Different licences apply to the various parts of CYBOP.


The concepts behind Cybernetics Oriented Programming (CYBOP) and all documentation about it
are released under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). It ensures that all CYBOP ideas
are freely available, better understandable and extensible by anybody.


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The Cybernetics Oriented Interpreter (CYBOI) is the active core system that serves as interface
between the computer hardware and the passive knowledge encoded in CYBOL.
It is placed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) so that it will always be free,
and any extensions to it will be free as well.



The XML-based Cybernetics Oriented Language (CYBOL) is used to model abstract knowledge.
The CYBOL core models are put under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), so that
not only free software developers (knowledge modellers) can make use of them, but also commercial
companies. The reason is that companies use algorithms, workflows, concepts, organisational knowledge
and data in general, which they want to keep private. An insurance company uses special algorithms to
calculate their policies; healthcare institutions use their own organisational concepts.