Version 1.0, July 14, 1998.
This document outlines the principles underlying the OpenContent (OC) movement and may
be redistributed provided it remains unaltered. For legal purposes, this document is the
license under which OpenContent is made available for use.
The original version of this document may be found at http://opencontent.org/opl.shtml
Terms and Conditions for Copying, Distributing, and Modifying
Items other than copying, distributing, and modifying the Content with which this license was
distributed (such as using, etc.) are outside the scope of this license.
1. You may copy and distribute exact replicas of the OpenContent (OC) as you receive it, in
any medium, provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an
appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer
to this License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the OC a
copy of this License along with the OC. You may at your option charge a fee for the media
and/or handling involved in creating a unique copy of the OC for use offline, you may at your
option offer instructional support for the OC in exchange for a fee, or you may at your option
offer warranty in exchange for a fee. You may not charge a fee for the OC itself. You may not
charge a fee for the sole service of providing access to and/or use of the OC via a network
(e.g. the Internet), whether it be via the world wide web, FTP, or any other method.
2. You may modify your copy or copies of the OpenContent or any portion of it, thus forming
works based on the Content, and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of
Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:
a) You must cause the modified content to carry prominent notices stating that you changed
it, the exact nature and content of the changes, and the date of any change.
b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains
or is derived from the OC or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all
third parties under the terms of this License, unless otherwise permitted under applicable
Fair Use law.
These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that
work are not derived from the OC, and can be reasonably considered independent and
separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same
sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the OC, the distribution of the whole
must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it. Exceptions are
made to this requirement to release modified works free of charge under this license only in
compliance with Fair Use law where applicable.
3. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However,
nothing else grants you permission to copy, distribute or modify the OC. These actions are
prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by distributing or translating
the OC, or by deriving works herefrom, you indicate your acceptance of this License to do
so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or translating the OC.
4. BECAUSE THE OPENCONTENT (OC) IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO
WARRANTY FOR THE OC, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR
OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE OC "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE ENTIRE RISK OF USE OF THE OC IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE OC PROVE
FAULTY, INACCURATE, OR OTHERWISE UNACCEPTABLE YOU ASSUME THE COST
OF ALL NECESSARY REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
5. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN
WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MIRROR
AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE OC AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR
DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE OC, EVEN IF SUCH
HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH