Synesis Software Standard Source License (SSSSL)

Last Updated: 6th November 2006
Applies to: Source Code.

The Synesis Software Standard Source License (SSSSL) provides software source code to the development community free-of-charge, providing that any user does not claim ownership, nor charge for this software, for inclusion in commercial and non-commercial software developments. No warranties of any kind are provided.

The SSSSL is similar to the post-22nd July 1999 modified version of the BSD license, but applies to source code only and does not, therefore, require any accompanying license information to any products built using such source code. In this sense the SSSL is equivalent to the SSSPL without clause (ii).

Typical applications of this license are:  
  • Any commercial developments
  • Any non-commercial developments
  • To use the SSSSL, include in a prominent place (such as the start of the source file) the license template given below, substituting the date for DATE, your name or organisation (or both) for PROVIDER and, optionally, your contact information (usually email and web-address) for CONTACT. In using this license you are granting users the right to use and modify the software, but it remains in all forms and at all times your property as the original provider.

    Synesis Software Standard Source License, version 1.1:

    Copyright (C) DATE, PROVIDER.

    All rights reserved.


    Redistribution and use in source form, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    (i) Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice and contact information, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

    (ii) Any derived versions of this software (howsoever modified) remain the sole property of PROVIDER.

    (iii) Any derived versions of this software (howsoever modified) remain subject to all these conditions.

    (iv) Neither the name of PROVIDER nor the names of any subdivisions, employees or agents of PROVIDER, nor the names of any other contributors to this software may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

    This source code is provided by PROVIDER "as is" and any warranties, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the PROVIDER 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, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.