Conditions of use

ACADEMIC LICENCE for INDIVIDUALS
 
Motivation and Preamble
 
The MAGCHAIN program has been devised for use in academic research within the academic community. Some conditions have been defined for the use, distribution, and modification of the  program, which the authors consider fair and within the common fair practices in the academic community.
 
Individuals in companies or industry, including also spin-off or start-up companies and members of the academic community acting as consultants for private companies, are not allowed to employ the MAGCHAIN package under this Academic License. However, they are encouraged to contact the authors of the package and obtain a specific agreement for their specific use of the MAGCHAIN package.
 
1. Definitions
 
"The Authors" are:
 
    * Jordi S. Andreu, ICMAB-CSIC and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona
    * Carles Calero, ICMAB-CSIC and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona
    * Juan Camacho, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    * Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona
 
"The Copyright-Holders" are:
 
    * Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
    * Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
 
The valid distributors of the MAGCHAIN package ("The Distributors") are the authors, and Copyright-Holders as specified above.
 
"The MAGCHAIN package" is the suite of software, including the MAGCHAIN code itself, but also all other software, documentation, scripts, and ancillary support material. The MAGCHAIN package is distributed as a single entity. This License covers the entirety of said data.
 
The Licensee is the person (never an institution) to whom the MAGCHAIN package is distributed (under the terms of this Licence) by the Distributors; they are bound by this agreement.
 
2. NO WARRANTY
 
There is no warranty for any part of the MAGCHAIN package. The MAGCHAIN package is provided by the Distributors "as-is" without warranty of any kind, either as expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the Distributors 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. The entire risk as to the quality or performance of the program, or any action the Licensee may take based on the output of any part of the MAGCHAIN package, is with the Licensee.
 
3. Limitation of Usage
 
The use of the MAGCHAIN package under the present Licence is restricted solely to individuals working in academic institutions (including universities and non-military public research laboratories) and for academic purposes, i.e., leading to open publication of results, with neither withhold of information nor intentional delay in publication. The use of the MAGCHAIN code in start-up or spin-off companies or any other kind of companies with links of any nature to the academic community is 
not allowed by the present License. 
 
Notwithstanding these general definitions, the Authors reserve the exclusive right to determine what purposes and institutions are eligible for using the MAGCHAIN package under this Licence, and to withhold the right to use the software where they are not satisfied that either condition is fulfilled.
 
The Licensee is hereby provided with a non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use any part of the MAGCHAIN package. The displaying, publishing, performing, or otherwise using of results obtained by use of the MAGCHAIN package in any form is subject to the restriction that in any paper or other academic publication containing results wholly or partially derived from the results of use of the MAGCHAIN package, the following paper must be cited in the normal manner:
 
"On-the-fly coarse-graining methodology for the simulation of chain formation of superparamagnetic colloids in strong magnetic fields" by Jordi S. Andreu, Carles Calero, Juan Camacho and Jordi Faraudo, arXiv:1111.5784 [cond-mat.soft]
 
Other papers relevant to the MAGCHAIN package and method should be cited as best scientific practice dictates.
 
Licensees are recommended to send reference to the Authors of any publication containing results wholly or partially derived from the results of use of the MAGCHAIN package.
 
The above-mentioned right to use the code is extensive to the members of the research group of the Licensee as long as the use is in collaboration with the Licensee leading to co-authored publication(s).
 
4. Support
 
The present License does not imply support services of any kind to the Licensee by the Distributors, including, but not limited to, installation, compilation and use of the software in the package.
 
5. Modification
 
Licensees are permitted to modify MAGCHAIN for their own privative use; in any paper containing results wholly or partially derived from the use of a modified version of MAGCHAIN, the authors are required to state that a privately modified version of MAGCHAIN is used, and satisfy the conditions of 
use stated above.
 
The Authors encourage Licensees to submit their modifications of the MAGCHAIN package to them, so that the MAGCHAIN package can be improved for all users. Licensees can thereby benefit from the ulterior developments of MAGCHAIN.
 
To this end, the Authors wish to encourage Licensees to make modifications to the MAGCHAIN package but always maintaining its structure. This permits maintenance of these modifications as a separate entity in many cases, and may allow their separation from MAGCHAIN and distribution as a separate piece of software: in that case, such software is not subject to this Licence, and the authors of the separate software are free to choose any licensing terms they desire.
 
However, if a given modification must be incorporated directly into the MAGCHAIN package (this will be a "Contributed Code"), the author(s) of any such modifications must provide a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable license to the Authors and the Copyright-Holder, to further modify their Contributed Code as may prove necessary for the future development of MAGCHAIN, and to distribute the Contributed Code (in its original or any later modified form) as part of the MAGCHAIN package.
 
6. Redistribution
 
The authors reserve the exclusive right to distribute the MAGCHAIN package. Licensees have no right to distribute the MAGCHAIN package, a modified or alternative version thereof, or any other program making direct use of parts of the MAGCHAIN package, without the prior written consent of the Authors.
 
7. All Other Rights
 
All other rights not explicitly mentioned in this document are reserved. In particular, the Authors reserve for themselves all rights to resolve any and all conflicts arising in the development and distribution policies of the MAGCHAIN package.
 
 
 

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