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CeCILL FREE SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
CeCILL FREE SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Version 2.1 dated 2013-06-21
Notice
@@ -8,27 +10,27 @@ This Agreement is a Free Software license agreement that is the result
of discussions between its authors in order to ensure compliance with
the two main principles guiding its drafting:
* firstly, compliance with the principles governing the distribution
of Free Software: access to source code, broad rights granted to
users,
* secondly, the election of a governing law, French law, with which
it is conformant, both as regards the law of torts and
intellectual property law, and the protection that it offers to
both authors and holders of the economic rights over software.
* firstly, compliance with the principles governing the distribution
of Free Software: access to source code, broad rights granted to users,
* secondly, the election of a governing law, French law, with which it
is conformant, both as regards the law of torts and intellectual
property law, and the protection that it offers to both authors and
holders of the economic rights over software.
The authors of the CeCILL (for Ce[a] C[nrs] I[nria] L[ogiciel] L[ibre])
license are:
The authors of the CeCILL (for Ce[a] C[nrs] I[nria] L[ogiciel] L[ibre])
license are:
Commissariat � l'Energie Atomique - CEA, a public scientific, technical
and industrial research establishment, having its principal place of
business at 25 rue Leblanc, immeuble Le Ponant D, 75015 Paris, France.
Commissariat � l'�nergie atomique et aux �nergies alternatives - CEA, a
public scientific, technical and industrial research establishment,
having its principal place of business at 25 rue Leblanc, immeuble Le
Ponant D, 75015 Paris, France.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS, a public scientific
and technological establishment, having its principal place of business
at 3 rue Michel-Ange, 75794 Paris cedex 16, France.
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique -
INRIA, a public scientific and technological establishment, having its
Inria, a public scientific and technological establishment, having its
principal place of business at Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt, BP
105, 78153 Le Chesnay cedex, France.
@@ -39,8 +41,8 @@ The purpose of this Free Software license agreement is to grant users
the right to modify and redistribute the software governed by this
license within the framework of an open source distribution model.
The exercising of these rights is conditional upon certain obligations
for users so as to preserve this status for all subsequent redistributions.
The exercising of this right is conditional upon certain obligations for
users so as to preserve this status for all subsequent redistributions.
In consideration of access to the source code and the rights to copy,
modify and redistribute granted by the license, users are provided only
@@ -63,6 +65,10 @@ removed herefrom.
This Agreement may apply to any or all software for which the holder of
the economic rights decides to submit the use thereof to its provisions.
Frequently asked questions can be found on the official website of the
CeCILL licenses family (http://www.cecill.info/index.en.html) for any
necessary clarification.
Article 1 - DEFINITIONS
@@ -117,6 +123,12 @@ that they both execute in the same address space.
GNU GPL: means the GNU General Public License version 2 or any
subsequent version, as published by the Free Software Foundation Inc.
GNU Affero GPL: means the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 or
any subsequent version, as published by the Free Software Foundation Inc.
EUPL: means the European Union Public License version 1.1 or any
subsequent version, as published by the European Commission.
Parties: mean both the Licensee and the Licensor.
These expressions may be used both in singular and plural form.
@@ -126,8 +138,8 @@ These expressions may be used both in singular and plural form.
The purpose of the Agreement is the grant by the Licensor to the
Licensee of a non-exclusive, transferable and worldwide license for the
Software as set forth in Article 5 hereinafter for the whole term of the
protection granted by the rights over said Software.
Software as set forth in Article 5 <#scope> hereinafter for the whole
term of the protection granted by the rights over said Software.
Article 3 - ACCEPTANCE
@@ -136,18 +148,17 @@ protection granted by the rights over said Software.
conditions of this Agreement upon the occurrence of the first of the
following events:
* (i) loading the Software by any or all means, notably, by
downloading from a remote server, or by loading from a physical
medium;
* (ii) the first time the Licensee exercises any of the rights
granted hereunder.
* (i) loading the Software by any or all means, notably, by
downloading from a remote server, or by loading from a physical medium;
* (ii) the first time the Licensee exercises any of the rights granted
hereunder.
3.2 One copy of the Agreement, containing a notice relating to the
characteristics of the Software, to the limited warranty, and to the
fact that its use is restricted to experienced users has been provided
to the Licensee prior to its acceptance as set forth in Article 3.1
hereinabove, and the Licensee hereby acknowledges that it has read and
understood it.
<#accepting> hereinabove, and the Licensee hereby acknowledges that it
has read and understood it.
Article 4 - EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM
@@ -156,7 +167,7 @@ understood it.
4.1 EFFECTIVE DATE
The Agreement shall become effective on the date when it is accepted by
the Licensee as set forth in Article 3.1.
the Licensee as set forth in Article 3.1 <#accepting>.
4.2 TERM
@@ -186,18 +197,18 @@ The Licensee is authorized to use the Software, without any limitation
as to its fields of application, with it being hereinafter specified
that this comprises:
1. permanent or temporary reproduction of all or part of the Software
by any or all means and in any or all form.
1. permanent or temporary reproduction of all or part of the Software
by any or all means and in any or all form.
2. loading, displaying, running, or storing the Software on any or
all medium.
2. loading, displaying, running, or storing the Software on any or all
medium.
3. entitlement to observe, study or test its operation so as to
determine the ideas and principles behind any or all constituent
elements of said Software. This shall apply when the Licensee
carries out any or all loading, displaying, running, transmission
or storage operation as regards the Software, that it is entitled
to carry out hereunder.
3. entitlement to observe, study or test its operation so as to
determine the ideas and principles behind any or all constituent
elements of said Software. This shall apply when the Licensee
carries out any or all loading, displaying, running, transmission or
storage operation as regards the Software, that it is entitled to
carry out hereunder.
5.2 ENTITLEMENT TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS
@@ -230,16 +241,17 @@ The Licensee is authorized to distribute true copies of the Software in
Source Code or Object Code form, provided that said distribution
complies with all the provisions of the Agreement and is accompanied by:
1. a copy of the Agreement,
1. a copy of the Agreement,
2. a notice relating to the limitation of both the Licensor's
warranty and liability as set forth in Articles 8 and 9,
2. a notice relating to the limitation of both the Licensor's warranty
and liability as set forth in Articles 8 and 9,
and that, in the event that only the Object Code of the Software is
redistributed, the Licensee allows future Licensees unhindered access to
the full Source Code of the Software by indicating how to access it, it
being understood that the additional cost of acquiring the Source Code
shall not exceed the cost of transferring the data.
redistributed, the Licensee allows effective access to the full Source
Code of the Software for a period of at least three years from the
distribution of the Software, it being understood that the additional
acquisition cost of the Source Code shall not exceed the cost of the
data transfer.
5.3.2 DISTRIBUTION OF MODIFIED SOFTWARE
@@ -252,17 +264,19 @@ The Licensee is authorized to distribute the Modified Software, in
source code or object code form, provided that said distribution
complies with all the provisions of the Agreement and is accompanied by:
1. a copy of the Agreement,
1. a copy of the Agreement,
2. a notice relating to the limitation of both the Licensor's
warranty and liability as set forth in Articles 8 and 9,
2. a notice relating to the limitation of both the Licensor's warranty
and liability as set forth in Articles 8 and 9,
and that, in the event that only the object code of the Modified
Software is redistributed, the Licensee allows future Licensees
unhindered access to the full source code of the Modified Software by
indicating how to access it, it being understood that the additional
cost of acquiring the source code shall not exceed the cost of
transferring the data.
and, in the event that only the object code of the Modified Software is
redistributed,
3. a note stating the conditions of effective access to the full source
code of the Modified Software for a period of at least three years
from the distribution of the Modified Software, it being understood
that the additional acquisition cost of the source code shall not
exceed the cost of the data transfer.
5.3.3 DISTRIBUTION OF EXTERNAL MODULES
@@ -272,17 +286,17 @@ conditions of this Agreement do not apply to said External Module, that
may be distributed under a separate license agreement.
5.3.4 COMPATIBILITY WITH THE GNU GPL
5.3.4 COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER LICENSES
The Licensee can include a code that is subject to the provisions of one
of the versions of the GNU GPL in the Modified or unmodified Software,
and distribute that entire code under the terms of the same version of
the GNU GPL.
of the versions of the GNU GPL, GNU Affero GPL and/or EUPL in the
Modified or unmodified Software, and distribute that entire code under
the terms of the same version of the GNU GPL, GNU Affero GPL and/or EUPL.
The Licensee can include the Modified or unmodified Software in a code
that is subject to the provisions of one of the versions of the GNU GPL,
and distribute that entire code under the terms of the same version of
the GNU GPL.
GNU Affero GPL and/or EUPL and distribute that entire code under the
terms of the same version of the GNU GPL, GNU Affero GPL and/or EUPL.
Article 6 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
@@ -297,7 +311,7 @@ and no one shall be entitled to modify the terms and conditions for the
distribution of said Initial Software.
The Holder undertakes that the Initial Software will remain ruled at
least by this Agreement, for the duration set forth in Article 4.2.
least by this Agreement, for the duration set forth in Article 4.2 <#term>.
6.2 OVER THE CONTRIBUTIONS
@@ -319,17 +333,17 @@ govern its distribution.
The Licensee expressly undertakes:
1. not to remove, or modify, in any manner, the intellectual property
notices attached to the Software;
1. not to remove, or modify, in any manner, the intellectual property
notices attached to the Software;
2. to reproduce said notices, in an identical manner, in the copies
of the Software modified or not.
2. to reproduce said notices, in an identical manner, in the copies of
the Software modified or not.
The Licensee undertakes not to directly or indirectly infringe the
intellectual property rights of the Holder and/or Contributors on the
Software and to take, where applicable, vis-�-vis its staff, any and all
measures required to ensure respect of said intellectual property rights
of the Holder and/or Contributors.
intellectual property rights on the Software of the Holder and/or
Contributors, and to take, where applicable, vis-�-vis its staff, any
and all measures required to ensure respect of said intellectual
property rights of the Holder and/or Contributors.
Article 7 - RELATED SERVICES
@@ -390,13 +404,13 @@ or properties.
9.2 The Licensor hereby represents, in good faith, that it is entitled
to grant all the rights over the Software (including in particular the
rights set forth in Article 5).
rights set forth in Article 5 <#scope>).
9.3 The Licensee acknowledges that the Software is supplied "as is" by
the Licensor without any other express or tacit warranty, other than
that provided for in Article 9.2 and, in particular, without any warranty
as to its commercial value, its secured, safe, innovative or relevant
nature.
that provided for in Article 9.2 <#good-faith> and, in particular,
without any warranty as to its commercial value, its secured, safe,
innovative or relevant nature.
Specifically, the Licensor does not warrant that the Software is free
from any error, that it will operate without interruption, that it will
@@ -411,7 +425,7 @@ arising out of any or all proceedings for infringement that may be
instituted in respect of the use, modification and redistribution of the
Software. Nevertheless, should such proceedings be instituted against
the Licensee, the Licensor shall provide it with technical and legal
assistance for its defense. Such technical and legal assistance shall be
expertise for its defense. Such technical and legal expertise shall be
decided on a case-by-case basis between the relevant Licensor and the
Licensee pursuant to a memorandum of understanding. The Licensor
disclaims any and all liability as regards the Licensee's use of the
@@ -488,7 +502,8 @@ address new issues encountered by Free Software.
12.3 Any Software distributed under a given version of the Agreement may
only be subsequently distributed under the same version of the Agreement
or a subsequent version, subject to the provisions of Article 5.3.4.
or a subsequent version, subject to the provisions of Article 5.3.4
<#compatibility>.
Article 13 - GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
@@ -501,6 +516,3 @@ that may arise during the performance of the Agreement.
occurrence, and unless emergency proceedings are necessary, the
disagreements or disputes shall be referred to the Paris Courts having
jurisdiction, by the more diligent Party.
Version 2.0 dated 2006-09-05.
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