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CScout: The C Refactoring Browser

The CScout Refactoring Browser
(c) Copyright 2003-2009 Diomidis Spinelllis, Athens, Greece.

Portions Copyright (c) 1989, 1990 James A. Roskind.
Portions Copyright (c) 1996-1999 by Internet Software Consortium.
Portions Copyright (c) 1995 by International Business Machines, Inc.
Portions derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm.
Portions Copyright (c) 1992 Henry Spencer.
Portions Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 The Regents of the University of California.
CScout includes the SWILL (Simple Web Interface Link Library) library written by David Beazley and Sotiria Lampoudi. Copyright (c) 1998-2002 University of Chicago. SWILL is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 available online.
Includes code written by Jim Gillogly, Phil Karn, and Henry Spencer.

The free unsupported CScout version is distributed under the CScout Public License. It allows free use of CScout for analyzing and modifying free/Open Source software.

For using CScout on non-free/proprietary software, the CScout supported version and associated license are available. The supported version comes with a normal commercial software license, with none of the special restrictions of this license.


Copyright (C) 2003-2009 Diomidis Spinelllis, Athens, Greece.
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute this license document.

The intent of this license is to establish freedom to use, share, and change the software regulated by this license under the open source model.

This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the copyright holder saying that it is covered by the terms of the CSCOUT Public License version 1.0. Such software is herein referred to as the Software. This license covers modification and distribution of the Software and the use of the Software for the development and maintenance of free software.

Granted Rights

1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this license. Whole or partial distribution or use of the Software in any form or way signifies acceptance of this license.

2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided that the entire package, including - but not restricted to - copyright, trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the initial developer of the Software, is distributed under this license.

3. You may make modifications to the Software's source code and distribute your modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:

a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in the Software.

b. When modifications to the Software are released under this license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of the initial developer.

c. The machine-executable (compiled) parts of the Software shall not be modified.

4. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to analyze and modify application programs, libraries, or other software legally developed by you or by others provided that when these items are distributed in any form you satisfy following requirements:

a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of these items are also able to receive and use the complete machine-readable source code to the items without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer.

b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in both machine-executable and source code forms. The recipients must be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.

c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items, then you must supply one.

5. You acknowledge and accept the fact that the Software may contain technical measures to enforce parts of this license (such as providing the public with a browsable version of the code you are analyzing, and the transmission of workspace-related data) and agree not to interfere with these measures.

6. The work contains materials distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPL). Under the terms of the LGPL you may modify the work for your own use and reverse engineer it for debugging such modifications. Furthermore, you may obtain the materials specified in Subsection 6a of the LGPL by sending email to the Software's author, specifying the Software's processor architecture and operating system for which these materials are required.

Limitations of Liability

In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be liable for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to - lost revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides otherwise.

No Warranty


Choice of Law

This license is governed by the Laws of Greece. Disputes shall be settled by the Courts of Athens.

Differences between the unsupported free version and the supported version licence and software

Free / Unsupported Version Supported Version
Distributed under the CScout public license. Distributed under a commercial software license and a support contract.
Shall only be used on open source software. Can be used on proprietary software.
Unsupported. Includes 8 hours of email-based installation and configuration support and two years of free software updates.
After a large workspace is processed, the workspace is registered for public browsing at CScout's Web site. Project metrics are sent to the Web site and recorded for statistical processing. Web communication is only performed for validating the software's license. No details other than the host's name and IP address are communicated.
Can only be run on machines with a direct connection to the Internet. A proxy host and port can be specified for connecting to the CScout registration and licensing server.
The entire Internet is allowed read-only access to the CScout server. Access is regulated by a fully configurable access control list, defaulting to localhost-only access.
Only users on the local host are allowed read-write access to the server. Read-write access through specified remote hosts is possible.
Includes SQL back-end.
Includes C source obfuscation back-end.
Includes support for browse-only multiuser operation and an access log.