openIMIS Software License


The openIMIS software product is licensed under an open-source software license with a copy-left clause called GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3. The following text is a summary from TLDRlegal for your convenience - read the full openIMIS Software License Agreement here.

You may:

  • Use commercially - Describes the ability to use the software for commercial purposes.

  • Modify - Describes the ability to modify the software and create derivatives.

  • Distribute - Describes the ability to distribute original or modified (derivative) works.

  • Place Warranty - Describes the ability to place warranty on the software licensed.

If you:

  • Include Copyright - Describes whether the original copyright must be retained.

  • Include License - Including the full text of license in modified software.

  • State Changes - Stating significant changes made to software.

  • Disclose Source - You must disclose your source code when you distribute, publish or serve (i.e. through a web portal) modified or derivative software.

  • Include Install Instructions - Describes the necessity to include build & install instructions.

You may not:

  • Sublicense - Describes the ability for you to grant/extend a license to the software.

  • Hold Liable - Describes the warranty and if the software/license owner can be charged for damages.

License Agreement

Copyright (c) 2016-2018 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The program users must agree to the following terms:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU AGPL v3 License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 3 of the License.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU AGPL v3 License for more details

Disclaimer of Warranty

There is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law; except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

Limitation of Liability

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys the program as permitted above, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

In case of dispute arising out or in relation to the use of the program, it is subject to the public law of Switzerland. The place of jurisdiction is Berne.

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