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license - QuantLib License

QuantLib is
    Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 RiskMap srl

    Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003 Nicolas Di Césaré
    Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003 Sadruddin Rejeb

    Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Decillion Pty(Ltd)
    Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Ferdinando Ametrano

    Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 StatPro Italia srl
    Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2007 Neil Firth
    Copyright (C) 2003, 2004 Roman Gitlin
    Copyright (C) 2003 Niels Elken Sønderby
    Copyright (C) 2003 Kawanishi Tomoya

    Copyright (C) 2004 FIMAT Group
    Copyright (C) 2004 M-Dimension Consulting Inc.
    Copyright (C) 2004 Mike Parker
    Copyright (C) 2004 Walter Penschke
    Copyright (C) 2004 Gianni Piolanti
    Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Klaus Spanderen
    Copyright (C) 2004 Jeff Yu

    Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2008 Toyin Akin
    Copyright (C) 2005 Sercan Atalik
    Copyright (C) 2005, 2006 Theo Boafo
    Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007 Piter Dias
    Copyright (C) 2005 Gary Kennedy
    Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007 Joseph Wang
    Copyright (C) 2005 Charles Whitmore

    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Banca Profilo S.p.A.
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Marco Bianchetti
    Copyright (C) 2006 Yiping Chen
    Copyright (C) 2006 Warren Chou
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Cristina Duminuco
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Giorgio Facchinetti
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Chiara Fornarola
    Copyright (C) 2006 Silvia Frasson
    Copyright (C) 2006 Richard Gould
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008 Mark Joshi
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008 Allen Kuo
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008 Roland Lichters
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Katiuscia Manzoni
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 Mario Pucci
    Copyright (C) 2006, 2007 François du Vignaud

    Copyright (C) 2007 Affine Group Limited
    Copyright (C) 2007 Richard Gomes
    Copyright (C) 2007, 2008 Laurent Hoffmann
    Copyright (C) 2007, 2008 Chris Kenyon
    Copyright (C) 2007 Gang Liang

    Copyright (C) 2008 Jose Aparicio
    Copyright (C) 2008 Yee Man Chan
    Copyright (C) 2008 Charles Chongseok Hyun
    Copyright (C) 2008 Paul Farrington
    Copyright (C) 2008 Lorella Fatone
    Copyright (C) 2008 Andreas Gaida
    Copyright (C) 2008 Marek Glowacki
    Copyright (C) 2008 Florent Grenier
    Copyright (C) 2008 Frank Hövermann
    Copyright (C) 2008 Simon Ibbotson
    Copyright (C) 2008 John Maiden
    Copyright (C) 2008 Francesca Mariani
    Copyright (C) 2008 Master IMAFA - Polytech'Nice Sophia -
                       Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
    Copyright (C) 2008 Andrea Odetti
    Copyright (C) 2008 J. Erik Radmall
    Copyright (C) 2008 Maria Cristina Recchioni
    Copyright (C) 2008 Ralph Schreyer
    Copyright (C) 2008 Roland Stamm
    Copyright (C) 2008 Francesco Zirilli

QuantLib includes code taken from Peter Jäckel's book 'Monte Carlo
Methods in Finance'.

QuantLib includes software developed by the University of Chicago,
as Operator of Argonne National Laboratory.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
    this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

    Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
    this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
    and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

    Neither the names of the copyright holders nor the names of the QuantLib
    Group and its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
    derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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CONTRIBUTORS 'AS IS' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
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Comments on Copyright and License

QuantLib is Non-Copylefted Free Software [1] released under the modified BSD License [2] (also know as XFree86-style license).

QuantLib is Open Source [3] because of its license: it is OSI Certified Open Source Software [4]. OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative [5].

The modified BSD License is GPL compatible as confirmed by the Free Software Foundation [6].

This license has been adopted to allow free use of QuantLib and its source, to make QuantLib flourish as a free-software/open-source project. It allows proprietary extensions to be commercialized.

[1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html#Non-CopyleftedFreeSoftware

 [2] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.html

 [3] http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.html

 [4] http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html

 [5] http://www.opensource.org

 [6] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html