Northeastern University, Demeter/Java and Related Software, a DARPA supported project (currently beta release)


Copyright 1996-1999 Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115-9959. (SOFTWARE = Demeter/Java and AP Studio and DJ and AP Library and associated documents, including teaching materials.) All rights reserved. Copyright in SOFTWARE is owned by Northeastern University. Any person is hereby authorized to view, copy, print, run, modify (Java source is provided), and distribute SOFTWARE (without fee) subject to the following conditions:

  1. SOFTWARE must not be sold commercially. Generated code may be sold commercially, except code generated when SOFTWARE is compiled with SOFTWARE.
  2. Any copy of the SOFTWARE or portion thereof must include this copyright notice.
  3. Successful use of the SOFTWARE in commercial and research projects is reported to demeter@ccs.neu.edu with a brief description of the project and possibly with feedback on how to improve the tools. The reports will be posted in the Demeter interest file .
Note that any product, process or technology described in the SOFTWARE may be the subject of other Intellectual Property rights reserved by Northeastern University and are not licensed hereunder.

* The Demeter Tools are developed at Northeastern University,
* Boston, in the College of Computer Science, by the Demeter Research Group
* with support from DARPA, NSF, IBM, Mettler Toledo, Xerox PARC,
* Citibank, SAIC and Mitsubishi. 
Demeter home page . Demeter/Java home page .
In no event shall Northeastern University (NEU) be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of this software and its documentation, even if NEU has been advised of the possibility of such damage. NEU specifically disclaims any warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The software provided hereunder is on an ``as is'' basis, and NEU has no obligation to provide maintenance, support, updates, enhancements, or modifications.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SOFTWARE AT ANY TIME.


Summary: You can use the current Demeter software to produce products and sell them but you cannot sell the Demeter software or its derivative works. But you may distribute them for free. You report back your successful uses which will allow us to attract further funding for our project. For further information on Intellectual Property matters regarding Demeter contact lieber@ccs.neu.edu.