Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory
General Software License (in use 1995-2007)
This license was in force for downloads from 1995 until August 23, 2007.
For downloads after this date, please see our new
General Software License, which is based on the BSD license.
This license covers whichever downloadable programs or software packages
(henceforth referred to as Software) whose associated web pages include a link
to this web page. By downloading this Software, you agree to be bound by the
following legal agreement between you, the Recipient, and Stanford University.
If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not download or use the
Stanford grants Recipient a royalty-free, nonexclusive, nontransferable license
to use the Software, upon the terms and conditions set forth below.
Recipient acknowledges that the Software is a research tool still in the
development stage and that it is being supplied "as is", without any
accompanying services or improvements from the Developer(s) whose name(s)
appear on the associated web pages, unless otherwise specified on the web page
or agreed upon privately between the Recipient and the Developer(s).
Recipient may use, copy, and if source code is provided, create derivative
works of the Software. If source code is provided, then recipient may
distribute or sell copies of derivatives without accounting to Stanford or
Developer(s), but recipient may not distribute or sell copies of the original
Title and copyright to the Software and any associated documentation shall at
all times remain with Stanford, and Recipient agrees to preserve
same. Recipient agrees to place the appropriate copyright notice on any copies
and acknowledge the contribution of Stanford and Developer(s) in any
If source code is provided, and you make local modifications or create
derivatives, then you are requested (but not required) to make them available
to the Developer for internal research purposes. If the modifications include
software with restricted redistribution terms, the Developer will abide by the
terms of the restrictions in making the modifications available to others
outside of Stanford.
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example, but not limitation, Stanford makes no representations or warranties of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose or that the use of the
licensed software components or documentation will not infringe any patents,
copyrights, trademarks, or other rights. Stanford shall not be held liable for
any liability nor for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages with
respect to any claim by Recipient or any third party on account of or arising
from this Agreement of use of the Software.
In addition to this Agreement, particular programs or software packages may
impose additional restrictions, or may relax some of the restrictions stated
above. These modifications will be stated on the web page associated with each
program or package.
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