Copyright and Licensing Information for ACE(TM), TAO(TM), CIAO(TM), and

[1]ACE(TM), [2]TAO(TM), [3]CIAO(TM), and [4]CoSMIC(TM) (henceforth
referred to as "DOC software") are copyrighted by [5]Douglas C.
Schmidt and his [6]research group at [7]Washington University,
[8]University of California, Irvine, and [9]Vanderbilt University,
Copyright (c) 1993-2008, all rights reserved. Since DOC software is
open-source, freely available software, you are free to use, modify,
copy, and distribute--perpetually and irrevocably--the DOC software
source code and object code produced from the source, as well as copy
and distribute modified versions of this software. You must, however,
include this copyright statement along with any code built using DOC
software that you release. No copyright statement needs to be provided
if you just ship binary executables of your software products.

You can use DOC software in commercial and/or binary software releases
and are under no obligation to redistribute any of your source code
that is built using DOC software. Note, however, that you may not do
anything to the DOC software code, such as copyrighting it yourself or
claiming authorship of the DOC software code, that will prevent DOC
software from being distributed freely using an open-source
development model. You needn't inform anyone that you're using DOC
software in your software, though we encourage you to let [10]us know
so we can promote your project in the [11]DOC software success

The [12]ACE, [13]TAO, [14]CIAO, and [15]CoSMIC web sites are
maintained by the [16]DOC Group at the [17]Institute for Software
Integrated Systems (ISIS) and the [18]Center for Distributed Object
Computing of Washington University, St. Louis for the development of
open-source software as part of the open-source software community. By
submitting comments, suggestions, code, code snippets, techniques
(including that of usage) and algorithms (collectively
``Submissions''), submitters acknowledge that they have the right to
do so, that any such Submissions are given freely and unreservedly,
and that they waive any claims to copyright or ownership. In addition,
submitters acknowledge that any such Submission might become part of
the copyright maintained on the overall body of code that comprises
the DOC software. By making a Submission, submitter agree to these
terms. Moreover, submitters acknowledge that the incorporation or
modification of such Submissions is entirely at the discretion of the
moderators of the open-source DOC software projects or their

Submissions are provided by the submitter ``as is'' with no warranties
whatsoever, including any warranty of merchantability, noninfringement
of third party intellectual property, or fitness for any particular
purpose. In no event shall the submitter be liable for any direct,
indirect, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages,
including without limitation, lost profits, even if advised of the
possibility of such damages. Likewise, DOC software is provided as is
with no warranties of any kind, including the warranties of design,
merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose,
noninfringement, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade
practice. Washington University, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt University,
their employees, and students shall have no liability with respect to
the infringement of copyrights, trade secrets or any patents by DOC
software or any part thereof. Moreover, in no event will Washington
University, UC Irvine, or Vanderbilt University, their employees, or
students be liable for any lost revenue or profits or other special,
indirect and consequential damages.

DOC software is provided with no support and without any obligation on
the part of Washington University, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt University,
their employees, or students to assist in its use, correction,
modification, or enhancement. A [19]number of companies around the
world provide commercial support for DOC software, however.

DOC software is Y2K-compliant, as long as the underlying OS platform
is Y2K-compliant. Likewise, DOC software is compliant with the new US
daylight savings rule passed by Congress as "The Energy Policy Act of
2005," which established new daylight savings times (DST) rules for
the United States that expand DST as of March 2007. Since DOC software
obtains time/date and calendaring information from operating systems
users will not be affected by the new DST rules as long as they
upgrade their operating systems accordingly.

The names ACE(TM), TAO(TM), CIAO(TM), CoSMIC(TM), Washington
University, UC Irvine, and Vanderbilt University, may not be used to
endorse or promote products or services derived from this source
without express written permission from Washington University, UC
Irvine, or Vanderbilt University. This license grants no permission
to call products or services derived from this source ACE(TM),
TAO(TM), CIAO(TM), or CoSMIC(TM), nor does it grant permission for the
name Washington University, UC Irvine, or Vanderbilt University to
appear in their names.

If you have any suggestions, additions, comments, or questions, please
let [20]me know.

[21]Douglas C. Schmidt

Back to the [22]ACE home page.


1. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE.html
2. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/TAO.html
3. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/CIAO/
4. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/cosmic/
5. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/
6. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE-members.html
7. http://www.wustl.edu/
8. http://www.uci.edu/
9. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/
10. mailto:doc_group@cs.wustl.edu
11. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE-users.html
12. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE.html
13. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/TAO.html
14. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/CIAO/
15. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/cosmic/
16. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/
17. http://www.isis.vanderbilt.edu/
18. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/doc-center.html
19. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/commercial-support.html
20. mailto:d.schmidt@vanderbilt.edu
21. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/
22. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/ACE.html

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