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Minecraft Forge Public Licence
Version 1.0
0. Definitions
Minecraft: Denotes a copy of the Minecraft game licensed by Mojang AB
User: Anybody that interract with the software in one of the following ways:
- play
- decompile
- recompile or compile
- modify
Minecraft Forge: The Minecraft Forge code, in source form, class file form, as
obtained in a standalone fashion or as part of a wider distribution.
Dependency: Code required to have Minecraft Forge working properly. That can
include dependencies required to compile the code as well as modifications in
the Minecraft sources that are required to have Minecraft Forge working.
1. Scope
The present license is granted to any user of Minecraft Forge, for all files included
unless stated otherwise in the file itself. As a prerequisite, a user of Minecraft
Forge must own a legally aquired copy of Minecraft.
2. Play rights
The user of Minecraft Forge is allowed to install the software on a client or
a server and to play it without restriction.
3. Modification rights
The user has the right to decompile the source code, look at either the
decompiled version or the original source code, and to modify it.
4. Derivation rights
The user has the rights to derive code from Minecraft Forge, that is to say to
write code that either extends Minecraft Forge class and interfaces,
instantiate the objects declared or calls the functions. This code is known as
"derived" code, and can be licensed with conditions different from Minecraft
5. Distribution rights
The user of Minecraft Forge is allowed to redistribute Minecraft Forge in
partially, in totallity, or included in a distribution. When distributing
binaries or class files, the user must provide means to obtain the sources of
the distributed version of Minecraft Forge at no costs. This includes the
files as well as any dependency that the code may rely on, including patches to
minecraft original sources.
Modification of Minecraft Forge as well as dependencies, including patches to
minecraft original sources, has to remain under the terms of the present
The right to distribute Minecraft Forge does not extend to the right to distribute
MCP data files included within Minecraft Forge. These are the property of the MCP
project and should be removed from any customized distribution of Minecraft Forge
or permission sought separately from the MCP team.