This library is available to anybody free of charge, under the terms of MIT License:
Copyright (c) 2006-2015 Arseny Kapoulkine
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This means that you can freely use pugixml in your applications, both open-source and proprietary. If you use pugixml in a product, it is sufficient to add an acknowledgment like this to the product distribution:
This software is based on pugixml library (http://pugixml.org). pugixml is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Arseny Kapoulkine.