There are a number of different licenses that are used in Bacula. If you have a printed copy of this manual, the details of each of the licenses referred to in this chapter can be found in the online version of the manual at http://www.baculasystems.com.
It is possible that some of it may still be marked as copyright Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. by error, but due to the dual copyright, for these purposes it should be considered copyright Bacula Systems SA with All Rights Reserved. In addition, there are parts which are copyright Bacula Systems SA, and parts which contain Bacula Systems' trademarks.
All source code listed under Copyright Bacula Systems SA as well as all code falling under the dual license (see above) is available only to users with a valid Bacula Systems subscription agreement, and may not be redistributed without explicit written permission from Bacula Systems SA.
Portions may be copyrighted by other people. These files are released under different licenses which are compatible with the Bacula Enterprise license.
The name Bacula Systems(R) and associated logos as well as other trademarks are trademarks of Bacula Systems SA. Absent a written agreement or other express permission, Bacula Systems SA does not allow third parties to use its trademarks. Absent such a written trademark license from Bacula Systems, a third party does not have the right to distribute anything (code, binaries, ...) containing Bacula Systems trademarks.
Bacula® is a registered trademark of Kern Sibbald.
Some of the Bacula library source code is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License. This permits third parties to use these parts of our code in their proprietary programs to interface to Bacula.
Some of the Bacula code, or code that Bacula references, has been released to the public domain. E.g. md5.c, SQLite.
Developers who have contributed significant changes to the Bacula code should have signed a Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA), which guarantees them the right to use the code they have developed, and also ensures that the Free Software Foundation Europe (and thus the Bacula project and Bacula Systems) has the rights to the code. This Fiduciary License Agreement is found on the Bacula web site at:
and if you are submitting code, you should fill it out then sent to:
When you send in such a complete document, please notify me: kern at sibbald dot com.
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