Open Source Software
Open Source Software
Your Gigaset device includes Open Source software that is subject to various license conditions. With regard to Open
Source software, the granting of usage rights that go beyond the operation of the device in the form supplied by
Gigaset Communications GmbH is governed by the relevant license conditions of the Open Source software. The cor-
responding licence conditions can be found below in their original version.
The respective license texts regularly contain limitations of liability with regard to the relevant licensor of Open Source
Software. The exclusion of liability for the LGPL Version 2.1, for example, reads as follows:
„This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Pub-
lic License for more details.”
The liability of Gigaset Communications GmbH remains unaffected by this.
Licence and copyright information
Your Gigaset unit includes Open Source software which is subject to the GNU General Public License (GPL) or the GNU
Library/Lesser General Public License (LGPL). The corresponding licence conditions can be found below in their original
version. You can download the corresponding source code from the Internet at www.gigaset.com/opensource. The
appropriate source code can also be requested from Gigaset Communications GmbH at cost price within three years
of purchasing the product. Please use the contact details provided at www.gigaset.com/service.
Licence texts
Version 2.1, February 1999
Copyright (C) 1991, 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
[This is the first released version of the Lesser GPL. It also counts as the successor of the GNU Library Public License,
version 2, hence the version number 2.1.]
The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU
General Public Licenses are intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the
software is free for all its users.
This license, the Lesser General Public License, applies to some specially designated software packages--typically
libraries--of the Free Software Foundation and other authors who decide to use it. You can use it too, but we suggest
you first think carefully about whether this license or the ordinary General Public License is the better strategy to use
in any particular case, based on the explanations below.
When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom of use, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed
to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish);
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To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid distributors to deny you these rights or to ask you to
surrender these rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the
library or if you modify it.
For example, if you distribute copies of the library, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights
that we gave you. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. If you link other code with the
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We protect your rights with a two-step method: (1) we copyright the library, and (2) we offer you this license, which
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To protect each distributor, we want to make it very clear that there is no warranty for the free library. Also, if the library
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so that the original author's reputation will not be affected by problems that might be introduced by others.
Finally, software patents pose a constant threat to the existence of any free program. We wish to make sure that a com-
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Therefore, we insist that any patent license obtained for a version of the library must be consistent with the full freedom
of use specified in this license.
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