FLUKA User license
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(INFN) and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN),
1989-2014. All rights not expressly granted under this
license are reserved. Requests for permissions not granted
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only be granted in writing. This software results in
particular from work performed by Alberto Fassò, Alfredo
Ferrari, Johannes Ranft, Paola Sala (the "Authors"), and
their collaborators (the "Collaborators"). INFN and CERN are
the exclusive source of distribution of the code, bug fixes
and documentation of the FLUKA software (FLUKA website), and
may authorise distribution by mirror sites. This license
cancels and replaces any prior license conditions but their
warranty and liability provisions shall continue to apply to
any use or modifications made under such prior license
The FLUKA software ("FLUKA") means the fully integrated
particle physics Monte Carlo simulation software package
being developed since 1989, available from the official FLUKA
website (http://www.fluka.org) and authorised mirror sites.
FLUKA is made up of FLUKA core code and FLUKA User Routines.
The FLUKA Copyright Holders means both CERN and INFN.
FLUKA User Routines means the set of subroutines collected in
the usermvax section of FLUKA and forming part of the
standard distribution of FLUKA.
The Licensee means any person acting individually within a
non-profit organisation, exercising any permission granted by
Subject to the terms and conditions of this license, the
FLUKA Copyright Holders herewith grant to the Licensee a
worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, source and object
code license to use and reproduce FLUKA for internal
scientific non commercial non-military purposes only.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Licensee shall not execute
FLUKA in a manner that produces an output whose contents are
directly useable or easily employable to simulate the physics
models embedded within FLUKA in a generic manner, or excise
portions of FLUKA source or object code, and execute them
independently of FLUKA. Extracting specific isolated results
from any of the individual internal physics models embedded
within FLUKA is not permitted. Permitted use and reproduction
are referred to below as "Use".
Modification (including translation) of FLUKA, in whole or
in part, is not permitted, except for modification of FLUKA
User Routines that do not circumvent, replace, add to or
modify any of the functions of the FLUKA core code. Permitted
modifications are referred to below as "Modifications".
FLUKA is licensed for Use by the Licensee only, and the
Licensee shall not market, distribute, transfer, license or
sub-license, or in any way make available ("Make Available")
FLUKA or Modifications, in whole or in part, to third
parties, without prior written permission. The Licensee shall
not assign or transfer this license.
Notwithstanding section 3, the Licensee may Make Available
his Modifications of FLUKA User Routines to third parties
under these license conditions.
The Licensee shall not insert FLUKA code or Modifications,
in whole or in part, into other codes without prior written
Any use of FLUKA outside the scope of this license is subject
to prior written permission.
The Licensee shall in a timely fashion notify to
firstname.lastname@example.org any Modifications carried out by him. Except
for Authors, Collaborators, and employees of the FLUKA
Copyright Holders, the copyright in whose Modifications shall
automatically be vested in the FLUKA Copyright Holders, the
Licensee herewith grants the FLUKA Copyright Holders a
perpetual, royalty- free, irrevocable and non-exclusive
license to his Modifications, with no limitation of use. The
Licensee acknowledges that the FLUKA Copyright Holders may
insert such Modifications into future releases of FLUKA,
subject to appropriate acknowledgment of the Licensee's
The Licensee shall report as soon as practical any errors or
bugs found in any portion of FLUKA to email@example.com
PUBLICATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Licensee shall explicitly acknowledge his use of FLUKA in
any publication or communication, scientific or otherwise,
relating to such use, by citing the FLUKA set of references
(http://www.fluka.org, see below) and the FLUKA copyright
The Licensee shall ensure that the FLUKA set of references,
the FLUKA copyright notice and these license conditions are
not altered or removed from FLUKA and that all embodiments of
FLUKA and Modifications contain in full the FLUKA set of
references, the FLUKA copyright notice, and these license
Any insertion of FLUKA code or Modifications, in whole or in
part, into other codes with permission under section 5 shall
preserve the FLUKA set of references, the FLUKA copyright
notice and these license conditions in the FLUKA code or
Modifications concerned, and must also reproduce these within
any additional global notices included along or embedded
within the software into which the FLUKA code or the
Modifications have been integrated, in whole or in part. Any
part of the FLUKA code or Modifications so inserted shall
continue to be subject to these license conditions.
Publication of any results of comparisons of specific
internal physics models extracted from FLUKA with permission
under section 6 with data or with other codes or models is
subject to prior written permission.
Contributions to any formal code comparisons and validation
exercises pertaining to FLUKA, sponsored by recognised bodies
or within the framework of recognised conferences and
workshops, are subject to prior written permission.
WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
DISCLAIMER FLUKA IS PROVIDED BY THE FLUKA COPYRIGHT HOLDERS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF
SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR
USE ARE DISCLAIMED. THE FLUKA COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND THE
AUTHORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT FLUKA AND MODIFICATIONS
THEREOF WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADE SECRET
OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THE FLUKA COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND ANY
CONTRIBUTOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR
OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE,
DATA OR PROFITS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING IN ANY
WAY OUT OF THE USE OF FLUKA, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND THE LICENSEE SHALL HOLD THE
COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND ANY CONTRIBUTOR FREE AND HARMLESS FROM
ANY LIABILITY, INCLUDING CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES, IN RELATION
TO SUCH USE.
This license shall terminate with immediate effect and
without notice if the Licensee fails to comply with any of
the terms of this license, or if the Licensee initiates
litigation against any of the FLUKA Copyright Holders or any
contributors with regard to FLUKA. It shall also terminate
with immediate effect from the date on which a new version of
FLUKA becomes available. In either case sections 14 and 15
above shall continue to apply to any Use or Modifications
made under these license conditions.
FLUKA set of references, subject to change
"The FLUKA Code: Developments and Challenges for High Energy and Medical
T.T. Bohlen, F. Cerutti, M.P.W. Chin, A. Fasso`, A. Ferrari, P.G. Ortega,
A. Mairani, P.R. Sala, G. Smirnov, and V. Vlachoudis,
Nuclear Data Sheets 120, 211-214 (2014)
"FLUKA: a multi-particle transport code"
A. Ferrari, P.R. Sala, A. Fasso`, and J. Ranft,
CERN-2005-10 (2005), INFN/TC_05/11, SLAC-R-773
Additional FLUKA references can be added, provided they are
relevant for the FLUKA version under consideration.