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The spirit of the licenses

All of the documentation and software included on the H-Storm project website (this site) is copyrighted by Andras Tantos and Modular Circuits.

The documents on this website are covered by various licenses, depending on their content, origin, or intent.

Information on H-Storm and µModules in general, like pin-outs, electrical specifications, and so on is free for almost any kind of use, provided that you don’t claim that you created that information. Documents of this kind are covered by a BSD-like license, called H-Storm Open License. According to this license, for example, you can build a gigabit-Ethernet interface card with an H-Storm interface. You can publish the design, if you wish or you can keep it for yourselves if that’s what you like. You can sell it or you can build it into your own bigger solutions. Almost the only thing you can’t do is to claim that H-Storm was your idea. Content falling into this category is either not marked or marked with this symbol: HSOL

There are also designs (schematics, PCB layouts) presented on the this website. These designs are free for non-commercial use i.e. as long as you don’t make any money out of them. You are free to re-build the circuits in their original or in a modified form; you can derive your own design from them. You are not required to publish your work based on these designs but you might do so, again, as long as you don’t make money off of them. If you however would like to ‘productize’ some work based on the designs on this website, you have to get my prior written approval for that. I reserve the right to deny such an approval or request some form of compensation for it, so please contact me at info@modularcircuits.com! This type of information is covered under the H-Storm Non-Commercial License. Content falling into this category is marked with this symbol: HSNCL. Also, any circuit diagram or PCB layout, automatically falls into this category unless marked otherwise.

Source code and binary software presented on this web-page is usually covered under some form of open-license (one of the above two , GPL, LGPL, BSD, etc.) depending on what is the source of the software. The type of license is marked on the web-page by the download link to the particular piece of code and in the source code as well. Information available from this webpage through external links are covered by their respective licenses no matter how they are designated on this webpage.

And as always: if in doubt, ask!

H-Storm Open License (HSOL)

Copyright 2004-2011 Andras Tantos and Modular Circuits. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source or binary forms, or incorporated into a physical (hardware) product, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in any other form must contain in printed or electronical format the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this technology must display the following acknowledgment:
    This product includes H-Storm technology developed by Andras Tantos and Modular Circuits.
  • Neither the name of Andras Tantos or Modular Circuits may be used to endorse or promote products derived from or using this technology without specific prior written permission.

ALL THE INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANDRAS TANTOS, MODULAR CIRCUITS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE OR TECHNOLOGY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

H-Storm Non-Commercial License (HSNCL)

Copyright 2004-2011 Andras Tantos and Modular Circuits. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source or binary forms, or incorporated into a physical (hardware) product, with or without modification, are permitted for non-commercial use only, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • The redistribution doesn’t result in financial gain.
  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in any other form must contain in printed or electronical format the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this technology must display the following acknowledgment:
    This product includes H-Storm technology developed by Andras Tantos and Modular Circuits.
  • Neither the name of Andras Tantos or Modular Circuits may be used to endorse or promote products derived from or using this technology without specific prior written permission.

ALL THE INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANDRAS TANTOS, MODULAR CIRCUITS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE OR TECHNOLOGY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Other licenses

Most of the original information in this website is covered by either of the previous two licenses. Some software, hardware or documentation however on the site may be covered by some other license. For this reason a reference to the most common other licenses are included here. Note that any material that isn’t covered by the HSOL or HSNCL licenses carries its own license. This list is by no means a substitue for those licenses.

The GNU General Public License (GPL):
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL):
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php
BSD License (BSD):
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

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