NASA Open Source Agreement v1.3

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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 __________________

Government Agency Point of Contact for Original Software: ___________________
________________________________________________

1. 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.

2. 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:

1. Use

2. Distribution

3. Reproduction

4. Modification

5. Redistribution

6. 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:


1. Use

2. Distribution

3. Reproduction

4. Sale

5. 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.

3. OBLIGATIONS OF RECIPIENT

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

1. 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

2. 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 ...












































































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