Microsoft Research Shared Source license agreement
This Microsoft Research Shared Source license agreement ("MSR-SSLA") is a
legal agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft or we) for
the software or data identified above, which may include source code, and any
associated materials, text or speech files, associated media and "online" or
electronic documentation (together, the "Software").
By installing, copying, or otherwise using this Software, found at
http://research.microsoft.com/downloads, you agree to be bound by the terms of
this MSR-SSLA. If you do not agree, do not install copy or use the Software.
The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws
and is licensed, not sold.
SCOPE OF RIGHTS:
You may use this Software for any non-commercial purpose, subject to the
restrictions in this License. Some purposes which can be non-commercial are
teaching, academic research, public demonstrations and personal
experimentation. You may also distribute this Software with books or other
teaching materials, or publish the Software on websites, that are intended to
teach the use of the Software for academic or other non- commercial purposes.
You may not use or distribute this Software or any derivative works in any
form for commercial purposes. Examples of commercial purposes would be running
business operations, licensing, leasing, or selling the Software, distributing
the Software for use with commercial products or any other activity which
purpose is to procure a commercial gain to you or others. If the Software
includes source code or data, you may modify such portions of the Software and
distribute the modified Software for non-commercial purposes, as provided
You may use any information in intangible form that you remember after
accessing the Software. However, this right does not grant you a license to
any of Microsoft's copyrights or patents for anything you might create using
In return, we simply require that you agree:
1. That you will not remove any copyright or other notices from the Software.
2. That if any of the Software is in binary format, you will not attempt to
modify such portions of the Software, or to reverse engineer or decompile
them, except and only to the extent authorized by law.
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modifications of the Software under terms that would permit commercial use, or
under terms that purport to require the Software or such derivative works to
be sublicensed to others.
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6. That any feedback about the Software provided by you to us is voluntarily
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obligation or restriction of any kind, even if the feedback is designated by
you as confidential.
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FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO THE SOFTWARE OR THIS LICENSE, INCLUDING DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
THE LAW PERMITS, NO MATTER WHAT LEGAL THEORY IT IS BASED ON. ALSO, YOU MUST
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not obligated to (and will not) provide technical support for the Software.
10. That if you breach this MSR-SSLA or if you sue anyone over patents that
you think may apply to the Software or anyone's use of the Software, your
license to the Software ends automatically and you shall destroy all of your
copies of the Software immediately. Section 5 of this MSR-SSLA shall survive
any termination of this license.
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Software, not to any derivative works you make.
12. That the Software is subject to U.S. export jurisdiction at the time it is
licensed to you, and it may be subject to additional export or import laws in
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apply to the Software after delivery of the software to you.
13. That if you are an agency of the U.S. Government, (i) Software provided
pursuant to a solicitation issued on or after December 1, 1995, is provided
with the commercial license rights set forth in this License, and (ii)
Software provided pursuant to a solicitation issued prior to December 1, 1995,
is provided with Restricted Rights as set forth in FAR, 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14
(June 1987) or DFAR, 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013 (Oct 1988), as applicable.
14. That your rights under this License end automatically if you breach it in
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State of Washington, USA, without regard to conflicts of law. If any
provision of this MSR-SSLA shall be deemed unenforceable or contrary to law,
the rest of this MSR-SSLA shall remain in full effect and interpreted in an
enforceable manner that most nearly captures the intent of the original