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Appendix A: Copyright Information, Restrictions and License

Restrictions and license information

The full FEFF distribution is copyrighted software and a license from the University of Washington Office of Technology Transfer must be obtained for its use. This is necessary to protect the interests both of users and the University of Washington. Both academic/non-profit and commercial licenses are available — see Government Copyrights for details. New users should request the latest version of this code. The license form may be obtained from the feff WWW pages,

http://leonardo.phys.washington.edu/feff

or by writing or sending a FAX to

The FEFF Project
c/o FEFF Project Assistant
Department of Physics
BOX 351560
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

E-mail: feff@phys.washington.edu
Telephone: (206) 543-4615
Fax: (206) 685-0635

ADDENDUM: Government Copyrights

This work was supported in part by Grants from DOE. In accordance with the DOE FAR rules part 600.33 “Rights in Technical Data - Modified Short Form” the following clause applies to feff:

(c)(1)The grantee agrees to and does hereby grant to the U.S. Government and to others acting on its behalf:

(i) A royalty-free, nonexclusive, irrevocable, world-wide license for Governmental purposes to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform all copyrightable material first produced or composed in the performance of this grant by the grantee, its employees or any individual or concern specifically employed or assigned to originate and prepare such material and to prepare derivative works based thereon,

(ii) A license as aforesaid under any and all copyrighted or copyrightable work not first produced or composed by the grantee in the performance of this grant but which is incorporated in the material furnished under the grant, provided that such license shall be only to the extent the grantee now has, or prior to completion or close-out of the grant, may acquire the right to grant such license without becoming liable to pay compensation to others solely because of such grant.

(c)(2) The grantee agrees that it will not knowingly include any material copyrighted by others in any written or copyrightable material furnished or delivered under this grant without a license as provided for in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section, or without the consent of the copyright owner, unless it obtains specific written approval of the Contracting Officer for the inclusion of such copyright material.

FEFF9 LICENSE

FEFF PROGRAMS (referred below as a System) Copyright (c) 1986-2006, University of Washington.

END-USER LICENSE

A signed End-user License Agreement from the University of Washington Office of Technology Transfer is required to use these programs and subroutines. See the URL: http://leonardo.phys.washington.edu/feff/

USE RESTRICTIONS:

  1. The End-user agrees that neither the System, nor any of its components shall be used as the basis of a commercial product, and that the System shall not be rewritten or otherwise adapted to circumvent the need for obtaining additional license rights. Components of the System subject to other license agreements are excluded from this restriction.
  2. Modification of the System is permitted, e.g., to facilitate its performance by the Enduser. Use of the System or any of its components for any purpose other than that specified in this Agreement requires prior approval in writing from the University of Washington.
  3. The license granted hereunder and the licensed System may not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred by the End-user.
  4. The End-user shall take reasonable precautions to ensure that neither the System nor its components are copied, or transferred out side of his/her current academic or government affiliated laboratory or disclosed to parties other than the End-user.
  5. In no event shall the End-user install or provide this System on any computer system on which the End-user purchases or sells computer-related services.
  6. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed as conferring rights to use in advertising, publicity, or otherwise any trademark or the names of the System or the UW. In published accounts of the use or application of FEFF the System should be referred to by this name, with an appropriate literature reference: FEFF8: A.L. Ankudinov, B. Ravel, J.J. Rehr, and S.D. Conradson, Phys. Rev. B 58, pp.7565-7576 (1998).

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

  1. THE UW MAKES NO WARRANTIES , EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION OF THE SYSTEM, ITS MERCHANTABILITY, OR ITS FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE END-USER AGREES TO ACCEPT THE SYSTEM ’AS IS’ AND IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE UW IS NOT OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENTS, DEBUGGING OR SUPPORT OF ANY KIND.
  2. THE UW SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SUFFERED BY THE END-USER OR ANY OTHER PARTIES FROM THE USE OF THE SYSTEM.
  3. The End-user agrees to indemnify the UW for liability resulting from the use of the System by End-user. The End-user and the UW each agree to hold the other harmless for their own negligence.

TITLE:

  1. Title patent, copyright and trademark rights to the System are retained by the UW. The End-user shall take all reasonable precautions to preserve these rights.
  2. The UW reserves the right to license or grant any other rights to the System to other persons or entities.


Note: According to the terms of the above End-user license, no part of the standard distributions of FEFF can be included in other codes without a license or permission from the authors. However, some subroutines in feff explicitly contain such a license, and all components subject to other license agreements are excluded from the restrictions of the End-user license. Moreover, we are willing to collaborate with other code developers, and our development version with all the comments (and subroutines in individual files!) can be made available, although it makes use of some features that are not standard FORTRAN. Also we cannot guarantee that any new version of FEFF will be compatible with these subroutines or with any changes you make in the codes.


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