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+ Notice
+This Agreement is a Free Software license agreement that is the result
+of discussions between its authors in order to ensure compliance with
+the two main principles guiding its drafting:
+ * firstly, compliance with the principles governing the distribution
+ of Free Software: access to source code, broad rights granted to
+ users,
+ * secondly, the election of a governing law, French law, with which
+ it is conformant, both as regards the law of torts and
+ intellectual property law, and the protection that it offers to
+ both authors and holders of the economic rights over software.
+The authors of the CeCILL-B (for Ce[a] C[nrs] I[nria] L[ogiciel] L[ibre])
+license are:
+Commissariat l'Energie Atomique - CEA, a public scientific, technical
+and industrial research establishment, having its principal place of
+business at 25 rue Leblanc, immeuble Le Ponant D, 75015 Paris, France.
+Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS, a public scientific
+and technological establishment, having its principal place of business
+at 3 rue Michel-Ange, 75794 Paris cedex 16, France.
+Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique -
+INRIA, a public scientific and technological establishment, having its
+principal place of business at Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt, BP
+105, 78153 Le Chesnay cedex, France.
+ Preamble
+This Agreement is an open source software license intended to give users
+significant freedom to modify and redistribute the software licensed
+The exercising of this freedom is conditional upon a strong obligation
+of giving credits for everybody that distributes a software
+incorporating a software ruled by the current license so as all
+contributions to be properly identified and acknowledged.
+In consideration of access to the source code and the rights to copy,
+modify and redistribute granted by the license, users are provided only
+with a limited warranty and the software's author, the holder of the
+economic rights, and the successive licensors only have limited liability.
+In this respect, the risks associated with loading, using, modifying
+and/or developing or reproducing the software by the user are brought to
+the user's attention, given its Free Software status, which may make it
+complicated to use, with the result that its use is reserved for
+developers and experienced professionals having in-depth computer
+knowledge. Users are therefore encouraged to load and test the
+suitability of the software as regards their requirements in conditions
+enabling the security of their systems and/or data to be ensured and,
+more generally, to use and operate it in the same conditions of
+security. This Agreement may be freely reproduced and published,
+provided it is not altered, and that no provisions are either added or
+removed herefrom.
+This Agreement may apply to any or all software for which the holder of
+the economic rights decides to submit the use thereof to its provisions.
+ Article 1 - DEFINITIONS
+For the purpose of this Agreement, when the following expressions
+commence with a capital letter, they shall have the following meaning:
+Agreement: means this license agreement, and its possible subsequent
+versions and annexes.
+Software: means the software in its Object Code and/or Source Code form
+and, where applicable, its documentation, "as is" when the Licensee
+accepts the Agreement.
+Initial Software: means the Software in its Source Code and possibly its
+Object Code form and, where applicable, its documentation, "as is" when
+it is first distributed under the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
+Modified Software: means the Software modified by at least one
+Source Code: means all the Software's instructions and program lines to
+which access is required so as to modify the Software.
+Object Code: means the binary files originating from the compilation of
+the Source Code.
+Holder: means the holder(s) of the economic rights over the Initial
+Licensee: means the Software user(s) having accepted the Agreement.
+Contributor: means a Licensee having made at least one Contribution.
+Licensor: means the Holder, or any other individual or legal entity, who
+distributes the Software under the Agreement.
+Contribution: means any or all modifications, corrections, translations,
+adaptations and/or new functions integrated into the Software by any or
+all Contributors, as well as any or all Internal Modules.
+Module: means a set of sources files including their documentation that
+enables supplementary functions or services in addition to those offered
+by the Software.
+External Module: means any or all Modules, not derived from the
+Software, so that this Module and the Software run in separate address
+spaces, with one calling the other when they are run.
+Internal Module: means any or all Module, connected to the Software so
+that they both execute in the same address space.
+Parties: mean both the Licensee and the Licensor.
+These expressions may be used both in singular and plural form.
+ Article 2 - PURPOSE
+The purpose of the Agreement is the grant by the Licensor to the
+Licensee of a non-exclusive, transferable and worldwide license for the
+Software as set forth in Article 5 hereinafter for the whole term of the
+protection granted by the rights over said Software.
+ Article 3 - ACCEPTANCE
+3.1 The Licensee shall be deemed as having accepted the terms and
+conditions of this Agreement upon the occurrence of the first of the
+following events:
+ * (i) loading the Software by any or all means, notably, by
+ downloading from a remote server, or by loading from a physical
+ medium;
+ * (ii) the first time the Licensee exercises any of the rights
+ granted hereunder.
+3.2 One copy of the Agreement, containing a notice relating to the
+characteristics of the Software, to the limited warranty, and to the
+fact that its use is restricted to experienced users has been provided
+to the Licensee prior to its acceptance as set forth in Article 3.1
+hereinabove, and the Licensee hereby acknowledges that it has read and
+understood it.
+The Agreement shall become effective on the date when it is accepted by
+the Licensee as set forth in Article 3.1.
+ 4.2 TERM
+The Agreement shall remain in force for the entire legal term of
+protection of the economic rights over the Software.
+The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee, who accepts, the following
+rights over the Software for any or all use, and for the term of the
+Agreement, on the basis of the terms and conditions set forth hereinafter.
+Besides, if the Licensor owns or comes to own one or more patents
+protecting all or part of the functions of the Software or of its
+components, the Licensor undertakes not to enforce the rights granted by
+these patents against successive Licensees using, exploiting or
+modifying the Software. If these patents are transferred, the Licensor
+undertakes to have the transferees subscribe to the obligations set
+forth in this paragraph.
+The Licensee is authorized to use the Software, without any limitation
+as to its fields of application, with it being hereinafter specified
+that this comprises:
+ 1. permanent or temporary reproduction of all or part of the Software
+ by any or all means and in any or all form.
+ 2. loading, displaying, running, or storing the Software on any or
+ all medium.
+ 3. entitlement to observe, study or test its operation so as to
+ determine the ideas and principles behind any or all constituent
+ elements of said Software. This shall apply when the Licensee
+ carries out any or all loading, displaying, running, transmission
+ or storage operation as regards the Software, that it is entitled
+ to carry out hereunder.
+The right to make Contributions includes the right to translate, adapt,
+arrange, or make any or all modifications to the Software, and the right
+to reproduce the resulting software.
+The Licensee is authorized to make any or all Contributions to the
+Software provided that it includes an explicit notice that it is the
+author of said Contribution and indicates the date of the creation thereof.
+In particular, the right of distribution includes the right to publish,
+transmit and communicate the Software to the general public on any or
+all medium, and by any or all means, and the right to market, either in
+consideration of a fee, or free of charge, one or more copies of the
+Software by any means.
+The Licensee is further authorized to distribute copies of the modified
+or unmodified Software to third parties according to the terms and
+conditions set forth hereinafter.
+The Licensee is authorized to distribute true copies of the Software in
+Source Code or Object Code form, provided that said distribution
+complies with all the provisions of the Agreement and is accompanied by:
+ 1. a copy of the Agreement,
+ 2. a notice relating to the limitation of both the Licensor's
+ warranty and liability as set forth in Articles 8 and 9,
+and that, in the event that only the Object Code of the Software is
+redistributed, the Licensee allows effective access to the full Source
+Code of the Software at a minimum during the entire period of its
+distribution of the Software, it being understood that the additional
+cost of acquiring the Source Code shall not exceed the cost of
+transferring the data.
+If the Licensee makes any Contribution to the Software, the resulting
+Modified Software may be distributed under a license agreement other
+than this Agreement subject to compliance with the provisions of Article
+When the Licensee has developed an External Module, the terms and
+conditions of this Agreement do not apply to said External Module, that
+may be distributed under a separate license agreement.
+ 5.3.4 CREDITS
+Any Licensee who may distribute a Modified Software hereby expressly
+agrees to:
+ 1. indicate in the related documentation that it is based on the
+ Software licensed hereunder, and reproduce the intellectual
+ property notice for the Software,
+ 2. ensure that written indications of the Software intended use,
+ intellectual property notice and license hereunder are included in
+ easily accessible format from the Modified Software interface,
+ 3. mention, on a freely accessible website describing the Modified
+ Software, at least throughout the distribution term thereof, that
+ it is based on the Software licensed hereunder, and reproduce the
+ Software intellectual property notice,
+ 4. where it is distributed to a third party that may distribute a
+ Modified Software without having to make its source code
+ available, make its best efforts to ensure that said third party
+ agrees to comply with the obligations set forth in this Article .
+If the Software, whether or not modified, is distributed with an
+External Module designed for use in connection with the Software, the
+Licensee shall submit said External Module to the foregoing obligations.
+Where a Modified Software contains a Contribution subject to the CeCILL
+license, the provisions set forth in Article 5.3.4 shall be optional.
+A Modified Software may be distributed under the CeCILL-C license. In
+such a case the provisions set forth in Article 5.3.4 shall be optional.
+The Holder owns the economic rights over the Initial Software. Any or
+all use of the Initial Software is subject to compliance with the terms
+and conditions under which the Holder has elected to distribute its work
+and no one shall be entitled to modify the terms and conditions for the
+distribution of said Initial Software.
+The Holder undertakes that the Initial Software will remain ruled at
+least by this Agreement, for the duration set forth in Article 4.2.
+The Licensee who develops a Contribution is the owner of the
+intellectual property rights over this Contribution as defined by
+applicable law.
+The Licensee who develops an External Module is the owner of the
+intellectual property rights over this External Module as defined by
+applicable law and is free to choose the type of agreement that shall
+govern its distribution.
+The Licensee expressly undertakes:
+ 1. not to remove, or modify, in any manner, the intellectual property
+ notices attached to the Software;
+ 2. to reproduce said notices, in an identical manner, in the copies
+ of the Software modified or not.
+The Licensee undertakes not to directly or indirectly infringe the
+intellectual property rights of the Holder and/or Contributors on the
+Software and to take, where applicable, vis--vis its staff, any and all
+measures required to ensure respect of said intellectual property rights
+of the Holder and/or Contributors.
+7.1 Under no circumstances shall the Agreement oblige the Licensor to
+provide technical assistance or maintenance services for the Software.
+However, the Licensor is entitled to offer this type of services. The
+terms and conditions of such technical assistance, and/or such
+maintenance, shall be set forth in a separate instrument. Only the
+Licensor offering said maintenance and/or technical assistance services
+shall incur liability therefor.
+7.2 Similarly, any Licensor is entitled to offer to its licensees, under
+its sole responsibility, a warranty, that shall only be binding upon
+itself, for the redistribution of the Software and/or the Modified
+Software, under terms and conditions that it is free to decide. Said
+warranty, and the financial terms and conditions of its application,
+shall be subject of a separate instrument executed between the Licensor
+and the Licensee.
+ Article 8 - LIABILITY
+8.1 Subject to the provisions of Article 8.2, the Licensee shall be
+entitled to claim compensation for any direct loss it may have suffered
+from the Software as a result of a fault on the part of the relevant
+Licensor, subject to providing evidence thereof.
+8.2 The Licensor's liability is limited to the commitments made under
+this Agreement and shall not be incurred as a result of in particular:
+(i) loss due the Licensee's total or partial failure to fulfill its
+obligations, (ii) direct or consequential loss that is suffered by the
+Licensee due to the use or performance of the Software, and (iii) more
+generally, any consequential loss. In particular the Parties expressly
+agree that any or all pecuniary or business loss (i.e. loss of data,
+loss of profits, operating loss, loss of customers or orders,
+opportunity cost, any disturbance to business activities) or any or all
+legal proceedings instituted against the Licensee by a third party,
+shall constitute consequential loss and shall not provide entitlement to
+any or all compensation from the Licensor.
+ Article 9 - WARRANTY
+9.1 The Licensee acknowledges that the scientific and technical
+state-of-the-art when the Software was distributed did not enable all
+possible uses to be tested and verified, nor for the presence of
+possible defects to be detected. In this respect, the Licensee's
+attention has been drawn to the risks associated with loading, using,
+modifying and/or developing and reproducing the Software which are
+reserved for experienced users.
+The Licensee shall be responsible for verifying, by any or all means,
+the suitability of the product for its requirements, its good working
+order, and for ensuring that it shall not cause damage to either persons
+or properties.
+9.2 The Licensor hereby represents, in good faith, that it is entitled
+to grant all the rights over the Software (including in particular the
+rights set forth in Article 5).
+9.3 The Licensee acknowledges that the Software is supplied "as is" by
+the Licensor without any other express or tacit warranty, other than
+that provided for in Article 9.2 and, in particular, without any warranty
+as to its commercial value, its secured, safe, innovative or relevant
+Specifically, the Licensor does not warrant that the Software is free
+from any error, that it will operate without interruption, that it will
+be compatible with the Licensee's own equipment and software
+configuration, nor that it will meet the Licensee's requirements.
+9.4 The Licensor does not either expressly or tacitly warrant that the
+Software does not infringe any third party intellectual property right
+relating to a patent, software or any other property right. Therefore,
+the Licensor disclaims any and all liability towards the Licensee
+arising out of any or all proceedings for infringement that may be
+instituted in respect of the use, modification and redistribution of the
+Software. Nevertheless, should such proceedings be instituted against
+the Licensee, the Licensor shall provide it with technical and legal
+assistance for its defense. Such technical and legal assistance shall be
+decided on a case-by-case basis between the relevant Licensor and the
+Licensee pursuant to a memorandum of understanding. The Licensor
+disclaims any and all liability as regards the Licensee's use of the
+name of the Software. No warranty is given as regards the existence of
+prior rights over the name of the Software or as regards the existence
+of a trademark.
+ Article 10 - TERMINATION
+10.1 In the event of a breach by the Licensee of its obligations
+hereunder, the Licensor may automatically terminate this Agreement
+thirty (30) days after notice has been sent to the Licensee and has
+remained ineffective.
+10.2 A Licensee whose Agreement is terminated shall no longer be
+authorized to use, modify or distribute the Software. However, any
+licenses that it may have granted prior to termination of the Agreement
+shall remain valid subject to their having been granted in compliance
+with the terms and conditions hereof.
+ Article 11 - MISCELLANEOUS
+Neither Party shall be liable for any or all delay, or failure to
+perform the Agreement, that may be attributable to an event of force
+majeure, an act of God or an outside cause, such as defective
+functioning or interruptions of the electricity or telecommunications
+networks, network paralysis following a virus attack, intervention by
+government authorities, natural disasters, water damage, earthquakes,
+fire, explosions, strikes and labor unrest, war, etc.
+11.2 Any failure by either Party, on one or more occasions, to invoke
+one or more of the provisions hereof, shall under no circumstances be
+interpreted as being a waiver by the interested Party of its right to
+invoke said provision(s) subsequently.
+11.3 The Agreement cancels and replaces any or all previous agreements,
+whether written or oral, between the Parties and having the same
+purpose, and constitutes the entirety of the agreement between said
+Parties concerning said purpose. No supplement or modification to the
+terms and conditions hereof shall be effective as between the Parties
+unless it is made in writing and signed by their duly authorized
+11.4 In the event that one or more of the provisions hereof were to
+conflict with a current or future applicable act or legislative text,
+said act or legislative text shall prevail, and the Parties shall make
+the necessary amendments so as to comply with said act or legislative
+text. All other provisions shall remain effective. Similarly, invalidity
+of a provision of the Agreement, for any reason whatsoever, shall not
+cause the Agreement as a whole to be invalid.
+The Agreement is drafted in both French and English and both versions
+are deemed authentic.
+12.1 Any person is authorized to duplicate and distribute copies of this
+12.2 So as to ensure coherence, the wording of this Agreement is
+protected and may only be modified by the authors of the License, who
+reserve the right to periodically publish updates or new versions of the
+Agreement, each with a separate number. These subsequent versions may
+address new issues encountered by Free Software.
+12.3 Any Software distributed under a given version of the Agreement may
+only be subsequently distributed under the same version of the Agreement
+or a subsequent version.
+13.1 The Agreement is governed by French law. The Parties agree to
+endeavor to seek an amicable solution to any disagreements or disputes
+that may arise during the performance of the Agreement.
+13.2 Failing an amicable solution within two (2) months as from their
+occurrence, and unless emergency proceedings are necessary, the
+disagreements or disputes shall be referred to the Paris Courts having
+jurisdiction, by the more diligent Party.
+Version 1.0 dated 2006-09-05.