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Reiserfs is a file system based on balanced tree algorithms, which is described
ReiserFSprogs is hereby licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2
but with the following "Anti-Plagiarism" modification: You may not remove any
credits or brand marks, or cause them to not display, unless you are an end
user (that is, you are not redistributing to others). Yes, there really are
people with the nerve to remove credits from software they did not write, or
only wrote a small part of, and they are even frequently occurring sad to say.
Credits are not ads, credits describe someone's contribution to the project
(e.g. labor or money) whereas an ad says something else.
Source code files that contain the phrase "licensing governed by
reiserfsprogs/README" are "governed files" throughout that file. Governed files
are licensed under this license. The portions of them owned by Hans Reiser, or
authorized to be licensed by him, have been in the past, and likely will be in
the future, licensed to other parties under other licenses. If you add your
code to governed files, and don't want it to be owned by Hans Reiser, put your
copyright label on that code so we can keep things straight. It will be a
kindness if you identify whether Hans Reiser is allowed to license code labeled
as owned by you on your behalf other than under this license, because he wants
to know if it is okay to do so and put a check in the mail to you (for
non-trivial improvements) when he makes his next sale. He makes no guarantees
as to the amount if any, though he feels motivated to motivate contributors,
and you can surely discuss this with him before or after contributing. You have
the right to decline to allow him to license your code contribution other than
under this license or the GPL. Further licensing options are available for
commercial and/or other interests directly from<P>
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Let your competitors be the ones to compete against the entire internet by
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To understand the code, after reading the website, start reading the code by
reading reiserfs_fs.h first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of approximately October 2007, has been
offline and all of the original Namesys staff have gone on to other ventures
or are otherwise unavailable. All removals of the domain from
the code and documentation are to avoid confusion by users, not to avoid
proper attribution. Reiserfsprogs has been maintained by the ReiserFS
development community for some time and can be reached at