KICKS

A transaction processing system for CMS & TSO

KICKS 1.5.0 License

KICKS for TSO, KICKS for CMS (aka KICKS for TSO ported to CMS), and its source code, documentation, individual objects and updates (hereafter collectively called KICKS), is a product to deliver 'CICS like' functionality running on IBM compatible mainframes and emulators. KICKS is written, owned, and copy written by Michael Noel of P.O. Box 32721 Juneau, Alaska, United States of America (hereafter sometimes called I, me, or my).

KICKS use is in all cases subject to license, and a variety of licenses are available. This non-transferable license for the 1.5.0 version of KICKS is offered for free use subject to the following conditions.

1. USE. Licensee (hereafter sometimes called you, or your) may install the entire and complete original KICKS distribution package on all secure computers in your organization, anywhere, for access by anyone you authorize to use KICKS on those computers. You are responsible for ensuring that your authorized users agree to and do not violate the terms of this agreement.

2. TERM. All terms of this license remain in force until superseded by my future amendments.

3. WARRANTY. KICKS is licensed without warranty of any kind. I will not be responsible or liable for any losses arising from its use. KICKS is not intended for use in any situation where its failure could cause harm or damages of any sort. Failures are in fact certain. Full responsibility for continuously ensuring KICKS is used without possible harm or damage rests with you.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

4. SUPPORT. Support is limited to receipt of error reports and enhancement requests. Unless agreed to in writing, error reports and enhancement requests including all submitted supporting material become my property to be used as I see fit. Correction of reported errors and implementation of requested enhancements will be at my sole discretion and will be made available only as part of future updates (if ever). Updates may not be compatible with past versions. Updates may include supplemental license terms and conditions applying after the update is installed.

5. MODIFICATION OF CODE. KICKS object code may not be modified in any way except by the application of updates obtained directly from me. You may, entirely at your own risk, modify objects distributed in source form as long as copyright notices are retained.

6. REDISTRIBUTION. If you provide KICKS materials to another party, you must provide it without cost to that party, and must provide them the entire and complete original KICKS distribution package including all install files, documentation, and this license. It is your responsibility to ensure that other party knows of this license and agrees to abide by all the terms of this license.

Restricted distributions are not permitted; if you redistribute KICKS your redistribution must be available to all.

Partial distributions are not permitted; if KICKS objects are made available to others it may only be as a complete original KICKS distribution package including all install files, documentation, and this license. Redistribution of individual KICKS objects is not permitted. Especially note that KICKS objects are not to be placed in publicly accessible source control repositories, nor any other online site where individual objects can be accessed.

New or modified objects may be included in redistributed KICKS packages, however:
To the extent possible, distributions must run on legacy systems (MVS38J and vm/370). Especially note that source programs must compile using the compilers available on those systems, and that compiled programs must not depend on external libraries such as LE.

7. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This license shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Alaska, United States of America, as if performed wholly within the state and without giving effect to the principles of conflict of law. If any portion hereof is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this license shall remain in full force and effect. This license constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of KICKS .

By obtaining, using, or redistributing KICKS you are agreeing to abide by all the terms of this license.


Copyright Mike Noel, 2008-2016; last updated 6/26/2016