Synchronet BBS Software Version 3 is Copyright by Rob Swindell

Synchronet BBS Software (Synchronet) Version 3 is comprised of several documentation, library, executable, and source code files, all of which are covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) with the exception of the following portions covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL): XPDEV, SMBLIB, CIOLIB, UIFC, and XSDK.

What this means is that Synchronet Version 3 is free software in the sense that it is free of price and that you have the freedom to use, modify, and re-distribute the software, provided you pass these rights on to users of modified and/or re-distributed versions of the software (LGPL'ed portions exempted). Synchronet Version 3 also falls under the definition of Open Source software.

Synchronet Version 2 (for DOS and OS/2) and its source code was released to the Public Domain by Digital Dynamics in 1997 and remains Public Domain software today. Synchronet Version 3 is not Public Domain software.

Copyright 2009 Rob Swindell
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