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Two standard license frameworks are employed for processes, and object sets. A default license arrangement is defined for each set. Utilizations and IP criteria are distinct for process and material. Some licenses offer constraints to objectives for sharing. If intents align, and legal restrictions do not inhibit, "secondary" licenses for specific uses may be obtain on request. Normally:
- Creative Commons license, as described below, relative to non operational elements (e.g., concepts and generalized methods)
- An Eclipse Public License (EPL) or compatible license for the operational parts of the system (e.g., the EATS software codes). This is primary given the integration between EATS and Eclipse. However, there are other features where there is no issue or desire to be tightly integrated with the Eclipse Core of EATS, rather it is desired to integrate with a technolgy featrure which is based primary on GPL, or Apache, or MIT, etc. The natural binding License for the packaged component is adopted as the software artifact licence for the EATS architected element within the component. Default licenses can be adapted through license injection of override terms in a standard architected form.
These licenses may vary by time frame in which the code is obtained. Additional "secondary" licenses to specific parties for specific uses may be obtain on request.
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