Subject: FOR APPROVAl: Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License Version 1.0
From: romuald <warren8@free.fr>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:37:48 +0100
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:37:48 +0100
hi,
here is the Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License Version 1.0.
we decided,in our association de make a global licence who cover open 
source robotic hardware and open source robotic software in one licence.
A licence already exist,but it cover only e-puck(Ecole Polytechnique 
Fédérale de Lausanne Hardware ) hardware so we find it really incomplete.
we think that robotic mus have a single and clear open source 
licence,that's why we make this proposal

i wish you a good reading

regards



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Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License Version 1.0
january 2010.
Copyright © Near

Preamble

This Open Source Hardware ans Software License aims at the dissemination 
of the specifications necessary to build and developp any robot,mobile 
or static.

1. Definitions

"License" shall mean this  "Open Source Robot Hardware and Software 
License".
"Specifications" shall mean the hardware specifications( printed circuit 
board designs, drawings, CAO files, list of components and other artwork 
for building any robot) and the Software specifications(source 
code,compiled version,algorithms )
"You" shall mean each licensee under this License.

2. Using the Specifications and Building Robots

You are hereby authorized to use the Specifications for any purpose.

You are further authorized to build Robot(s) based on the Specifications 
and distribute them, provided that you give to each purchaser of 
Robot(s) a copy of this License along with a copy of the Specifications 
under the complete conditions specified in Section 3.1 .

You may design and develop a Robot based on modification you make to the 
Specifications. If you decide to distribute such a Robot, you shall only 
do so provided that you give to each purchaser of such a Robot a copy of 
this License along with a copy of the modified Specifications under the 
complete conditions specified in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 .

When referring to the Robot in any  publication,scientific or not, you 
shall make a clear reference to this licence.

You will not be charged any royalties for such use of the Specifications 
and/or building and distributing the Robot(s) or the Specifications.

3. Copying, Distributing and Modifying the Specifications

3.1 You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Specifications as 
you receive them, in any medium. If you choose to do so (or if you 
choose to distribute Robot(s) based on the Specifications), you shall 
only do so under the following complete conditions :

i) conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy of the 
Specifications the following copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty :

"Copyright © Near"

The specifications of robot are "Robot Open Source Hardware and Software 
License ". You can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms 
of the  Robot Open Source Hardware and Software  License as published by 
Near association. You should have received a copy of the  Robot Open 
Source Hardware and Software  License along with these specifications; 
if not, write to :

Near
115 rue de meaux
75019 paris
France

These specifications are distributed in the hope that they will be 
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For more details, 
see the  "Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License".

and

ii) give any other recipients of the Specification a copy of this 
License along with the Specifications

3.2 You may modify your copy of the Specifications or any portion 
thereof. You are not required under the terms of this License, to 
distribute any of the modifications that you make to the Specifications. 
However, if you choose to distribute modified Specifications (or to 
distribute Robot(s) based on modified Specifications), you shall only do 
so under the terms of Section 3.1 above and subject to all of the 
following conditions :

i) you must cause the modified Specifications to carry prominent notices 
stating that you have changed the Specifications as well as the date and 
details of such change;

and

ii) you must allow any modified Specifications that you distribute or 
publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the 
Specifications or any part, modification or derivation thereof, to be 
licensed as a whole at no charge by any third party under the terms of 
this License.

The requirements of this Section 3.2 do not apply to works that are not 
derivatives of the Specifications (in the sense of the applicable 
copyright law).

4. General

4.1 Save for the fair use or similar right granted under the applicable 
copyright law, you may not use copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute 
the Specifications or Robots except as expressly provided under this 
License. Any attempt otherwise to use, copy, modify, sublicense or 
distribute the Specifications is void, and will automatically terminate 
your rights under this License. However, parties who have received 
copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their 
licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.

4.2 You are not required to accept this License. However, nothing else 
grants you permission to use, copy, modify or distribute the 
Specifications or its derivative works or Robots and save for the fair 
use or similar right granted under the applicable copyright law, these 
actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. 
Therefore, by using, copying, modifying or distributing the 
Specifications (or any work based on the Specifications) or any Robots, 
you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms 
and conditions for using, copying, distributing or modifying the 
Specifications or works based on it.

4.3 Each time you redistribute the Specifications, distributes any 
modifications of the Specifications, or distribute any Robot, the 
recipient or purchaser automatically receives a license from Near to 
use, copy, distribute or modify the Specifications subject to the terms 
and conditions of this Licensee. You may not impose any further 
restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.

4.4 Near association may publish revised and/or new versions of the   
Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License from time to time. Such 
new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may 
differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the 
Specifications specify a version number of this License which applies to 
it and "any later version", you have the option of following the terms 
and conditions either of that version or of any later version published 
by Near Association. If the Specifications do not specify a version 
number of this License, you may choose any version ever published by 
Near Association.
5. Disclaimer of Warranty

THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". NEAR ASSOCIATION DOES NOT MAKE 
ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT 
LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
PURPOSE, ABSENCE OF DEFECT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS 
IN RESPECT OF THE SPECIFICATIONS OR MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS OR ANY 
ROBOT(S) THAT MAY BE BUILD OR MANUFACTURED BASED ON THE SPECIFICATIONS 
OR ON MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND 
PERFORMANCE OF ROBOTS BUILT OR MANUFACTURED BASED ON THE SPECIFICATIONS 
OR ON MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS SHALL BE WITH YOU. SHOULD THE 
SPECIFICATIONS OR MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS PROVE TO BE DEFECTIVE, YOU 
SHALL ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY REPAIR OR CORRECTIONS TO THE 
ROBOT(S).
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING 
WILL NEAR OR ANY PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE 
SPECIFICATIONS AS PERMITTED HEREIN, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, 
INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES 
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR THE 
ROBOT(S), EVEN IF NEAR OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE 
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

END OF LICENSE
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 january 2010 )
/****************************************************************************************/



Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License Version 1.0
january 2010.
Copyright ¸ Near

Preamble

This Open Source Hardware ans Software License aims at the dissemination of the specifications
necessary to build and developp any robot,mobile or static.

1. Definitions

"License" shall mean this  "Open Source Robot Hardware and Software License".
"Specifications" shall mean the hardware specifications( printed circuit board designs,
drawings, CAO files, list of components and other artwork for building any robot) and
the Software specifications(source code,compiled version,algorithms )
"You" shall mean each licensee under this License.

2. Using the Specifications and Building Robots

You are hereby authorized to use the Specifications for any purpose.

You are further authorized to build Robot(s) based on the Specifications and distribute
them, provided that you give to each purchaser of Robot(s) a copy of this License along
with a copy of the Specifications under the complete conditions specified in Section
3.1 .

You may design and develop a Robot based on modification you make to the Specifications.
If you decide to distribute such a Robot, you shall only do so provided that you give
to each purchaser of such a Robot a copy of this License along with a copy of the modified
Specifications under the complete conditions specified in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 .

When referring to the Robot in any  publication,scientific or not, you shall make a
clear reference to this licence.

You will not be charged any royalties for such use of the Specifications and/or building
and distributing the Robot(s) or the Specifications.

3. Copying, Distributing and Modifying the Specifications

3.1 You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Specifications as you receive
them, in any medium. If you choose to do so (or if you choose to distribute Robot(s)
based on the Specifications), you shall only do so under the following complete conditions
:

i) conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy of the Specifications the following
copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty :

"Copyright ¸ Near"

The specifications of robot are "Robot Open Source Hardware and Software License ".
You can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the  Robot Open Source
Hardware and Software  License as published by Near association. You should have received
a copy of the  Robot Open Source Hardware and Software  License along with these specifications;
if not, write to :

Near
115 rue de meaux
75019 paris 
France

These specifications are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT
ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For more details, see the  "Robot Open Source Hardware and Software
License".

and

ii) give any other recipients of the Specification a copy of this License along with
the Specifications

3.2 You may modify your copy of the Specifications or any portion thereof. You are not
required under the terms of this License, to distribute any of the modifications that
you make to the Specifications. However, if you choose to distribute modified Specifications
(or to distribute Robot(s) based on modified Specifications), you shall only do so under
the terms of Section 3.1 above and subject to all of the following conditions :

i) you must cause the modified Specifications to carry prominent notices stating that
you have changed the Specifications as well as the date and details of such change;

and

ii) you must allow any modified Specifications that you distribute or publish, that
in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Specifications or any part, modification
or derivation thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge by any third party under
the terms of this License.

The requirements of this Section 3.2 do not apply to works that are not derivatives
of the Specifications (in the sense of the applicable copyright law).

4. General

4.1 Save for the fair use or similar right granted under the applicable copyright law,
you may not use copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Specifications or Robots
except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to use, copy,
modify, sublicense or distribute the Specifications is void, and will automatically
terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies,
or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long
as such parties remain in full compliance.

4.2 You are not required to accept this License. However, nothing else grants you permission
to use, copy, modify or distribute the Specifications or its derivative works or Robots
and save for the fair use or similar right granted under the applicable copyright law,
these actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by
using, copying, modifying or distributing the Specifications (or any work based on the
Specifications) or any Robots, you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so,
and all its terms and conditions for using, copying, distributing or modifying the Specifications
or works based on it.

4.3 Each time you redistribute the Specifications, distributes any modifications of
the Specifications, or distribute any Robot, the recipient or purchaser automatically
receives a license from Near to use, copy, distribute or modify the Specifications subject
to the terms and conditions of this Licensee. You may not impose any further restrictions
on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.

4.4 Near association may publish revised and/or new versions of the   Robot Open Source
Hardware and Software License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in
spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Specifications specify
a version number of this License which applies to it and "any later version", you have
the option of following the terms and conditions either of that version or of any later
version published by Near Association. If the Specifications do not specify a version
number of this License, you may choose any version ever published by Near Association.
5. Disclaimer of Warranty

THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". NEAR ASSOCIATION DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ABSENCE OF DEFECT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT
OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF THE SPECIFICATIONS OR MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS
OR ANY ROBOT(S) THAT MAY BE BUILD OR MANUFACTURED BASED ON THE SPECIFICATIONS OR ON
MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF ROBOTS
BUILT OR MANUFACTURED BASED ON THE SPECIFICATIONS OR ON MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS SHALL
BE WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SPECIFICATIONS OR MODIFIED SPECIFICATIONS PROVE TO BE DEFECTIVE,
YOU SHALL ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY REPAIR OR CORRECTIONS TO THE ROBOT(S).
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL NEAR OR ANY
PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SPECIFICATIONS AS PERMITTED HEREIN, BE
LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR THE ROBOT(S),
EVEN IF NEAR OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

END OF LICENSE
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 january 2010 )