The Soopycat License is a strong copyleft free software license with an "Affero" clause. It is intended to have nearly the same conditions as the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) while being readable and understandable in a way that the AGPL is not.
The license is based on the GNU AGPLv3, the Sleepycat License, and the BSD 2-Clause License.
The name comes from the fact that the license is based on the Sleepycat License and was originally written for CAT-SOOP.
The Soopycat License Version 2 Copyright (c) 2016 Adam Hartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long as the name is changed. TERMS AND CONDITIONS Using, modifying, and copying the software licensed under this license is permitted, provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Copies of source code (in whole or in part, with or without modification) must retain all relevant copyright notices, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2. Copies in all other forms (in whole or in part, with or without modification) must reproduce all relevant copyright notices, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials included with the copy. 3. Copies (in any form, in whole or in part, with or without modification) must prominently offer all users receiving them or interacting with them (including remotely through a computer network) information on how to obtain complete corresponding machine-readable source code for the copy and any software that uses the copy, including plugins designed to interact with the copy through a documented plugin interface but excluding source files intended as input for the resulting software. The source code must either be included with the copy or made available from a network server at no additional charge, through some standard or customary means of faciliating copying of software. The source code must be provided in the preferred form for making modifications to it and must be licensed in its entirety at no charge to all third parties, either: * under the terms of this license (either version 2 or, at your option, any later version); or * under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 3 or, at your option, any later version). THE SOFTWARE LICENSED UNDER THIS LICENSE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
This file is part of [PROGRAM NAME] Copyright (c) [YEARS] [AUTHOR NAME] <[E-MAIL ADDRESS]> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Soopycat License, version 2. This program 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 Soopycat License for more details. You should have received a copy of the Soopycat License along with this program. If not, see <https://smatz.net/soopycat>.