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zlib License

The zlib license is a permissive free software license which defines the terms under which the zlib software library can be distributed. It is also used by many other free software packages. The libpng library uses a similar license sometimes referred interchangeably as the zlib/libpng license.

zlib license
AuthorJean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Latest version1.2.11
PublisherJean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Published1995-04-15
SPDX identifierZlib
Debian FSG compatibleYes
FSF approvedYes
OSI approvedYes
GPL compatibleYes
CopyleftNo
Linking from code with a different licenceYes

The zlib license has been approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a free software license, and by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an open source license. It is compatible with the GNU General Public License.

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The license only has the following points to be accounted for:

  • Software is used on 'as-is' basis. Authors are not liable for any damages arising from its use.
  • The distribution of a modified version of the software is subject to the following restrictions:
    1. The authorship of the original software must not be misrepresented,
    2. Altered source versions must not be misrepresented as being the original software, and
    3. The license notice must not be removed from source distributions.

The license does not require source code to be made available if distributing binary code.

The license terms are as follows:

  1. "Zlib License".
  2. Certified Rejected Licenses
  3. "Various Licenses and Comments about Them". Retrieved17 June 2007. License of ZLib [...] is a free software license, and compatible with the GPL.
  4. "The zlib/libpng License (Zlib)". Retrieved16 January 2013.
Wikimedia Commons has media related toZlib/libpng.

zlib License
zlib License Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Zlib license The zlib license is a permissive free software license which defines the terms under which the zlib software library can be distributed It is also used by many other free software packages The libpng library uses a similar license sometimes referred interchangeably as the zlib libpng license zlib licenseAuthorJean loup Gailly and Mark AdlerLatest version1 2 11 1 PublisherJean loup Gailly and Mark AdlerPublished1995 04 15SPDX identifierZlibDebian FSG compatibleYesFSF approvedYesOSI approvedYesGPL compatibleYesCopyleftNoLinking from code with a different licenceYes The zlib license has been approved by the Free Software Foundation FSF as a free software license 3 and by the Open Source Initiative OSI as an open source license 4 It is compatible with the GNU General Public License 3 Contents 1 Terms 2 Text 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksTerms EditThe license only has the following points to be accounted for Software is used on as is basis Authors are not liable for any damages arising from its use The distribution of a modified version of the software is subject to the following restrictions The authorship of the original software must not be misrepresented Altered source versions must not be misrepresented as being the original software and The license notice must not be removed from source distributions The license does not require source code to be made available if distributing binary code Text EditThe license terms are as follows Copyright c lt year gt lt copyright holders gt This software is provided as is without any express or implied warranty In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose including commercial applications and to alter it and redistribute it freely subject to the following restrictions 1 The origin of this software must not be misrepresented you must not claim that you wrote the original software If you use this software in a product an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required 2 Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such and must not be misrepresented as being the original software 3 This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution See also Edit Free and open source software portal Comparison of free and open source software licenses Software using the zlib license category References Edit Zlib License Certified Rejected Licenses a b Various Licenses and Comments about Them Retrieved 17 June 2007 License of ZLib is a free software license and compatible with the GPL The zlib libpng License Zlib Retrieved 16 January 2013 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Zlib libpng License text on the zlib homepage This free and open source software article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zlib License amp oldid 1052157525, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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