The Hornbill Community License (HCL)
Copyright (c) 2015 Hornbill Technologies Ltd (https://hornbill.com)
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.
Using the License
The HCL is used where we wish to publish our source code as an open-source project. The license gives us specific protections which are important to us as a business so please ensure you use this as intended.
Please use the following guidelines which sets out how to use the licence.
- Hornbill should only publish source code that has been sanctioned for publication as Open Source, if you are not sure, ask first.
- Do not modify the above license in any way, use as-is
- Every source file should include the above license
- If we make an executable program available that should be packaged as a ZIP file and should include a file called LICENSE, LICENSE.md or LICENSE.TXT that contains the above license
- If we make a project that imports other libraries we should import those dependancies into our own GitHub repository.
- We should give attribution to other open source projects we may import or use parts thereof.
- Special attention needs to be paid when using GPL or LGPL software, these are largely incompatible with the MIT license which is what the HCL (this license) is derived from. If you are unsure, ask!
- Any Hornbill Employee or Contractor publishing any software under this licence agreement accepts that the copyright ownership belongs to Hornbill.
- Any contribution made to an existing module or source file by any person who is not an employee of Hornbill must accept that Hornbill's copyright applies to work they have submitted.
- Should individual contributors wish to retain their copyright they are free to fork the project and take ownership of their parts.