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key
libwebsockets-exception
short_name
libwebsockets exception to LGPL 2.1
name
libwebsockets exception to LGPL 2.1
category
Copyleft Limited
owner
lws-team
homepage_url
https://github.com/warmcat/libwebsockets/blob/master/LICENSE
notes
composite
is_exception
True
spdx_license_key
LicenseRef-scancode-libwebsockets-exception
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minimum_coverage
70
standard_notice
Libwebsockets and included programs are provided under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL) 2.1, with the following exceptions: 1) Any reference, whether in these modifications or in the GNU Library General Public License 2.1, to this License, these terms, the GNU Lesser Public License, GNU Library General Public License, LGPL, or any similar reference shall refer to the GNU Library General Public License 2.1 as modified by these paragraphs 1) through 4). 2) Static linking of programs with the libwebsockets library does not constitute a derivative work and does not require the author to provide source code for the program, use the shared libwebsockets libraries, or link their program against a user-supplied version of libwebsockets. If you link the program to a modified version of libwebsockets, then the changes to libwebsockets must be provided under the terms of the LGPL in sections 1, 2, and 4. 3) You do not have to provide a copy of the libwebsockets license with programs that are linked to the libwebsockets library, nor do you have to identify the libwebsockets license in your program or documentation as required by section 6 of the LGPL. However, programs must still identify their use of libwebsockets. The following example statement can be included in user documentation to satisfy this requirement: "[program] is based in part on the work of the libwebsockets project (https://libwebsockets.org)" 4) Some sources included have their own, more liberal licenses, or options to get original sources with the liberal terms. Original liberal license retained - lib/sha-1.c - 3-clause BSD license retained, link to original - win32port/zlib - ZLIB license (see zlib.h) - lib/mbedtls_wrapper - Apache 2.0 (only built if linked against mbedtls) Relicensed to libwebsocket license - lib/base64-decode.c - relicensed to LGPL2.1+SLE, link to original - lib/daemonize.c - relicensed from Public Domain to LGPL2.1+SLE, link to original Public Domain version Public Domain (CC-zero) to simplify reuse - test-apps/*.c - test-apps/*.h - lwsws/* ------ end of exceptions
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license_text
Libwebsockets and included programs are provided under the terms of the GNU
Library General Public License (LGPL) 2.1, with the following exceptions:

1) Any reference, whether in these modifications or in the GNU
Library General Public License 2.1, to this License, these terms, the
GNU Lesser Public License,  GNU Library General Public License, LGPL, or
any similar reference shall refer to the GNU Library General Public
License 2.1 as modified by these paragraphs 1) through 4).

2) Static linking of programs with the libwebsockets library does not
constitute a derivative work and does not require the author to provide 
source code for the program, use the shared libwebsockets libraries, or
link their program against a user-supplied version of libwebsockets.

If you link the program to a modified version of libwebsockets, then the
changes to libwebsockets must be provided under the terms of the LGPL in
sections 1, 2, and 4.

3) You do not have to provide a copy of the libwebsockets license with
programs that are linked to the libwebsockets library, nor do you have to
identify the libwebsockets license in your program or documentation as
required by section 6 of the LGPL.

However, programs must still identify their use of libwebsockets. The
following example statement can be included in user documentation to
satisfy this requirement:

"[program] is based in part on the work of the libwebsockets  project
(https://libwebsockets.org)"

4) Some sources included have their own, more liberal licenses, or options
to get original sources with the liberal terms.

Original liberal license retained

  - lib/sha-1.c         - 3-clause BSD license retained, link to original
  - win32port/zlib      - ZLIB license (see zlib.h)
  - lib/mbedtls_wrapper - Apache 2.0 (only built if linked against mbedtls)

Relicensed to libwebsocket license

  - lib/base64-decode.c - relicensed to LGPL2.1+SLE, link to original
  - lib/daemonize.c     - relicensed from Public Domain to LGPL2.1+SLE,
                          link to original Public Domain version

Public Domain (CC-zero) to simplify reuse

  - test-apps/*.c
  - test-apps/*.h
  - lwsws/*

------ end of exceptions