License

DSpace Source Code BSD License

Copyright (c) 2002-2015, DuraSpace.  All rights reserved.

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

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

- 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.

- Neither the name DuraSpace nor the name of the DSpace Foundation 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 HOLDERS 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.

Third-Party Libraries

DSpace uses third-party libraries which may be distributed under different licenses to the above. Information about these licenses is detailed in the LICENSES_THIRD_PARTY file at the root of the source tree. While we attempt to only use third-party libraries that are released under BSD-compatible licenses, you must agree to the terms of these licenses, in addition to the above DSpace source code license, in order to use this software.

DSpace Licensing Notice

Fedora Commons joined with the DSpace Foundation and began operating under the new name DuraSpace in July 2009. DuraSpace holds the copyrights of the DSpace Foundation, Inc.

The DSpace Foundation, Inc. was a 501(c)3 corporation established in July 2007 with a mission to promote and advance the dspace platform enabling management, access and preservation of digital works. The Foundation was able to transfer the legal copyright from Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to the  DSpace Foundation in October 2007. Many of the files in the source code may contain a copyright statement stating HP and MIT posses the copyright, in these instances please note that the copy right has transfered to the DSpace foundation, and subsequently to Duraspace.