MAESTRO License

LICENSE AGREEMENT

License Agreement for MAESTRO Version 1.x

By using this software, the individual or entity licensing the software (“Licensee”) is consenting to be bound by and is becoming a party to this agreement. If Licensee does not agree to all of the terms of this agreement the Licensee must not install or use the software.

1. LICENSE AGREEMENT

This is a license between you (“Licensee”) and the Licensor (Josef Laimer and Peter Lackner, University of Salzburg). The software is owned by the Licensor and protected by copyright laws, and some elements are protected by laws governing trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets, and may be protected by patent laws.

2. LICENSE GRANT

The Licensor grants you, and you hereby accept, a non-exclusive license to install and use the MAESTRO software together with any associated media, printed materials, and on-line or electronic documentation (if any) provided by the Licensor (collectively, the “Software”), subject to the following terms and conditions:

The Software will be used solely for educational purposes or for research intended to advance scientific knowledge. MAESTRO will not be used for any other purpose, including without limitations,

1) in research for the purpose of developing a commercial product,
2) in research sponsored directly or indirectly by a commercial institution, or
3) to provide consulting services.

If the above does not apply to you, you are providing consulting services to commercial institutions or you belong to a commercial institution, please inquire about other licensing options.

3. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in the Software shall remain with the Licensor. Licensee acknowledges such ownership and intellectual property rights and will not take any action to jeopardize, limit or interfere in any manner with the Licensor’s ownership of or rights with respect to the Software. The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and by international treaties. Title and related rights in the content accessed through the Software is the property of the applicable content owner and is protected by applicable law. The license granted under this agreement gives Licensee no rights to such content.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE LICENSOR ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES THAT IT IS FREE OF DEFECTS, MERCHANTABLE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGING. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS BORNE BY LICENSEE. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE IN ANY RESPECT, THE LICENSEE AND NOT LICENSOR ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY SERVICE AND REPAIR. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. NO USE OF THE PRODUCT IS AUTHORIZED HEREUNDER EXCEPT UNDER THIS DISCLAIMER.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.

6. THIRD PARTY LICENSES

Some parts of MAESTRO may based on software libraries developed by third-parties. All of these libraries are open source, free of any charges and are used without any modification.  The corresponding licenses are available at https://biwww.che.sbg.ac.at/maestro/LICENSES/

A) MAESTRO includes software developed by Roberto Lopez
Licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1

Used library: openNN version 0.9
WWW: http://www.cimne.com/flood/

The source code of openNN is available either at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/opennn/ or
http://biwww.che.sbg.ac.at/maestro/libs/opennn.zip

B) MAESTRO includes software developed by  Lee Thomason
Licensed under zlib/libpng

Used library: TinyXML (as part of openNN)
WWW: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinyxml/

C) MAESTRO includes software developed by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Licensed under zlib license

Used library: zlib
WWW: http://zlib.net/

D) MAESTRO includes software developed by Chih-Chung Chang and Chih-Jen Lin
Licensed under a modified BSD license

Used library: libSVM
WWW: http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/