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<h2>System.Data.SQLite Copyright</h2>

<p>
All files in the
&quot;<a href="/tree?name=System.Data.SQLite.Linq/SQL+Generation">System.Data.SQLite.Linq/SQL Generation</a>&quot;
directory (within the source tree) are covered by the
<a href="http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl">Microsoft Public License (MS-PL)</a>.
These files end up being compiled into both the &quot;System.Data.SQLite.Linq&quot;
and &quot;System.Data.SQLite.EF6&quot; assemblies.
</p>

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System.Data.SQLite is in the<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain">Public Domain</a>
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<p>
All other code and documentation in System.Data.SQLite has been dedicated to
the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain">public domain</a>
by the authors.
All code authors, and representatives of the companies they work for, have
signed affidavits dedicating their contributions to the public domain and
originals of those signed affidavits are stored in a firesafe at the main
offices of <a href="http://www.hwaci.com">Hwaci</a>.
Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute
the original System.Data.SQLite code, either in source code form or as a
compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
means.
</p>

<h2>Obtaining An Explicit License To Use System.Data.SQLite</h2>

<p>
Even though System.Data.SQLite is in the public domain and does not require
a license, some users want to obtain a license anyway.  Some reasons
for obtaining a license include:
</p>

<ul>
<li> You are using System.Data.SQLite in a jurisdiction that does not recognize
     the public domain.  </li>
<li> You are using System.Data.SQLite in a jurisdiction that does not recognize
     the right of an author to dedicate their work to the public
     domain. </li>
<li> You want to hold a tangible legal document
     as evidence that you have the legal right to use and distribute
     System.Data.SQLite. </li>
<li> Your legal department tells you that you have to purchase a license.
     </li>
</ul>

<p>
If you feel like you really have to purchase a license for System.Data.SQLite,
<a href="http://www.hwaci.com/">Hwaci</a>, the company that employs
the architect and principal developers of System.Data.SQLite, will
<a href="http://www.hwaci.com/cgi-bin/license-step1">sell you
one</a>.
</p>

<h2>Contributed Code</h2>

<p>
In order to keep System.Data.SQLite completely free and unencumbered by
copyright, all new contributors to the System.Data.SQLite code base are asked
to dedicate their contributions to the public domain.
If you want to send a patch or enhancement for possible inclusion in the
System.Data.SQLite source tree, please accompany the patch with the following
statement:
</p>

<blockquote><i>
The author or authors of this code dedicate any and all copyright interest
in this code to the public domain.  We make this dedication for the benefit
of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors.
We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in
perpetuity of all present and future rights to this code under copyright law.
</i></blockquote>

<p>
We are not able to accept patches or changes to
System.Data.SQLite that are not accompanied by a statement such as the above.
In addition, if you make
changes or enhancements as an employee, then a simple statement such as the
above is insufficient.  You must also send by surface mail a copyright release
signed by a company officer.
A signed original of the copyright release should be mailed to:</p>

<blockquote>
Hwaci<br>
6200 Maple Cove Lane<br>
Charlotte, NC 28269<br>
USA
</blockquote>

<p>
A template copyright release is available
in <a href="https://www.sqlite.org/copyright-release.pdf">PDF</a> or
<a href="https://www.sqlite.org/copyright-release.html">HTML</a>.
You can use this release to make future changes.
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