At IOPSYS Software Solutions we pride ourselves with being an open source company and a supporter of the open source software community. A key element of any open source software is the right to modify, copy and redistribute the software, subject to the terms and conditions of the respective license agreements and/or copyright permissions, such as the GNU General Public License (“GPL”). In accordance with relevant licenses IOPSYS grants third parties the right to modify, copy and redistribute its open source software under the GPL, but third parties are not allowed to use IOPSYS trademarks without IOPSYS written permission. IOPSYS lives by the open source model as shown by releasing software developed by us under open source licenses.
Copyright law protects original works of authorship. IOPSYS owns the copyright in the software it develops. The IOPSYSWRT SDK consists of hundreds of software modules, some developed by IOPSYS and other developed by the open source community members. In the modules or code developed outside IOPSYS the authors hold the copyrights. The combined work product that represents IOPSYSWRT SDK is a collective work which has been organized by IOPSYS, and IOPSYS holds the copyright to that collective work. IOPSYS then grants permission to others to copy, modify and redistribute that collective work. To grant this permission IOPSYS typically uses GPL version 2. Although software licensed under the GPL is open source software, IOPSYS retains ownership of the copyright of its collective work. If someone infringes the GPL regarding that collective work, IOPSYS, as the copyright owner and licensor of that collective work, has legal authority to enforce the GPL against the infringer.
Publishing & distributing IOPSYS Software That Has Been Modified
As a licensee under the GPL and other applicable licenses, you may make modifications to the software contained in the IOPSYSWRT SDK and may distribute the revised product in accordance with the terms of the licenses. In order to do this, you must follow these guidelines: 1. You must comply with all applicable licenses for the software and the guidelines in this document. 2. You may not name or brand your product IOPSYS or IOPSYSWRT or use the IOPSYS trademarks in any way without the written consent of IOPSYS.