Common Development And Distribution License


The Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) is an OSI-approved open source license which is used by the OpenDS project, as well as a number of other open source projects including OpenSolaris and OpenSSO.

The CDDL is a file-based license, which means that any changes to files contained in the project need to remain licensed under the CDDL. New files, however, may be licensed under any license chosen by the author (including closed-source licenses). The CDDL is based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL) and includes a patent grant clause so that any technology covered by patents will be granted to other projects using the code.

The CDDL license contents may be found at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cddl1.php. Information about the changes between the CDDL and the MPL may be found at http://www.sun.com/cddl/.

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