The Stable OSLiC Release as PDF File

The number of the last stable Open Source License Compendium release is 1.0.0. It is usable for some of the most important OSI approved licenses and matching the interactive version OSCAd

The Reverse Engineering OSLiC Extract

One first extract of the Open Source License Compendium discusses the issues of reverse engineering as requirement of open source licenses.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The OSLIC has thoroughly been developed. At the end it will deliver reliable information. But nevertheless, the OSLiC can not offer more than the opinion(s) of its authors and contributors. It is only one voice of the chorus discussing the open source licenses. For protecting the authors and contributors from charges and claims of indemnification we adopt the lightly modified GPL3 disclaimer

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE OSLiC, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE TEXT “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 AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE OSLiC IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE OSLiC PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Special Hint

Particularly, it shall be highlighted that - referred to your solitary case - the OSLiC can not and shall not replace a legal review or a legal advice by lawyers. The OSLiC is only dealing with prototypic use cases. So, it may inspire developers, managers, open source experts, and companies to find good solutions which they finally should let be reviewed by legal counselors.