Kyoto Products Specific FOSS Library Linking Exception
Version 1.0, 10 June 2011
This Specific FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Library Linking Exception
allows applications of some specific FOSS libraries to link to Kyoto Products
without the "copyleft" duty defined by the GNU General Public License ("GPL").
Kyoto Products are licensed pursuant to version 3 (or later) of the GPL, but
this exception permits distribution of Kyoto Products with applications of
pecific FOSS libraries listed below, even though their license may be
imcompativle with the GPL.
The following terms and conditions describe the circumstances under which
this Specific FOSS Library Linking Exception.
Specific FOSS Library Linking Exception Terms and Conditions
"Derivative Work" means a derivative work, as defined under applicable
copyright law, formed entirely from the Program and the Specific Library
and the Application.
"Application" means an application under an arbitrary license, which may
or may not be a FOSS license, linking to the Specific Library.
"Program" means a copy of FAL Labs' Kyoto Products Libraries.
"Specific Library" means one of the libraries listed in the section below
titled "Specific Library List".
2. A developer ("you" or "your") may distribute a Derivative Work under an
arbitrary license, provided that you and the Derivative Work and the
Specific Library linked to by the Derivative Work meet all of the
a. You don't modify the Program at all.
b. You use the Program as a backend of the Specific Library and you don't
use any interface of the Program for other purposes except for
utilizing the Specific Library.
c. The Specific Library is a FOSS product whose license complies to
the Open Source Definition defined by the Open Source Initiative.
d. The Specific Library does not allow applications to use interfaces of
the Product as a general database functions.
3. FAL Labs reserves all rights not expressly granted in these terms and
conditions. If all of the above conditions are not met, then this
Specific FOSS Library Linking Exception does not apply to you or your
Specific Library List
Description: a parallel framework for machine learning