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This document details the licensing terms of the iODBC project. It is currently maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org; please feel free to send comments and questions to this address.
The iODBC driver manager is provided dual-licensed under the terms of both the Library GNU Public License Version 2, dated June 1991, or the New BSD license, at your choice.
Key points of both licenses
The LGPL is a complex document, but it gives you the rights to take the software, to use it yourself, and to link commercial software against it without having to make the source to your whole application available.
The BSD License is more simple; use, modification and redistribution are permitted as long as the copyright and disclaimer notices are retained, and no attempt to use the authors to endorse advertising is made. This includes the ability to take the iODBC driver manager sources, build them and ship with your application, without having to adjust the terms of your application's license.
The file COPYING in the iODBC source distribution says:
iODBC Driver Manager Copyright (C) 1995 by Ke Jin <email@example.com> Copyright (C) 1996-2009 by OpenLink Software <firstname.lastname@example.org> All Rights Reserved. This software is released under either the GNU Library General Public License (see LICENSE.LGPL) or the BSD License (see LICENSE.BSD). Note that the only valid version of the LGPL license as far as this project is concerned is the original GNU Library General Public License Version 2, dated June 1991. While not mandated by the BSD license, any patches you make to the iODBC may be contributed back into the iODBC project at your discretion. Contributions will benefit the Open Source and Data Access community as a whole. Submissions may be made at http://www.iodbc.org.
The complete texts of both the LGPL and BSD licenses are included in the distributed packages, as the files LICENSE.LGPL and LICENSE.BSD. They follow here, for completeness:
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