8.4. License

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Version 1.0, 31st May 2022


  1. Definitions.

    “License” shall mean the terms and conditions for use, reproduction, modification, and distribution stated in this document.

    “Licensor” or “SIA” or “Secure Identity Alliance” shall mean the copyright owner that is granting the License.

    “You” (or “Your”) shall mean an individual or legal entity exercising permissions granted by this License.

    “Work” or “Project” shall mean the work of authorship, including where applicable text, software programming code in object code and/or source code and its documentation, drawings, schemas, figures, and other creations, created in the framework of the OSIA Working Group of the SIA, that is made available under the License, as indicated by a copyright notice that is included in or attached to the Work.

    “Derivative Works” shall mean any work, that is based on (or derived from) the Work and for which the editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications represent, as a whole, an original work of authorship. For the purposes of this License, Derivative Works shall not include works that remain separable from, or merely link (or bind by name) to the interfaces of, the Work and Derivative Works thereof.

    “Contribution” shall mean any work of authorship, including the original version of the Work and any modifications or additions to that Work or Derivative Works thereof, that is by its author or copyright holder intentionally submitted to Licensor for inclusion in the Work. For the purposes of this definition, “submitted” means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to the Licensor or its representatives, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, the Licensor for the purpose of discussing and improving the Work.

    “Contributor” shall mean any individual or legal entity on behalf of whom a Contribution has been received by Licensor and subsequently incorporated within the Work.

  2. Grant of copyright License.

    This License is applicable to works of authorship created in the framework of the OSIA Working Group that are published as a Work with a reference or link to this License. By using and/or copying the Work that includes a reference to this License or to which this License is linked, You agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with the terms and conditions of this License.

  3. License to reproduce and distribute the unmodified Work.

    Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, the Licensor and each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, evaluate, test, reference, implement, display and distribute the unmodified Work, in any medium and for any purpose, provided that You include the following on all the copies of the Work or the portions of the Work that you copy and/or distribute:

    • A link or URL to the original Work, clearly visible to any recipient;

    • The copyright notice of the Licensor, indicating the SIA as the original copyright owner, in the form: “Copyright © Secure Identity Alliance (2022)”;

    • A copy of this License or a link or URL to this License, clearly visible to any recipient.

    You must include the copyright notice in any documents, software or any other items or products that you create pursuant to the implementation of the contents of the Work or any portion thereof.

  4. Modifications.

    The Licensor does not grant You the right to create modifications of the Work or Derivative Works pursuant to this License, except as follows.

    Solely in order to facilitate, evaluate or test the implementation of the technical specifications set forth in the Work, You may create and distribute Derivative Works in software and in methods, in documentation of software and methods and in supporting materials accompanying software and methods, provided that all such Derivative Works include the following notices:

    Notice of any changes or modifications to the WORK ;

    The following copyright statement:

    “Copyright © (the name of Your organization) (year)
    This software or document includes material copied from or derived from [title and URL of the Work]
    Copyright © Secure Identity Alliance (2022)””

    However, the publication, display, or distribution of Derivative Works for use as a technical standard or specification, or any representation thereof as a technical specification, is expressly prohibited unless such use is expressly allowed by the Licensor to You in writing.

  5. Distribution of Derivative Works.

    You may reproduce, display and distribute copies of the Work and/or Derivative Works thereof (which are allowed in accordance with clause 4), in any medium, provided that You meet the following conditions: * You must give any recipients of the Derivative Works a copy of this License, clearly visible to the recipient; * You must cause any modified files to carry prominent notices stating that You changed the files of the Work. * You must provide a link or URL to the original Work and the most recent version thereof, clearly visible to any recipient; * You must provide the copyright notice as set forth in clause 4.

  6. Submission of Contributions.

    You may submit proposed Contributions to the Licensor for inclusion in the Work. By doing so, You intend to contribute to the further development of the Work.

    Any Contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the Work by You to the Licensor shall be under the terms and conditions of this License. Any submitted Contributions may be included in the Work by Licensor after review and approval by Licensor in accordance with Licensor’s policies and decision-making processes. Only Licensor is entitled to publish a modified version of the Work including Your Contributions, without prejudice to Your limited right to create modifications and Derivative Works as allowed under Clause 4.

    You assign to the Licensor Your right, title, and interest, including Your rights under copyright, in Your Contributions, for all present and future forms of exploitation and use, and in all technological solutions, at no cost.

    If and insofar transfer or assignment of Your rights is not validly possible, You hereby grant to the SIA, its Members and to recipients of the Work distributed by the SIA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your Contributions and such Derivative Works. Furthermore, You grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable patent license to make, have made, use, sell, lease, or otherwise convey or make available the Work and implementations of the Work, including Your Contributions, where patent claims would be infringed by such use and/or such implementation. You declare that You will not use any patent claim nor any other intellectual property right to undermine the effect of such assignment.

    You represent that you believe in good faith that Your Contributions are Your original creations and that You have sufficient right to submit these for inclusion in the Work.

  7. Trademarks.

    This License does not grant permission to use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor, except as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the origin of the Work.

  8. Disclaimer of warranty.

    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, Licensor provides the Work (and each Contributor provides its contributions) on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or redistributing the Work and assume any risks associated with Your exercise of permissions under this License.

  9. Limitation of liability.

    In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise, unless and insofar required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly negligent acts) or agreed to in writing, shall Licensor or any Contributor be liable to You for damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising as a result of this License or out of the use or inability to use the Work (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses), even if Licensor or such Contributor has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  10. Accepting warranty or additional liability.

While distributing the Work or (insofar allowed) Derivative Works thereof, You may choose to offer, and charge a fee for, acceptance of support, warranty, indemnity, or other liability obligations and/or rights consistent with this License.

However, in accepting such obligations, You may act only on Your own behalf and on Your sole responsibility, not on behalf of Licensor or any other Contributor, and only if You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Licensor and each Contributor harmless for any liability incurred by, or claims asserted against, Licensor and such Contributor by reason of Your accepting any such warranty or additional liability.

  1. License versions.

The SIA is the publisher of this License and may publish revised and/or new versions of this License from time to time. Each version will be given a distinguishing version number. No one other has the right to modify this License.

  1. Severability.

If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

  1. Applicable law and jurisdiction.

This License shall be governed by the law of the jurisdiction specified in a notice contained within the Work, except to the extent that any applicable law provides otherwise. Any litigation relating to this License shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the jurisdiction and venue specified in a notice contained in the Work.

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