Licenses for Sharing Software Code Non-commercially

If you have any questions about these licenses and when to use them, please contact TDG at software@tdg.ucla.edu

Licenses for Sharing Software Code Non-Commercially

TDG-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

This license lets other researchers modify your source code and share it with other researchers provided they credit you for the original software and license under these same terms. Recommended for maximum freedom of other academic and non-commercial researchers.

Academic Software License: © 20XX UCLA (“Institution”). Academic or nonprofit researchers are permitted to use this Software (as defined below) subject to Paragraphs 1-3:

  1. Institution hereby grants to you free of charge, so long as you are an academic or nonprofit researcher, a nonexclusive license under Institution’s copyright ownership interest in this software and any derivative works made by you thereof (collectively, the “Software”) to use, copy, and make derivative works of the Software solely for educational or academic research purposes, and to distribute such Software free of charge to other academic or nonprofit researchers for their educational or academic research purposes, in all cases subject to the terms of this Academic Software License. Except as granted herein, all rights are reserved by Institution, including the right to pursue patent protection of the Software.
  2. Any distribution of copies of this Software -- including any derivative works made by you thereof -- must include a copy (including the copyright notice above), and be made subject to the terms, of this Academic Software License; failure by you to adhere to the requirements in Paragraphs 1 and 2 will result in immediate termination of the license granted to you pursuant to this Academic Software License effective as of the date you first used the Software.
  3. IN NO EVENT WILL INSTITUTION BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY OR PERSON FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF INSTITUTION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. INSTITUTION SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” INSTITUTION HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS OF THIS SOFTWARE.

Commercial entities: please contact [you may insert your email address or software@tdg.ucla.edu] for licensing opportunities.

TDG-Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDistrib

This license lets other researchers modify your source code for their own research. They do not have permission to share the original code or their derivative works. Recommended if you want to allow a researcher to build upon your research without enabling them to share the codebase.

Academic Software License: © 20XX UCLA (“Institution”).  Academic or nonprofit researchers are permitted to use this Software (as defined below) subject to Paragraphs 1-3:

  1. Institution hereby grants to you free of charge, so long as you are an academic or nonprofit researcher, a nonexclusive license under Institution’s copyright ownership interest in this software and any derivative works made by you thereof (collectively, the “Software”) to use, copy, and make derivative works of the Software solely for educational or academic research purposes, in all cases subject to the terms of this Academic Software License. Except as granted herein, all rights are reserved by Institution, including the right to pursue patent protection of the Software.
  2. Please note you are prohibited from further transferring the Software -- including any derivatives you make thereof -- to any person or entity. Failure by you to adhere to the requirements in Paragraphs 1 and 2 will result in immediate termination of the license granted to you pursuant to this Academic Software License effective as of the date you first used the Software.
  3. IN NO EVENT SHALL INSTITUTION BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY OR PERSON FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF INSTITUTION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. INSTITUTION SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” INSTITUTION HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS OF THIS SOFTWARE.

Commercial entities: please contact [you may insert your email address or software@tdg.ucla.edu] for licensing opportunities.

TDG-Evaluation

This license lets both commercial and non-commercial parties use your code for evaluation purposes for a limited period of time (60 days). This works for sharing both source code and executable (binary) software formats. Recommended for allowing others to quickly evaluate your software without granting any long-term rights.

Time-Limited Software License: © 20XX UCLA (“Institution”). You are permitted to use this Software (as defined below) subject to Paragraphs 1-3:

  1. Institution hereby grants to you free of charge, for a period of up to sixty (60) days from the date you first downloaded this Software a nonexclusive license under Institution’s copyright ownership interest in this software (the “Software”) to use the Software solely for the purposes of evaluating the Software to determine whether you would like to obtain from Institution a full academic research (if you are a researcher at an academic institution) or a commercial use license. Except as granted herein, all rights are reserved by Institution, including the right to pursue patent protection of the Software.
  2. You are prohibited from distributing or otherwise transferring this Software; failure by you to adhere to the requirements in Paragraphs 1 and 2 will result in immediate termination of the license granted to you pursuant to this Software License effective as of the date you first downloaded the Software.
  3. IN NO EVENT SHALL INSTITUTION BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY OR PERSON FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF INSTITUTION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. INSTITUTION SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” INSTITUTION HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS OF THIS SOFTWARE.

Please contact [you may insert your email address or software@tdg.ucla.edu] for a full academic research license or for commercial use licensing opportunities.

BSD-License (3-clause version)

This is a traditional open source license. Recommended when a journal requires you to publish your code under open source license terms as a condition of accepting your journal submission. For all other open source use cases (e.g. contributing to an open source project), please contact TDG at software@tdg.ucla.edu

Copyright <YEAR> <COPYRIGHT HOLDER>

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.