(KILLGPL: Incompatible with Libraries Linked to the GPL) ============================================================================ "Free software" should be just that - free. Extreme copy-left licenses such as the GPL, GPL2, GPL3, etc, and their users have twisted the term "free" to meet their own anti-business, anti-closed source agendas by forcing licensees to relicense their software under the same "viral" terms and by forcing licensees to distribute sources with binary distributions. This license stands in protest of such licenses in an attempt to protect the freedoms that extreme copy-left licenses have been taking away from software developers for far too long. Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software with only one restriction: no part of it may be included in software projects that are distributed under "viral" licensing schemes like those found in the GPL, GPL2, GPL3, etc. There are no further usage restrictions. Licensees are encouraged to use this software in both open and closed source applications, so long as no part of the combined work is licensed under extreme copy-left licenses. The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. Note - this notice does not have to appear in YOUR code, but must remain intact in the parts licensed under the KILLGPL. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.