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synApps Licensing

synApps versions 4-5 and greater are released under the EPICS Open license as shown below. The EPICS Open license is intended to comply with the Open Source Definition, but has not been submitted for approval to the OSI panel.

synApps is not a single monolithic piece of software, but a collection of software tools that work together to help create a beamline control system. Different parts of synApps were developed at different places, and are distributed under different licenses depending on the originators of the software, which in turn will usually depend on the requirements and policy of the laboratory or other organization that sponsored the work. Where the licence differs from the EPICS Open source licence you will find that licence in the code.

synApps Licence

Copyright (c) 2004 University of Chicago and the Regents of the University of
California. All rights reserved.

synApps is distributed subject to the following license conditions:
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Software: synApps
Versions: Release 4-5 and higher.

   1. The "Software", below, refers to synApps (in either source code, or
      binary form and accompanying documentation). Each licensee is addressed
      as "you" or "Licensee."

   2. The copyright holders shown above and their third-party licensors hereby
      grant Licensee a royalty-free nonexclusive license, subject to the
      limitations stated herein and U.S. Government license rights.

   3. You may modify and make a copy or copies of the Software for use within
      your organization, if you meet the following conditions:
         1. Copies in source code must include the copyright notice and this
            Software License Agreement.
         2. Copies in binary form must include the copyright notice and this
            Software License Agreement in the documentation and/or other
            materials provided with the copy.

   4. You may modify a copy or copies of the Software or any portion of it, thus
      forming a work based on the Software, and distribute copies of such work
      outside your organization, if you meet all of the following conditions:
         1. Copies in source code must include the copyright notice and this
            Software License Agreement;
         2. Copies in binary form must include the copyright notice and this
            Software License Agreement in the documentation and/or other
            materials provided with the copy;
         3. Modified copies and works based on the Software must carry
            prominent notices stating that you changed specified portions of
            the Software.

   5. Portions of the Software resulted from work developed under a
      U.S. Government contract and are subject to the following license:
      the Government is granted for itself and others acting on its behalf a
      paid-up, nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license in this computer
      software to reproduce, prepare derivative works, and perform publicly and
      display publicly.

   6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. THE SOFTWARE IS SUPPLIED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
      ANY KIND. THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS, THEIR THIRD PARTY LICENSORS, THE UNITED
      STATES, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, AND THEIR EMPLOYEES: (1)
      DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
      ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
      PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, (2) DO NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY
      OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE
      SOFTWARE, (3) DO NOT REPRESENT THAT USE OF THE SOFTWARE WOULD NOT
      INFRINGE PRIVATELY OWNED RIGHTS, (4) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL
      FUNCTION UNINTERRUPTED, THAT IT IS ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE
      CORRECTED.

   7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS, THEIR
      THIRD PARTY LICENSORS, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
      ENERGY, OR THEIR EMPLOYEES: BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
      CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE,
      INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, FOR ANY
      REASON WHATSOEVER, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF
      CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE,
      EVEN IF ANY OF SAID PARTIES HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
      LOSS OR DAMAGES.

Old Collaboration Agreements

Agreements executed with Los Alamos National Laboratory for the original EPICS Collaboration remain in effect for previously distributed versions of synApps software.