Software licenses and agreements

NIBIO develops software for use in agriculture. Software is licensed. Some of the software is open for contributions. To contribute, agreements need to be signed. On this page, NIBIO's software licenses and agreements are available for reading.

NIBIO Contributor Agreement

As a contributor to NIBIO Open Source Software, you need to sign this agreement. The main outline of this agreement is that you keep your copyright to your contributions, but you also grant NIBIO the right to relicense your contributions as if we were the copyright holder of the software.

NIBIO Open Source License

This License is specific for the VIPS project. It's based on the GNU Affero Public License v3, and differs only on one significant matter: Models developed for VIPS do not need to be Open Source Licensed in order to be combined with the VIPS Platform software.