MIT Open Source License - webOS-Patches
By submitting your patch via the webOS-Patches Upload Form, committing it to the Gitorious.org/webos-internals/modifications repository or posting it to the webOS-Internals Wiki, you, the submitter, explicitly agree you are either the original author of the patch or have the right to submit the patch under the MIT Open Source License. Further, by submitting via the above methods you automatically agree the patch will be licensed under the MIT Open Source License. This is to allow Palm to use the patches as-is to incorporate them into future webOS releases. At this time, patches that are not licensed under the MIT Open Source License can not be included for distribution in the webOS-Patches feed which is used by Preware, WebOS Quick Install and PreLoad.
Note that the AutoPatch technology used in the packaging of patches for the webOS-Patches feed is GNU GPL v2 licensed, which means that closed source patch authors cannot use it to produce patches that are compatible with the Emergency Patch Recover tool.
Also note that combining an MIT Open Source License licensed patch with GNU GPL v2 Open Source licensed AutoPatch technology into an ipkg file does not change the MIT licensing of the original patch file (so Palm can still use it as they please), but does ensure the free redistribution of the ipkg file which contains the patch.
A copy of the license will be stored with each patch file. Further, the license requires that the copyright notice of the original author of the patch (and the authors of any modifications or improvements) must never be removed.
The license terms are as follows:
Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.