|author||Hanspeter Portner <email@example.com>||2014-03-02 13:38:30 +0100|
|committer||Hanspeter Portner <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2014-03-02 13:38:30 +0100|
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+CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.2
+Through this CERN Open Hardware Licence ("CERN OHL") version 1.2, CERN
+wishes to provide a tool to foster collaboration and sharing among
+hardware designers. The CERN OHL is copyright CERN. Anyone is welcome
+to use the CERN OHL, in unmodified form only, for the distribution of
+their own Open Hardware designs. Any other right is reserved. Release
+of hardware designs under the CERN OHL does not constitute an
+endorsement of the licensor or its designs nor does it imply any
+involvement by CERN in the development of such designs.
+In this Licence, the following terms have the following meanings:
+“Licence” means this CERN OHL.
+“Documentation” means schematic diagrams, designs, circuit or circuit
+board layouts, mechanical drawings, flow charts and descriptive text,
+and other explanatory material that is explicitly stated as being made
+available under the conditions of this Licence. The Documentation may
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+“Product” means either an entire, or any part of a, device built using
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+Use of the masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders
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+of the Documentation
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+modified Documentation, that he communicates to the public or
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+of this Licence or, where applicable, a later version of this Licence
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+shall be strictly limited to the parts of the Documentation or
+modified Documentation created by the Licensor.
+4. Manufacture and distribution of Products
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+for direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary,
+punitive or other damages of any character including, without
+limitation, procurement of substitute goods or services, loss of use,
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+Documentation, modified Documentation and/or the use, manufacture or
+distribution of a Product, even if advised of the possibility of such
+damages, and the Licensee shall hold the Licensor(s) free and harmless
+from any liability, costs, damages, fees and expenses, including
+claims by third parties, in relation to such use.
+6.1. Except for the rights explicitly granted hereunder, this Licence
+does not imply or represent any transfer or assignment of intellectual
+property rights to the Licensee.
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+(including acronyms and abbreviations), images, or logos under which
+the Licensor is known, save in so far as required to comply with
+section 3. Any such permitted use or reference shall be factual and
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+its personnel of the modified Documentation or any Product, or any
+kind of implication by the Licensor or its personnel in the
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+far this is required and reasonable. New versions will be published
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