Code Project Open License

The Code Project Open License (CPOL) is a software license published by The Code Project, a community site for software developers. The license is mainly applied to content that is being published on the site. Its main points subject to the terms of the license are:

  • Source Code and Executable Files can be used in commercial applications;
  • Source Code and Executable Files can be redistributed; and
  • Source Code can be modified to create derivative works;
  • No claim of suitability, guarantee, or any warranty whatsoever is provided. The software is provided "as-is";
  • The Article(s) accompanying the Work may not be distributed or republished without the Author's consent.

The license itself grants copyright and patent protection to the developer. The Code Project has a comparison of the CPOL to open-source licenses on their site. Further, the license provides a distinction and clarification between the source code available for download and the source code's author's articles and writings about that content.

The "Open" in the name Code Project Open License refers to the license offering accessibility to the software's source code. The license is not "Open" as defined by the Open Source Initiative because it places restrictions on how the software can be used, such as forbidding its use in illegal, immoral or improper material as well as a prohibition on commercial distribution of the code in isolation.

The CPOL is strictly for source code that is gratis, but is not recognized as a free or open license by the Free Software Foundation due to the restrictions within the CPOL forbidding usage for illegal purposes and the restrictions on selling the code without permission. The license is thus incompatible with the GNU General Public License and some other free software licenses.

Other articles related to "project, projects":

Robert Lenkiewicz - Vagrancy Project
... The Vagrancy Project consisted of several dozen paintings of vagrants and a large book of notes written by the dossers themselves and those involved in their 'care' and ... The format of the 'Project' – combining thematically linked paintings with the publication of research notes and the collected observations of the sitters – was to be used consistently throughout ... Projects such as Mental Handicap (1976), Old Age (1979) and Death (1982) followed the one on vagrancy as Lenkiewicz continued to examine the lives of ostracised, hidden sections of the community ...
Joseph Kittinger
... He is most famous for his participation in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior, in 1960 setting the record longest skydive, from a height greater than 31 ... In 2012, at the age of 84, he participated in the Red Bull Stratos project as capsule communicator, directing Felix Baumgartner on his record-breaking 39 kilometres (24 mi ...
Microsoft Access - History - Project Cirrus
... After the Omega project was scrapped, some of its developers were assigned to the Cirrus project (most were assigned to the team which created Visual Basic) ... there were rumors that the Microsoft project might get replaced with it, but the company decided to develop them in parallel ... It was assumed that the project would make use of Extensible Storage Engine (Jet Blue) but, in the end, only support for Microsoft Jet Database Engine (Jet Red) was provided ...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina - One of America's Best Restored Beaches
... Coastal engineers began the project in 2001 and provided high-quality sand for the beach and created a deeper channel for boaters ... the beach brings to its community the short and long term success of the restoration project and the challenges each community overcame during the course of the ...

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