Protect your work with the ProTech Restricted Software License

protect your work… use the ProTech Restricted Software License

developed by ProTech IT solutions, this license prevents unauthorised distribution and code editing.

add this to your LICENSE.md:

              ProTech Restricted Software License
                         version 1.0

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Definitions.
“This License” refers to version 3 of the ProTech Restricted Software License

“Copyright” also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of works, such as semiconductor masks.

“The Program” refers to any copyrightable work licensed under this License. Each licensee is addressed as “you”. “Licensees” and “recipients” may be individuals or organizations.

To “modify” a work means to copy from or adapt all or part of the work in a fashion requiring copyright permission, other than the making of an exact copy. The resulting work is called a “modified version” of the earlier work or a work “based on” the earlier work.

A “covered work” means either the unmodified Program or a work based on the Program.

To “propagate” a work means to do anything with it that, without permission, would make you directly or secondarily liable for infringement under applicable copyright law, except executing it on a computer or modifying a private copy. Propagation includes copying, distribution (with or without modification), making available to the public, and in some countries other activities as well.

To “convey” a work means any kind of propagation that enables other parties to make or receive copies. Mere interaction with a user through a computer network, with no transfer of a copy, is not conveying.

An interactive user interface displays “Appropriate Legal Notices” to the extent that it includes a convenient and prominently visible feature that (1) displays an appropriate copyright notice, and (2) tells the user that there is no warranty for the work (except to the extent that warranties are provided), that licensees may convey the work under this License, and how to view a copy of this License. If the interface presents a list of user commands or options, such as a menu, a prominent item in the list meets this criterion.

what does this mean?

this license means that you cannot:

  • edit the code
  • distribute for profit
  • sell it off as your own

attributions

you can redistribute this for its original price if you give some sort of attribution
to its original creator.

what can I do with this?

this is our way of declaring this officially as open-source, so you can:

  • view the code
  • redistribute for it’s original price

it is unfinished but will grant copyright permissions, not recognised by github or glitch

@17lwinn, I’m moving this to #the-gallery so that more people will notice it!

@khalby786 thanks!

the license is unfinished you must remember i’ll update as soon as i can finish it


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wow, this, is amazing aswell :clap::clap::clap:

this will be used for all software coming from my foundation from now on

@J-Tech-Foundation thank you so much!

feel free to visit the co-creators of this license at @pro-tech on glitch!


you will be notified when version 2.0 comes out, watch this space!