IPR and Open Source
NORDUnet is to a large extent directly or indirectly financed by taxes. Therefore NORDUnet wishes that any software, specification, document and other similar artifacts produced by NORDUnet personnel is useful to as many individuals, companies and other organizations as possible. NORDUnet believe that the best way to reach this goal is to put software developed by NORDUnet under an open source license, to put other documents under creative commons licenses, and to participate in community open source projects.
NORDUnet is a part of a worldwide community and can achieve its goals and provide state-of-the-art services only by being part of community projects. The NORDUnet IPR policy is therefore created to enable sharing and collaborative efforts. NORDUnet must be able to participate in and establish new OpenSource projects; we therefore specify a standard OpenSource License for NORDUnet as well as requirements on the license on existing projects. When contributing to non-NORDUnet projects, we are happy to work with the license chosen by the project, as long as it is a recognized Open Source license.
NORDUnet is a small organization with limited resources to pursue and defend against litigation. In order to reduce the risk of exposure a signed Contributor Agreement is required for all external contributors to NORDUnet projects. We welcome contributions to NORDUnet projects; we ask you to accept our Open Source lincense for those contributions, and to sign the contributor agreement.
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Also, you can find NORDUnet source code in the NORDUnet Git repository.