Bento Policy on Intellectual Property
The Bento Policy on Intellectual Property is designed to facilitate
and encourage the use of Bento. There are, therefore, very few
restrictions on the use of the intellectual property created and
maintained by bentodev.org.
The policy covers three categories of Bento-related intellectual
property: the Bento grammar and language specification; the "Bento Language"
trademark; and the Bento reference implementation and sample programs.
The Bento grammar and language specification are in the public domain. You do
not need a license to use the language for any purpose, or copy and disseminate
the language specification.
However, bentodev.org retains all Bento language-related trademark rights, including
the trademark "Bento Language". ("Bento" by itself is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, and refers to an unrelated and apparently no longer supported product.)
The "Bento Language" trademark is reserved for products which adhere to the Bento
language specification as defined by bentodev.org.
Finally, the reference implementation and sample programs are covered by a relatively
unrestricted open source license called the Bento Poetic License.
This license allows use of the source code and binary files to be used with or without modification
for any commercial or noncommercial purpose, provided that copyright notices and legal
disclaimers are not removed, and that derived products do not claim to implement or
support the Bento language unless they actually do.
We welcome your questions and comments concerning this policy.
Use of any software, source code and documentation obtained from this site
is governed by the
Bento Poetic License.
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