Resizer Freedom license

In ImageResizer V4, software published under the Resizer Freedom license is instead provided under the more permissive Apache License 2.0.

Nearly all ImageResizer V4 “Essential Edition” plugins offered by Imazen may be used under the terms of the Apache License 2.0. See LICENSE.md in the project root for details.

In ImageResizer V3, this license is used by the Resizer Core, the 17+ free plugins in the ImageResizer.Plugins.Basic namespace, and the Logging plugin.

License summary:

No restrictions, except you can't use my own code to compete with my own products.

Permitted actions

  • Usage
  • Modification
  • Redistribution
  • Sub-licensing (but the original license must be included with the source and binaries)
  • Hosting providers may install as a shared library (in the GAC) on their servers.

An exact copy of the MIT license, but with one extra condition (in bold).

If you purchased an Enterprise license read those terms instead. If you comply with them, you're automatically complying with this license.

License Terms

Copyright (c) 2012 Imazen

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

  2. Sale, public distribution, marketing, and publishing of derivative works are not permitted if those works directly and primarily compete with previously published product offerings of the authors (Imazen LLC and Nathanael Jones).

To comply with this clause, compare the purpose of your derived product to the purpose of each of the products listed on http://imageresizing.net/ and http://imazen.io. If the purpose or marketing of the products are similar, then you should contact support@imageresizing.net for written clarification and permission (provided free of charge).

An example prohibited action would be selling a derived version of the ImageResizer which included a disk caching plugin (since that behavior is provided by an pre-existing plugin). If you are the 'first to market', however, you do not have to worry about retroactively being in violation of the license.

This no-backstabbing clause is included to insure continued maintenance and improvement of the software.

This clause does not apply if the author is deceased, or if said products are no longer offered or maintained (reverting to the standard MIT license).

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.