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HORTON is distributed under the conditions of the GPL License version 3 (GPLv3). The HORTON Logo, designed by Wim Dewitte, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Amongst other things, this has the following practical implications:
- You are free to use HORTON for any purpose. However, HORTON, or any derived program, can only be (re)distributed under the same license conditions.
- Once you share a modified version of HORTON with someone, there is no legal way to stop your modified version from being distributed further. If you want to keep a new feature under the radar until it is published in a scientic journal, then only share it with people you absolutely trust.
- Whenever copyrights are attributed to the HORTON Development Team, this means that each author remains copyright owner of his contributions. By sharing their contribution, they agree to do so under the conditions of the GPL License version 3. Contribtions are always defined as the changes made in each commit in a revision control system (currently Git).
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