BRAINHAT LICENSE AGREEMENT
July 30, 1998
Kevin Dowd (hereinafter "the Author") has developed Brainhat, a
software kit for building Natural Language Processing systems
(hereinafter "Brainhat"). Brainhat is distributed in source code form.
This agreement is designed to (1) permit non-commercial use and
modification of Brainhat, (2) permit commercial use of modified or
unmodified versions of Brainhat software ONLY BY SEPARATE AGREEMENT
with The Author or his authorized agents, (3) otherwise prohibit
commercial use of unmodified or modified versions of Brainhat, and (4)
to encourage the development and submission of changes to
Brainhat. Brainhat is a product of the Author, and is being made
available for use only on the basis contained in this License
Brainhat is copyrighted by the Author.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION OF THE BRAINHAT
The Author grants you a license as follows to Brainhat source codes:
The Author grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for
Brainhat and its associated documentation, subject to all of the
following terms and conditions. In downloading or accepting a copy of
Brainhat you agree to the following terms and conditions.
This license permits you to use, copy, and modify Brainhat solely
for your personal use. For non-commercial uses only, you may modify
your copy or copies of Brainhat or any portion of it, thus forming a
work based on Brainhat, and copy and distribute such modifications or
work. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute Brainhat
except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt
otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute Brainhat for
commercial purposes is void, and will automatically terminate your
rights under this License.
You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed
it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify Brainhat or
its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do
not accept this License. Therefore, by modifying Brainhat (or any
work based on Brainhat), you indicate your acceptance of this License
to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing
or modifying Brainhat or works based on it.
Each time you redistribute Brainhat (or any work based on it), the
recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor
to copy, distribute or modify Brainhat subject to these terms and
conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the
recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
You are encouraged to return enhancements and modifications. By your
permission, your material enhancements or modifications to Brainhat
may be incorporated into the Brainhat distribution, and re-released to
others. In turn, this may entitle you to a portion of the license
fees collected for commercial use. The relative value of such
enhancements will be solely the judgement of the Author or his
authorized agents. Your modifications will become part of the full
distribution, and so fall under the license restrictions outlined
below. Under no circumstances does this entitle or guarantee you
receipt of compensation of any sort from the Author. Compensation may
be arranged solely by written agreement between you and the Author.
3. LIMITATIONS ON LICENSE.
You may only use, copy, and modify Brainhat as expressly provided for
in this Agreement. You must reproduce and include this Agreement, and
any copyright notices on any copy and its associated documentation.
No part of Brainhat may be incorporated into any program or other
product that is sold, or for which any revenue is received without
written permission of the Author. All rights not expressly granted
herein to the licensee are reserved to the Author or his authorized
This License Agreement permits all non-commercial use and
modification of Brainhat.
The Author will permit commercial use of modified or
unmodified versions of Brainhat ONLY BY SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT
with the Author.
This License Agreement otherwise prohibits any and all
commercial uses of unmodified or modified versions of Brainhat.
For the purposes of this License agreement, "commercial use" means any
selling, bartering, trading or otherwise exchanging for consideration
or compensation of any sort, whether payment, royalties, etc.
4. NO AUTHOR OBLIGATION:
You (the licensee) are solely responsible for maintaining Brainhat and
the security of the operating environment in which Brainhat may be
used. You are solely responsible for all of your costs and expenses
incurred in connection with the copying, modifying and distribution of
Brainhat or any application program hereunder, and the Author shall
have no liability, obligation or responsibility therefor. The Author
shall have no obligation to provide maintenance, support, upgrades, or
new releases to you (the licensee).
5. NO WARRANTY:
Because Brainhat is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty for
Brainhat, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when
otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties
provide Brainhat "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 Brainhat is with
you (the licensee). If Brainhat is defective, you (the licensee)
assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
Neither the Author, nor any other person who has been involved in the
creation, production or delivery of Brainhat, shall be liable to you
or to any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental,
consequential, compensatory or punitive damages, even if the Author
has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The license granted hereunder is effective until terminated. This
license shall automatically terminate without notice if you breach any
of the provisions hereof. You may terminate it at any time by
destroying Brainhat and associated documentation, if any.
If any portion or section of this License Agreement is held invalid or
unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the
License Agreement is intended to apply and the portion or section as a
whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut.
Address all correspondence regarding this License Agreement to Kevin
Dowd, Atlantic Computing Technology Corp, 1268 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111, or via electronic
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