the License applies and the terms and conditions of all previous versions shall be considered void. Voidification of previous terms and conditions only applies for actions after the release date of the most recent version of the License and shall not be retroactive, however it shall extend to all spawned licensees as per Sections 2, 6, and others hereinbefore. If the Program gives an option, as per Subsections 9b and 9c hereinbefore, as to which version of the License may apply, that option must also be extended to all licensees of copies of the Program or works based on the program. 10. You may not incorporate the Program or parts of the Program into other works whose distribution and licensing conditions differ from this License unless the author of the other work gives you explicit permission to, which must include unconditionally agreeing to the conditions of this License; or the resulting work is for personal, private, non-distributed use only. For software which is copyrighted by Zapato Productions Intradimensional or Lyle Zapato, write to me; I will make exceptions if I feel they are in the best interests of Humanity's struggle against the Evil Forces of Mind-Control. ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, WHATSOEVER (NOT EVEN A LITTLE) 11. THIS PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE SO THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR IT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING, THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTIES INVOLVED WITHOUT ANY SORT OF WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, FOR ALL ETERNITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED, FOR ANY PURPOSE, PARTICULAR OR GENERAL, OR FOR PURPOSE RELATED PURPOSES (HEREAFTER TO BE CALLED "METAPURPOSES"). YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, AND FASHIONABLE APPEAL OF THE PROGRAM. SHOULD THE PROGRAM BE EVIDENTLY DEFECTIVE: TOO DARN BAD. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL COSTS INVOLVED IN SERVICING, REPAIR, CORRECTION, AND/OR REPLACEMENT. SUCK IT UP, LOSER. 12. IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER (UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING) WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY PERMITTED TO DISTRIBUTE AND/OR MODIFY THE PROGRAM AS SPECIFIED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, MEDIOCRE, INCIDENTAL, DENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE, FAILURE TO USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, MENTAL RETARDATION, BRAIN VIRUSES, BROKEN MARRIAGES, SPONTANEOUS HARDDRIVE COMBUSTION, AND/OR LYME DISEASE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND LAUGHED MANIACALLY WHEN THEY OCCURRED. YAY! END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS Appendix: Lets Apply These Terms to Your New Program! If you developed new anti-mind-control software and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to Humanity in its struggle against the Forces of Evil, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software that everyone can redistribute, but only non-evil people can modify, under these terms. To do so, attach the following notices to the program, preferably to the start of each source file, making sure that the NO WARRANTY notice is annoyingly prominent. At the very least, the copyright notice and a pointer to the full notice should be included. <program's name and brief description.> Copyright (C) 20yy <name of author> This program is free anti-mind-control software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the MindGuard Public License as published by Zapato Productions Intradimensional, or its founder Lyle Zapato; the most recent version of the License applies. This software is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY of ANY SORT WHATSOEVER as to its MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS, actual or PERCEIVED, for any PURPOSE, PARTICULAR OR GENERAL, or for PURPOSE RELATED PURPOSES (hereafter referred to as METAPURPOSES); nor can this VEHEMENT DENIAL of WARRANTY in any way BE CONSTRUED or TAKEN TO IMPLY evidence of a SECRET WARRANTY, the EXISTENCE of which is being COVERED UP for NEFARIOUS PURPOSES or METAPURPOSES. See the MindGuard Public License for details If you did not receive a copy of the MindGuard Public License along with this program, you may find a copy at: http://zapatopi.net/mgpl.html Also add information on how to contact you. You may, however, skip this if you do not want agents of the New World Order tracking you down and "silencing" you. But you should at least have an email address. If the program is interactive, make it display a short notice when it starts or wherever such information normally would be displayed. Example for a text based program: BrainScan version -273.16, Copyright (C) 20yy <name of author> BrainScan comes with NO FREAKING WARRANTY AT ALL!; for details type "I don't understand the meaning of NO WARRANTY". This is free anti-mind-control software, and you may redistribute it under certain conditions; type "show me the conditions, please" for those conditions. The commands would display the appropriate information. You should customize this for what ever best suits your program, for instance using buttons instead of typed commands if it is GUI based. You should also get your school or employer to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program to ensure that they don't claim it as theirs by virtue of owning your brain and/or any products thereof. Example follows (change to suit): Evil Mind-Control Agency, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program 'BrainScan' (which scans brains for implanted memories) written by Paul P. Programmer. <signature of Dr. Ernesto>, 26 June 2001 Dr. Ernesto, President of Evil This Public License does not permit incorporation of covered programs into proprietary programs. If you wish to allow linking of your program with proprietary applications as a subroutine library, don't use this License. Find another one.