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Name NASA Open Source Agreement version 1.3
URL http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/opensource/nosa/
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NASA OPEN SOURCE AGREEMENT VERSION 1.3

THIS OPEN SOURCE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") DEFINES THE RIGHTS OF USE,
REPRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, MODIFICATION AND REDISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN
COMPUTER SOFTWARE ORIGINALLY RELEASED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
AS REPRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY LISTED BELOW ("GOVERNMENT
AGENCY"). THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AS REPRESENTED BY GOVERNMENT
AGENCY, IS AN INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY OF ALL SUBSEQUENT
DISTRIBUTIONS OR REDISTRIBUTIONS OF THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE. ANYONE WHO
USES, REPRODUCES, DISTRIBUTES, MODIFIES OR REDISTRIBUTES THE SUBJECT
SOFTWARE, AS DEFINED HEREIN, OR ANY PART THEREOF, IS, BY THAT ACTION,
ACCEPTING IN FULL THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS CONTAINED IN
THIS AGREEMENT.

Government Agency: _____ Government Agency Original Software
Designation: __ Government Agency Original Software Title: _____ User
Registration Requested. Please Visit http://___ Government Agency
Point of Contact for Original Software: _____

    DEFINITIONS

A. "Contributor" means Government Agency, as the developer of the
Original Software, and any entity that makes a
Modification. B. "Covered Patents" mean patent claims licensable by a
Contributor that are necessarily infringed by the use or sale of its
Modification alone or when combined with the Subject
Software. C. "Display" means the showing of a copy of the Subject
Software, either directly or by means of an image, or any other
device. D. "Distribution" means conveyance or transfer of the Subject
Software, regardless of means, to another. E. "Larger Work" means
computer software that combines Subject Software, or portions thereof,
with software separate from the Subject Software that is not governed
by the terms of this Agreement. F. "Modification" means any alteration
of, including addition to or deletion from, the substance or structure
of either the Original Software or Subject Software, and includes
derivative works, as that term is defined in the Copyright Statute, 17
USC 101. However, the act of including Subject Software as part of a
Larger Work does not in and of itself constitute a
Modification. G. "Original Software" means the computer software first
released under this Agreement by Government Agency with Government
Agency designation __ and entitled _________, including source code,
object code and accompanying documentation, if any. H. "Recipient"
means anyone who acquires the Subject Software under this Agreement,
including all Contributors. I. "Redistribution" means Distribution of
the Subject Software after a Modification has been
made. J. "Reproduction" means the making of a counterpart, image or
copy of the Subject Software. K. "Sale" means the exchange of the
Subject Software for money or equivalent value. L. "Subject Software"
means the Original Software, Modifications, or any respective parts
thereof. M. "Use" means the application or employment of the Subject
Software for any purpose.

    GRANT OF RIGHTS

A. Under Non-Patent Rights: Subject to the terms and conditions of
this Agreement, each Contributor, with respect to its own contribution
to the Subject Software, hereby grants to each Recipient a
non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to engage in the
following activities pertaining to the Subject Software:

    Use
    Distribution
    Reproduction
    Modification
    Redistribution
    Display

B. Under Patent Rights: Subject to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, each Contributor, with respect to its own contribution to
the Subject Software, hereby grants to each Recipient under Covered
Patents a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to engage in
the following activities pertaining to the Subject Software:

    Use
    Distribution
    Reproduction
    Sale
    Offer for Sale

C. The rights granted under Paragraph B. also apply to the combination
of a Contributor's Modification and the Subject Software if, at the
time the Modification is added by the Contributor, the addition of
such Modification causes the combination to be covered by the Covered
Patents. It does not apply to any other combinations that include a
Modification.

D. The rights granted in Paragraphs A. and B. allow the Recipient to
sublicense those same rights. Such sublicense must be under the same
terms and conditions of this Agreement.

    OBLIGATIONS OF RECIPIENT

A. Distribution or Redistribution of the Subject Software must be made
under this Agreement except for additions covered under paragraph 3H.

    Whenever a Recipient distributes or redistributes the Subject
    Software, a copy of this Agreement must be included with each copy
    of the Subject Software; and If Recipient distributes or
    redistributes the Subject Software in any form other than source
    code, Recipient must also make the source code freely available,
    and must provide with each copy of the Subject Software
    information on how to obtain the source code in a reasonable
    manner on or through a medium customarily used for software
    exchange.

B. Each Recipient must ensure that the following copyright notice
appears prominently in the Subject Software:

[Government Agency will insert the applicable copyright notice in each
agreement accompanying the initial distribution of original software
and remove this bracketed language.]

[The following copyright notice will be used if created by a
contractor pursuant to Government Agency contract and rights obtained
from creator by assignment. Government Agency will insert the year and
its Agency designation and remove the bracketed language.] Copyright �
{YEAR} United States Government as represented by ___ ____. All Rights
Reserved.

[The following copyright notice will be used if created by civil
servants only. Government Agency will insert the year and its Agency
designation and remove the bracketed language.] Copyright � {YEAR}
United States Government as represented by ____ ____. No copyright is
claimed in the United States under Title 17, U.S.Code. All Other
Rights Reserved.

C. Each Contributor must characterize its alteration of the Subject
Software as a Modification and must identify itself as the originator
of its Modification in a manner that reasonably allows subsequent
Recipients to identify the originator of the Modification. In
fulfillment of these requirements, Contributor must include a file
(e.g., a change log file) that describes the alterations made and the
date of the alterations, identifies Contributor as originator of the
alterations, and consents to characterization of the alterations as a
Modification, for example, by including a statement that the
Modification is derived, directly or indirectly, from Original
Software provided by Government Agency. Once consent is granted, it
may not thereafter be revoked.

D. A Contributor may add its own copyright notice to the Subject
Software. Once a copyright notice has been added to the Subject
Software, a Recipient may not remove it without the express permission
of the Contributor who added the notice.

E. A Recipient may not make any representation in the Subject Software
or in any promotional, advertising or other material that may be
construed as an endorsement by Government Agency or by any prior
Recipient of any product or service provided by Recipient, or that may
seek to obtain commercial advantage by the fact of Government Agency's
or a prior Recipient's participation in this Agreement.

F. In an effort to track usage and maintain accurate records of the
Subject Software, each Recipient, upon receipt of the Subject
Software, is requested to register with Government Agency by visiting
the following website: ______. Recipient's name and personal
information shall be used for statistical purposes only. Once a
Recipient makes a Modification available, it is requested that the
Recipient inform Government Agency at the web site provided above how
to access the Modification.

[Alternative paragraph for use when a web site for release and
monitoring of subject software will not be supported by releasing
Government Agency] In an effort to track usage and maintain accurate
records of the Subject Software, each Recipient, upon receipt of the
Subject Software, is requested to provide Government Agency, by e-mail
to the Government Agency Point of Contact listed in clause 5.F., the
following information: ______. Recipient's name and personal
information shall be used for statistical purposes only. Once a
Recipient makes a Modification available, it is requested that the
Recipient inform Government Agency, by e-mail to the Government Agency
Point of Contact listed in clause 5.F., how to access the
Modification.

G. Each Contributor represents that that its Modification is believed
to be Contributor's original creation and does not violate any
existing agreements, regulations, statutes or rules, and further that
Contributor has sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this
Agreement.

H. A Recipient may choose to offer, and to charge a fee for, warranty,
support, indemnity and/or liability obligations to one or more other
Recipients of the Subject Software. A Recipient may do so, however,
only on its own behalf and not on behalf of Government Agency or any
other Recipient. Such a Recipient must make it absolutely clear that
any such warranty, support, indemnity and/or liability obligation is
offered by that Recipient alone. Further, such Recipient agrees to
indemnify Government Agency and every other Recipient for any
liability incurred by them as a result of warranty, support, indemnity
and/or liability offered by such Recipient.

I. A Recipient may create a Larger Work by combining Subject Software
with separate software not governed by the terms of this agreement and
distribute the Larger Work as a single product. In such case, the
Recipient must make sure Subject Software, or portions thereof,
included in the Larger Work is subject to this Agreement.

J. Notwithstanding any provisions contained herein, Recipient is
hereby put on notice that export of any goods or technical data from
the United States may require some form of export license from the
U.S. Government. Failure to obtain necessary export licenses may
result in criminal liability under U.S. laws. Government Agency
neither represents that a license shall not be required nor that, if
required, it shall be issued. Nothing granted herein provides any such
export license.

    DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITIES; WAIVER AND INDEMNIFICATION

A. No Warranty: THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE
WILL CONFORM TO SPECIFICATIONS, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR FREEDOM FROM
INFRINGEMENT, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE WILL BE ERROR
FREE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT DOCUMENTATION, IF PROVIDED, WILL CONFORM TO
THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT, IN ANY MANNER,
CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT BY GOVERNMENT AGENCY OR ANY PRIOR RECIPIENT
OF ANY RESULTS, RESULTING DESIGNS, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE PRODUCTS OR ANY
OTHER APPLICATIONS RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SUBJECT
SOFTWARE. FURTHER, GOVERNMENT AGENCY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND
LIABILITIES REGARDING THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, IF PRESENT IN THE ORIGINAL
SOFTWARE, AND DISTRIBUTES IT "AS IS."

B. Waiver and Indemnity: RECIPIENT AGREES TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS
AGAINST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ITS CONTRACTORS AND
SUBCONTRACTORS, AS WELL AS ANY PRIOR RECIPIENT. IF RECIPIENT'S USE OF
THE SUBJECT SOFTWARE RESULTS IN ANY LIABILITIES, DEMANDS, DAMAGES,
EXPENSES OR LOSSES ARISING FROM SUCH USE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES FROM
PRODUCTS BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM, RECIPIENT'S USE OF THE SUBJECT
SOFTWARE, RECIPIENT SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE UNITED
STATES GOVERNMENT, ITS CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS, AS WELL AS ANY
PRIOR RECIPIENT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. RECIPIENT'S SOLE
REMEDY FOR ANY SUCH MATTER SHALL BE THE IMMEDIATE, UNILATERAL
TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

    GENERAL TERMS

A. Termination: This Agreement and the rights granted hereunder will
terminate automatically if a Recipient fails to comply with these
terms and conditions, and fails to cure such noncompliance within
thirty (30) days of becoming aware of such noncompliance. Upon
termination, a Recipient agrees to immediately cease use and
distribution of the Subject Software. All sublicenses to the Subject
Software properly granted by the breaching Recipient shall survive any
such termination of this Agreement.

B. Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or
unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity
or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of this Agreement.

C. Applicable Law: This Agreement shall be subject to United States
federal law only for all purposes, including, but not limited to,
determining the validity of this Agreement, the meaning of its
provisions and the rights, obligations and remedies of the parties.

D. Entire Understanding: This Agreement constitutes the entire
understanding and agreement of the parties relating to release of the
Subject Software and may not be superseded, modified or amended except
by further written agreement duly executed by the parties.

E. Binding Authority: By accepting and using the Subject Software
under this Agreement, a Recipient affirms its authority to bind the
Recipient to all terms and conditions of this Agreement and that that
Recipient hereby agrees to all terms and conditions herein.

F. Point of Contact: Any Recipient contact with Government Agency is
to be directed to the designated representative as follows:
___________.




Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

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