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CockroachDB Community License Agreement
Please read this CockroachDB Community License Agreement (the "Agreement")
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the exclusion of all other terms.
1. Definitions. In addition to other terms defined elsewhere in this
Agreement, the terms below have the following meanings.
(a) "CockroachDB" shall mean the SQL database software provided by Cockroach
Labs, including both CockroachDB Community and CockroachDB Enterprise
editions, as defined below.
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CockroachDB, available free of charge at
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(a) License to CockroachDB Community Edition. The License for CockroachDB
Community Edition is the Apache License, Version 2.0 ("Apache License").
The Apache License includes a grant of patent license, as well as
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For clarity, the terms of this Agreement, other than the relevant
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(b) License to CockroachDB Enterprise Edition.
i Grant of Copyright License: Subject to the terms of this Agreement,
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Derivative Works (as defined below) of, publicly display, publicly
perform, sublicense, and distribute CockroachDB Enterprise Edition
for Your business purposes, for so long as You are not in violation
of this Section 2(b) and are current on all payments required by
Section 4 below.
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offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer CockroachDB
Enterprise Edition, where such license applies only to those patent
claims licensable by Licensor that are necessarily infringed by
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offer professional services or support for CockroachDB, which may now or in
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specified by Cockroach Labs when you sign up to receive such
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change the fees at any time with prior written notice; for recurring
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accordance with general industry standards.
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to problems that result from: (i) Your failure to implement updates
issued by Cockroach Labs during the warranty period; (ii) any
alterations or additions (including Enterprise Derivative Works and
Contributions) to CockroachDB not performed by or at the direction of
Cockroach Labs; (iii) failures that are not reproducible by Cockroach
Labs; (iv) operation of CockroachDB Enterprise Edition in violation of
this Agreement or not in accordance with its documentation; (v) failures
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is likely to become, the subject of an injunction, Cockroach Labs may,
at its option, (A) procure for You the right to continue using such
Work, (B) replace or modify such Work so that it becomes non-infringing
without substantially compromising its functionality, or, if (A) and (B)
are not commercially practicable, then (C) terminate Your license to the
allegedly infringing Work and refund to You a prorated portion of the
prepaid and unearned fees for such infringing Work. The foregoing
states the entire liability of Cockroach Labs with respect to
infringement of patents, copyrights, trade secrets or other intellectual
property rights.
(b) Exclusions. The foregoing obligations shall not apply to: (i) Works
modified by any party other than Cockroach Labs (including Enterprise
Derivative Works and Contributions), if the alleged infringement relates
to such modification, (ii) Works combined or bundled with any products,
processes or materials not provided by Cockroach Labs where the alleged
infringement relates to such combination, (iii) use of a version of
CockroachDB Enterprise Edition other than the version that was current
at the time of such use, as long as a non-infringing version had been
released, (iv) any Works created to Your specifications, (v)
infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in which You
have an interest, or (vi) Third Party Works. You will defend, indemnify
and hold Cockroach Labs harmless against any Losses arising from any
such claim or allegation, subject to conditions reciprocal to those in
Section 11(a).
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theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise,
unless required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly
negligent acts), and notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the
contrary, shall Licensor or any Contributor be liable to You for (i) any
amounts in excess, in the aggregate, of the fees paid by You to Cockroach
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