Commit 45f8be1b authored by Josh Coalson's avatar Josh Coalson
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call xiph license bsd license

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The FLAC project also makes available software that implements the formats, which is distributed according to <a href="http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php">Open Source</a> licenses as follows:<br />
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The reference implementation libraries are licensed under <!-- <a href="http://www.xiph.org/licenses/bsd/"> --><a href="http://flac.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/flac/flac/COPYING.Xiph">Xiph's variant of the BSD License</a>, a.k.a. the Xiph License. This is a trivial variation of the popular <a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php">BSD License</a> where the Xiph.org Foundation is substituted for the University of California, Berkeley. In simple terms, these libraries may be used by any application, Open or proprietary, linked or incorporated in whole, so long as acknowledgement is made to Xiph.org Foundation when using the source code in whole or in derived works. The Xiph License is free enough that the libraries have been used in commercial products to implement FLAC, including in the firmware of hardware devices where other Open Source licenses can be problematic. In the source code these libraries are called <span class="commandname">libFLAC</span> and <span class="commandname">libFLAC++</span>.<br />
The reference implementation libraries are licensed under the New <!-- <a href="http://www.xiph.org/licenses/bsd/"> --><a href="http://flac.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/flac/flac/COPYING.Xiph">BSD License</a>. In simple terms, these libraries may be used by any application, Open or proprietary, linked or incorporated in whole, so long as acknowledgement is made to Xiph.org Foundation when using the source code in whole or in derived works. The Xiph License is free enough that the libraries have been used in commercial products to implement FLAC, including in the firmware of hardware devices where other Open Source licenses can be problematic. In the source code these libraries are called <span class="commandname">libFLAC</span> and <span class="commandname">libFLAC++</span>.<br />
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The rest of the software that the FLAC project provides is licensed under the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL">GNU General Public License</a> (GPL). This software includes various utilities for converting files to and from FLAC format, plugins for audio players, et cetera. In general, the GPL allows redistribution as long as derived works are also made available in source code form according to compatible terms.<br />
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