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Thalassa CMS copyright and licensing

Thalassa CMS is written by Andrey Vikt. Stolyarov a.k.a. Croco, and it is copyrighted. The first publicly available version was published in 2023.

Thalassa CMS is available under the terms and conditions of the Croco's Individualistic Free Software License.

In a nutshell: this software is "free as in freedom" for you as long as you act as an individual (human being, a real existing person), NOT as any organization's employee or representative, but on your own name and on your own behalf. For organizations, and, generally, for any non-individual entities, the software is only "free as in free beer", which means they can use it in its unmodified form, but distribution and modification are not allowed, and the source code can only be used to build the executable binaries, but for no other purposes. Furthermore, the license automatically terminates if the copyright is partially assigned to a non-individual entity in any way, so only individuals are allowed to hold copyrights on parts of the software.

In both cases, it doesn't matter whether you do any commerce or not; all that "profit vs. non-profit" crap is irrelevant here, the only thing that matters is whether you are a human being or not. All physically existing human beings, provided that they act on their own names in their own interests, are allowed to get this software, learn and modify its sources, run it for any purposes, redistribute it in both original or modified form; certain conditions apply here (including the obligation to distribute the software only under exactly the same license and to publish modified sources openly on Internet before the modified version is given to any third party in any form), but generally you, as individial, are granted all permissions which free software fans prefer to call "software freedoms" (it is doubtful if these are really "freedoms", but, well, you do have them anyway).

In contrast, for various organizatins of any kind, companies, corporations, legal entities, be they profit or non-profit, governmental or private, formal or informal, as well as for any teams, groups, workgroups, consortiums, commitees, political parties, churches, foundations, movements, and, briefly speaking, for any subject you can name which is not an individual physically existing human being, this software is only "free as in free beer", meaning that the source code may only be used (by all these "end-users") in its original unchanged form to compile the binaries (and not for any other purpose), and the binaries can only be installed by end-users on their own computers, but the software can NOT be modified in any way, no derived works can be made out of it, and it can NOT be distributed nor anyhow transferred to any third parties, neither in original nor in modified form, and specially not as a part of any larger whole. The same applies to any individual who (right here and now) is acting on behalf of any non-individual entity, including any organizations' or groups' employees and representatives acting as such. Certainly such individuals can execute the full power of permissions granted by the license to individuals, but only when they act on their own name (for people employed by any organizations — when they are out of duty).

It is important that an individual who performs some work for an organization or other entity, but is not employed by that organization/entity, such as a freelancer or any other self-employed person, as well as a volunteer, is not considered to be "acting on behalf" of the entity, unless the nature of the work being done implies to act on the entity's behalf (as it is for attorneys, various agents and the like). So, an independent individual programmer may modify this software as requested by an end-user, both free and for a fee, and end-users may contract independent individuals for this kind of work, provided that these individuals don't become the end-user's employees, AND that all other conditions of the license are met, such as that the modifications are openly published on Internet before the end-user receives them, the copyright on any parts of the software remains with the author(s) and is not transferred to the end-user (nor to any other non-individual holders), the modified versions of the software come under the same license, etc.

The full official text of the license follows. Please note this is a draft version which is likely to change, so later releases of Thalassa CMS will be covered by later (and hopefully mature) versions of the license.

                                                   Andrey "Croco" Stolyarov
                                                        Cetinje, Montenegro
                                                             April 04, 2024

               version 0.240404;  draft, subject to change

                            Redistribution of this document is unlimited,
                            but any modified version must have a completely
                            different title so as to make it impossible to
                            confuse the modified version for the original

== 0. Informal preamble (non-normative)

Many years ago Richard Stallman started the Free Software movement.  Being
a huge step in obviously right direction, the software freedom as defined
by Stallman (and the movement) has proven to be insufficient for a software
user to be really free.

Even if you have the full source code of a certain program, the permission
to modify it in whatever manner you want and even the knowledge of a good
programmer needed to perform such modifications, it all gives you no real
freedom (and actually remains completely useless for you) if the program in
question is complicated enough so only large corporations have sufficient
resources to actually modify it.  Furthermore, in a vast majority of
real-world cases, such complicateness is not needed for anything really
useful, but, again, corporations invent more and more complicated hardware,
network protocols and data formats, having only one real goal: to make
independent software developers unable to deal with all that mess.

Corporations tend to infiltrate their representatives into various
non-profit organizations related to free software, as well as to control
such organizations by funding them.  The old good principle ``if you can't
beat them, join them'' is well-known to all these corporate people.  All
these processes have nothing to do with any freedom.

For decades, GNU GPL was known as the most restrictive license for free
software.  This License, titled as Croco's Individualistic Free Software
License, is far more restrictive as actually it limits most of its
permissions to individuals, only allowing any non-individual entities to
run the licensed software on their computers, unmodified, but not to modify
nor to redistribute the sotware.  And this license has a ``viral nature''
just like GNU GPL does: if any piece of the code of a program is licensed
with this license, the whole program must be licensed with the same
license, too.

Freedom is for individuals.  And individuals are for freedom.

And one more thing: this license demands any source code to be published
openly on Internet before any distribution of the software takes place,
meaning that any source code of any program that is used by anyone else
than the author, must be made available not only to the users but to the
general public.  There is no point for individuals to keep their sources
private, unless there's something very bad or even criminal inside.  For
corporations, the things are different, but it's their problem.

== 1. The scope of the license

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== 2. Warranty disclaimer



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== 7. Copyright policy for modifications made to the Work

 7.1. Separate objects for different copyright status and different
      licensing policies

Any software source code, being considered as a copyrighted work, is merely
a text that consists of files, and each file can have its own copyright
holder, or several of them.  For the purpose of this policy it is assumed
that no parts of a single file can be copyrighted separately, although the
copyright law allows even that.  However, should someone for any reason
want to place a separate copyright on the one's code which is a part of a
larger file, there are no technical obstacles to move the code in question
into a separate file and place the copyright on that file.

A complete program, as long as it is represented as the source code, may
also be considered as consisting of its main part and the code libraries.
For the purpose of this policy, a library is always a set of files clearly
separated from the rest of the code, logically integrated as a whole and
self-containing in the sense that it must be clearly shown that the library
can be, as a whole, used in other (unrelated) programs just as good as it
is used in this particular program.  For instance, a library can not and
must not depend on any code that resides in the main part of the program;
it is also strongly discouraged (but still allowed) to let libraries depend
on each other.

The important thing about libraries is that each of the libraries used in a
program can effectively have its own licensing policy.  Sometimes this
affects the whole program, even in its binary representation, in the sense
that the program must display the copyright status for the library along
with any copyright notices displayed for the program itself.  For example,
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that contain the object code of libraries licensed under it, but doesn't
require it for the case when the library in question is linked in runtime
as a dynamically-loadable library.  This practice encourages the use of
dynamic linking, which is questionable.  For the most of permissive free
software licenses, however, this is not the case; for many libraries, their
licensing policy doesn't impose any conditions regarding how the whole
program must behave.

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The permissions given in this section of the License don't depend on the
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 7.4. Clearly separated libraries

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identifiable sections (sets of source files) that can be reasonably
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the code sections as separate code libraries, with their own copyright and
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== 8. Conditions for distribution of derived Works

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the source or in binary form, the party (full licensee) who intends to
perform the distribution, must publish the source code of the Work on
Internet, openly, and the conditions defined in the section 9 of this
License must be met for such publication.

== 9. Conditions for publishing the source code of the Work being

Before any distribution of the Work covered by this License starts, the
complete source code of the Work must be published on Internet, fulfilling
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 c) the access to the published source code must be provided with either
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It is in most cases legally impossible to disallow anyone to transfer their
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== 11. Prohibition of the distribution in case it is legally impossible to
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If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent
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then as a consequence the licensee may not distribute the Work at all.

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and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.

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