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235 235 236 236 # caveats 237 237 238 238 the main coder, lexi hale, is first and foremost a writer, not a coder. this is a side-project of hers and will remain so unless it picks up a significant amount of attention. 239 239 240 240 while MRs adding support for Windows, OS X, and other operating systems will be gratefully accepted, the maintainer is a Linux and FreeBSD developer, will not be writing such support infrastructure herself, and has limited ability even to vet code for those platforms. 241 241 242 -# license 242 +# legal 243 243 244 -libk is released under the terms of the [GNU AGPLv3](LICENSE). contributors do not relinquish ownership of the code they contribute, but agree to release it under the same terms as the overall project license. 244 +libk is released under the terms of the [EUPL](https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/eupl/eupl-text-eupl-12). at present, contributors do not immediately relinquish ownership of the code they contribute, but agree to release it under the same terms as the overall project license. **however,** contributors agree to relinquish ownership of their code to the official libk development directorate if and when that organization is formally brought into existence by the project founders. the above notwithstanding, under no circumstances may contributors be deprived of credit for contributions which remain in the libk trunk, whether or not they are the legal owners of that code. 245 245 246 -the AGPL may seem like an inappropriately restrictive license for a project with such grandiose ambitions. it is an ideological choice. i selected it because libk is intended very specifically as a contribution to the *free software* community, a community that i hope will continue to grow at the expense of closed-source ecosystems. i have no interest in enabling people or corporations to profit from keeping secrets, especially not with my own free labor (or anyone else's, for that matter). 246 +the EUPL may seem like an inappropriately restrictive license for a project with such grandiose ambitions. it is an ideological choice. we have selected it because libk is intended very specifically as a contribution to the *free software* community, a community that i hope will continue to grow at the expense of closed-source ecosystems. i have no interest in enabling people or corporations to profit from keeping secrets, especially not with my own free labor (or anyone else's, for that matter). 247 247 248 248 if you disagree with this philosophy, you are welcome to continue using libc. 249 249 250 250 # what does the k stand for? 251 251 252 252 nothing. it was chosen in reference to libc - the letter C was part of the original roman alphabet, while K was added later by analogy to the Greek kappa ‹κ›. in my native language, the older letter ‹c› can make a number of different sounds based on context, including [k] and [s], while ‹k› is fairly consistently used for the sound [k]. and for orthographical reasons, [k] is often represented by the digraph ‹ck› - that is, a C followed by a K. hopefully the analogies are obvious. 253 253 254 254 this project has nothing to do with KDE.