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You may use the Forge project under the terms of either the BSD License or the
GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
The BSD License is recommended for most projects. It is simple and easy to
understand and it places almost no restrictions on what you can do with the
If the GPL suits your project better you are also free to use Forge under
You don't have to do anything special to choose one license or the other and
you don't have to notify anyone which license you are using. You are free to
use this project in commercial projects as long as the copyright header is
If you are a commercial entity and use this set of libraries in your
commercial software then reasonable payment to Digital Bazaar, if you can
afford it, is not required but is expected and would be appreciated. If this
library saves you time, then it's saving you money. The cost of developing
the Forge software was on the order of several hundred hours and tens of
thousands of dollars. We are attempting to strike a balance between helping
the development community while not being taken advantage of by lucrative
commercial entities for our efforts.
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