Zlib-Libpng License (Zlib)

Code License managed by kevin, submitted on 2014/01/04.

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Quick Summary

This license is used for the zlib library and some other open-source libraries/packages. It is very short and very permissive. It requires you to change the name of modified software and contains a sentence removing liability from the authors of the software.

  • Can
  • Commercial Use
    Describes the ability to use the software for commercial purposes.
  • Modify
    Describes the ability to modify the software and create derivatives.
  • Distribute
    Describes the ability to distribute original or modified (derivative) works.

  • Cannot
  • Hold Liable
    Describes the warranty and if the software/license owner can be charged for damages.

  • Must
  • Include Copyright
    Describes whether the original copyright must be retained.
  • Rename
    You must rename or "plainly mark" altered versions as to not misrepresent them as the original software.


Full License Text

The zlib/libpng License Copyright (c)

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.


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