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Whonix ™ is a trademark. See Whonix ™ Trademark Policy.
Conditions for Contributions to Whonix ™
ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP, who has funded and run the Whonix ™ project since the beginning, and who has contributed the majority of Whonix ™ specific code would like to have a right to redistribute parts of this code under proprietary licenses.
That’s why we ask every developer who contributes code to Whonix ™ project to transfer copyright to ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP and permission to reuse the code under a different license. Our Terms of Service apply.
Whonix ™ is a compilation of software packages, each under its own license.
The compilation is made available the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version with additional terms applicable per GNU GPL version 3 section 7.
The license can be refereed to as
For considerations - which however are not part of the license - why this license was chosen, see our wiki page Dev/Licensing.
Copyright: 2012 - 2021 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP <firstname.lastname@example.org> License: GPL-3+-with-additional-terms-1 This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. . This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. . You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/ [archive]>. . On Debian systems, the full text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'. . ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE per GNU GPL version 3 section 7 . 1. Replacement of Section 15. Section 15 of the GPL shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: . 15. Disclaimer of Warranty. . THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE AND MERCHANTABILITY. THE PROGRAM IS BEING DELIVERED OR MADE AVAILABLE 'AS IS', 'WITH ALL FAULTS' AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. . 2. Replacement of Section 16. Section 16 of the GPL shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: . 16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. . UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MODIFIES AND/OR CONVEYS THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM OR OTHER DEALINGS WITH THE PROGRAM(INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), WHETHER OR NOT ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR SUCH OTHER PARTY RECEIVES NOTICE OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES COULD HAVE BEEN FORESEEN. . 3. LEGAL NOTICES; NO TRADEMARK LICENSE; ORIGIN. You must reproduce faithfully all trademark, copyright and other proprietary and legal notices on any copies of the Program or any other required author attributions. This license does not grant you rights to use any copyright holder or any other party's name, logo, or trademarks. Neither the name of the copyright holder or its affiliates, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys the Program may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. The origin of the Program must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original Program. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original Program. . 4. INDEMNIFICATION. IF YOU CONVEY A COVERED WORK AND AGREE WITH ANY RECIPIENT OF THAT COVERED WORK THAT YOU WILL ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR THAT COVERED WORK, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS THE OTHER LICENSORS AND AUTHORS OF THAT COVERED WORK FOR ANY DAMAGES, DEMANDS, CLAIMS, LOSSES, CAUSES OF ACTION, LAWSUITS, JUDGMENTS EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND EXPENSES) OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY ARISING FROM, RELATED TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ASSUMPTIONS OF LIABILITY.
For the following reasons, only the plain text is licensed:
- Illustrative images (See Missing Libre Illustrative Images [archive] for examples) are not copyrighted by Whonix ™.
- Some screenshots might be Freedom Software licensed by third parties but still not be copyrighted by Whonix ™ or under a Whonix ™ license.
Individual pages utilizing different licenses mention these in the wiki source code. This can be viewed when using the edit function (Actions → Edit) and/or when downloading Whonix ™ wiki source code. Additionally, this is mentioned in the chapter License for applicable wiki pages.
GNU General Public License version 3