Question about License MIT and BSD

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yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#1]
if I use many modules with MIT and BSD licenses.
i MUST include copyright, right? like the links below show:
https://tldrlegal.com/license/mit-license
https://tldrlegal.com/license/bsd-3-clause-license-(revised)

My doubts:

1) What text should I copy EXACTLY(is it only copyright?) for MIT and BSD?
is this both texts?
https://tldrlegal.com/license/mit-license#fulltext
https://tldrlegal.com/license/bsd-3-clause-license-(revised)#fulltext

2)Where should I put the copy of copyright? in the code? text in the game? text out the game in read-me?but and if it was a .apk aplication?

3)Should I include 1 copy of copyright for each module that I use?

thanks :)


AdamRedwoods(Posted 2014) [#2]
Disclaimer: I am NOT a lawyer. :^D

1. YES the texts
2. keep it in the code if it's someone else's work. in fact, keep the code separate.
also keep a copy in the "LICENSE.txt" file, or even better, give a nod in the app"about" box.
3. try to keep 3rd party code together. if you are splintering the code from something else, try to keep it in one file. the library itself can be covered under one text, using something like the license.txt file.

the idea is this: these people worked hard, but are giving away their work. the LEAST you can do is include a note about them. MIT and BSD are some of the most liberal licenses available.


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#3]
just to be clear, the year is the year now or the year that the author built the module?

for example: if I use the modules (it is in http://www.monkey-x.com/Community/modules.php):
(Module - Author - License)
1)Abu - Belimoth- MIT License
2)Challenger - 297chrisc- MIT License
3)chipmunk - Xaron- New BSD License
4)fling - muddy_shoes - New BSD License

then the full text should be: (from http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php and http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Belimoth

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 297chrisc

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.


---------------------------------------------------

<OWNER> = Regents of the University of California
<ORGANIZATION> = University of California, Berkeley
<YEAR> = 1998

In the original BSD license, the occurrence of "copyright holder" in the 3rd clause read "ORGANIZATION", placeholder for "University of California". In the original BSD license, both occurrences of the phrase "COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS" in the disclaimer read "REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS".

Here is the license template:

Copyright (c) 2014, Xaron
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


-----------------------------------------------------------------

<OWNER> = Regents of the University of California
<ORGANIZATION> = University of California, Berkeley
<YEAR> = 1998

In the original BSD license, the occurrence of "copyright holder" in the 3rd clause read "ORGANIZATION", placeholder for "University of California". In the original BSD license, both occurrences of the phrase "COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS" in the disclaimer read "REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS".

Here is the license template:

Copyright (c) 2014, muddy_shoes
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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Is it right?


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#4]
wrong reply(i can't delete this reply :))


Gerry Quinn(Posted 2014) [#5]
You only have to include the text if you are distributing CODE, e.g. modules that are based on a MIT or BSD-licensed module.

If you make a game using MIT or BSD-licensed modules, you don't have to do anything (assuming you are distributing a compiled .exe, .apk etc.)

[If your game was open-source and you included the code with it, then you'd have to include the licence.]


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#6]
Which text for MIT and BSD? could u copy for me here plz?
I want to know what exactly i should put on the game.
My game will be based in MIT and BSD modules, but the game it self will be proprietary


Gerry Quinn(Posted 2014) [#7]
If you are just distributing the game, not the source code, you don't need to do anything at all.


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#8]
ty :)


ziggy(Posted 2014) [#9]
I think you may be using FontMachine too if you use Challeneger gui (if I don't remember wrong)


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#10]
I am intending to use the fontmachine, yes.
I can use the font images of fontmachine module without problems since it is MIT License, right?


ziggy(Posted 2014) [#11]
Yes, of course! You can use the fonts and the module for whatever you want


yiotoo(Posted 2014) [#12]
:P