LOST compilation/ programs
Copyright and Licensing
Individual LOST snippets have no copyrights. They have been collated from man
pages, software documentation or developed after experimentation (if undocumented).
However the compilation and the term LOST (GNU/ Linux-One-Stanza-Tips) itself is
licensed under GFDL to The LOST Project. The copyrights of the scripts/ programs
are held by the individual authors, and are distributed as per licenses stated
These documents/ programs/ scripts are free software; you can redistribute them
and/ or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as Published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License or any later version
(as applicable). See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html for details.
These documents/ programs/ scripts are distributed with the hope that they will be
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY with out even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License
for more details.
All individual snippets have a credit bar having the e-mail id of the contributor.
Since the information itself is from documents and software already holding various
licenses, no other credits are claimed for the snippets themselves. The credit bar
should NOT be interpreted as copyright, merely an acknowledgement for the contribution.
Hosting and broadcasting
There are no objections to anybody hosting and popularising the LOST snippets since it
meets the common end of GNU/ Linux awareness and spreading of the usage of GNU/ Linux.
However, the following must strictly be complied with:
- The spirit of GNU/ GPL is not compromised in any way.
- There will be no alterations to form/ content as envisaged in the above licences.
The section between the two colons ":" at top and bottom to be the limits of each
- LOST snippets CANNOT be used for commercial purposes, which would include use of the
term LOST for advertising or sale in any form as LOST ... The tarballs may be bundled
without change in form on any CD/ distro/ magazine or web-site under terms of GPL and
- A mirror of the tarballs, without ANY changes to the form or content of the original
tarballs is welcome.
- LOSTs are NOT to be used as a vehicle for spamming ... by appending to them for personal/