Synchronet BBS Software Version 3 is Copyrighted 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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