A. No Warranty
THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
ChaosPro (c) 1995-2004 Martin Pfingstl
B. ChaosPro is...
Well, ChaosPro is Freeware.
I do not degrade ChaosPro in any way. If you have ChaosPro, you have the full version, no 60 day trial version or something like that.
Use it as long and as much as you wish. Create beautiful images with ChaosPro, sell them, have fun. You may do that without having to pay me. Images created with ChaosPro are copyright to by you, not me.
But please note: You must not sell ChaosPro. Everybody should get ChaosPro for almost nothing (well, except download costs or CD-ROM-collection costs).
It would please me a lot if this program is well received and becomes popular.
Of course it would be nice to get some money for it, but fractal programs typically are not used on a regular basis, they are used more as a hobby and don't help you do your daily job.
For this reason, even if you like the program a lot,you might be reluctant to have to pay for it
Note: ChaosPro V2.0 was shareware, but the users were not obliged to pay. The reason why I declared ChaosPro as shareware was the following: I do not know how courts handle freeware.
In order to avoid any possible legal action some companies take ChaosPro, reverse engineer the code and then resell it under their label, claiming that everybody can simply take ownership of freeware products.
Well, if you want a name for this, then I would say: copyrighted freeware.