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License approved by OHSU's Technology & Research Collaborations office on September 4, 2003. Questions regarding this license agreement should be directed to:
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1. Licensed Software: The Software covered by this agreement (the "Software") is SELFE. The Software includes the current version, all updates and patches to the current version, and all previously released versions. SELFE is a finite-element computer model for numerical simulation of 3D coastal and estuarine baroclinic circulations, developed by the Center for Coastal and Land-Margin Research ("CCALMR") of the Oregon Health & Science University ("OHSU"). The licensed Software includes source code, compiled object code and accompanying documentation. The Software may include third-party software, identified in the source code and documentation.

2. Grant: OHSU hereby grants to you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable, perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide license (the "License") to use the Software and to create derivative works employing the Software, subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement (the "Agreement").

3. Limitation on Distribution: You may not distribute the Software or allow others to use it.

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All right, title and interest in and to any original material you contribute in derivative works employing OHSU copyrighted material shall remain with you, and you shall have the sole right to determine the disposition of any such original material, except as limited by provisions of this Agreement. The copyright in your original material is independent of, and does not affect, any copyright protection in the OHSU copyrighted material. You agree to provide to OHSU, upon OHSU's request, the source code for any modifications or enhancements you introduce to the Software. OHSU shall have the right to use such modifications and enhancements for any purpose, including, at it's sole discretion, to distribute them in any future release of the Software.

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OHSU does not directly or indirectly endorse any product or service provided, or to be provided, by you whether directly or indirectly related to the Software. You shall not state or imply that use of the Software is an endorsement by OHSU or its employees.

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SELFE Acknowledgements/Disclaimer The Oregon Health & Science University (and its predecessor the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology) received financial support for this project from several agencies of the U.S. Government, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NA17FE1486, NA17FE1026, NA87FE0405), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (133101J104), the Office of Naval Research (N00014-00-1-0301, N00014-99-1-0051), and the National Science Foundation (ACI-0121475). Any statements, opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the federal sponsors, and no official endorsement should be inferred.