Fawkes License

Fawkes is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2 or (at your option) any later version. Additionally a specific runtime exception applies to suit needs in the academic environment where Fawkes was initially developed. The general intention of the exception is to allow the distribution of binary plugins that can run in an unmodified Fawkes version. If you distribute a modified Fawkes the obligations of the GPL apply. The reasoning behind this is to support researchers that want to give away code to let others test the approach before the approach has been published.

Runtime Exception

Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules is making a combined work based on this library. Thus, the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License cover the whole combination. As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give you permission to link this library with independent modules to produce an executable, regardless of the license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and distribute the resulting executable under terms of your choice, provided that you also meet, for each linked independent module, the terms and conditions of the license of that module. An independent module is a module which is not derived from or based on this library. If you modify this library, you may extend this exception to your version of the library, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version. Additionally if other files instantiate templates or use macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile this file and link it with other files to produce an executable, this file does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU General Public License.