APIWG Permissions

DRAFT 14 January 2002

APIWG is looking for other possible examples of permissions and/or licenses that may be used by its Subgroups for the availability and possible distribution of that Subgroup's particular API's artifacts.

For your information and possible reference, here is ACM Interim Copyright Policy

The following are examples only of what might be used by APIWG and its Subgroups for the public availability of any API:

Example 1

© YYYY, The Association for Computing Machinery. All Rights Reserved.

This [document | source code | etc.] may be copied, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, as is, or with alterations, provided that:

  1. alterations are clearly marked as alterations, and
  2. this copyright notice is included unmodified in any copy.

Any other use or distribution of this document is prohibited without the prior express permission of ACM, SIGAda, and APIWG.

You use this document on the condition that you indemnify and hold harmless ACM, its corporate officers and employees, SIGAda, APIWG, all its Subgroups, and all their officers and memberships, from any and all liability or damages to yourself or your hardware or software, or third parties, including attorneys' fees, court costs, and other related costs and expenses, arising out of your use of this document irrespective of the cause of said liability.

ACM MAKES THIS DOCUMENT AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, CAPABILITY, EFFICIENCY MERCHANTABILITY, OR FUNCTIONING OF THIS DOCUMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL ACM BE LIABLE FOR ANY GENERAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF ACM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.