We have published a fair amount of source code on the Able Pear Software blog over the past few years, but we neglected to specify any kind of software license to go along with it. We occasionally get asked about an open source license (the UrlEncoding category for
NSDictionaryis particularly popular).
All the code we publish on the Able Pear Blog is free for you to use under a BSD-style license, as is our Autoindigestion tool. We like the simplicity of unrestrictive open source licenses like the BSD and MIT licenses. If you decide to incorporate some of our code into your project or product, we'd love to know. Modern software is so complex, it's simply not practical to write everything from scratch. Many parts of OS X and iOS have their roots in the FreeBSD project, which itself is a descendant of BSD UNIX. Even Microsoft has incorporated some BSD code in Windows.
Here is the Able Pear Software blog open source code license. Adjust the copyright year to match the date on the blog post. (Please note that the full text of the blog is not included in this license, only the source code.)
Copyright (c) 2012, Able Pear Software Inc.
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, 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 binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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