Rights

The KeenerTech.com site includes a number of software projects and useful documents that the creators would like to share with the public. Our goals in providing open source works are to provide benefits back to the open source community while also achieving some sort of recognition for our efforts.

While we want to share some of our works with the public, it's important to protect the rights of the original creators when sharing works of potential value. Fortunately, the open source community long ago recognized this problem and provides a variety of carefully designed licenses that promote sharing while protecting rights to the works being distributed.

Open Source Software

Creative Commons - GNU Lesser General Public License (CC-GNU LGPL) We distribute our software under the terms of the Creative Commons - GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later. Click on the icon to the right to view the Creative Commons web page describing this license in layman's terms; that page also includes a link to the full legal text of the license. Note that the CC-GNU LPGL license is the one that permits use of open source software in commercial works as long as attribution and license information for the original work is preserved and any changes to the open source software component are made available to the public.

Open Source Documents

Creative Commons License Our open documents are licensed under a “Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.” Click on the icon to the right to view the Creative Commons web page describing this license in layman's terms; that page also includes a link to the full legal text of the license.

Waivers

You shouldn't just assume that the creators are jealously protective of their rights and will never grant waivers for any license restrictions. Go to our Contact page and send us an email.

If we grant you a waiver, our rule of thumb is that "if you make money off our works because of the waiver, then so do we." But we also have a long history of supporting charities, non-profit organizations and other worthy causes. Being able to "feel good" about helping a worthy charity can also be a form of payment.

So, send us an email if you think you need a waiver of some kind. We might say "No," but then again, we might not.