IRC Services Manual

Appendix C. Using Services code in other programs

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IRC Services is distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (please read the license for the exact terms, of which this section is only a summary). Under this license, you may distribute Services either as-is or modified, either for free or for profit, with the following limitations:

This is particularly important to keep in mind for programs which use code from Services, which includes not only derivative programs distributed under a different name but any program that uses code from any part of Services. Under the GNU General Public License, if you use code from Services in another program and distribute the other program with the Services code in it, then the other program is considered a "derivative work" of Services and must be distributed under the terms above. If this is not acceptable to you, you have three options:

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