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software or data identified above, which may include source code, and any associated
materials, text or speech files, associated media and "online" or electronic documentation
(together, the "Software").
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SCOPE OF RIGHTS:You may use this Software for any non-commercial purpose, subject to the
restrictions in this License. Some purposes which can be non-commercial are teaching, academic
research, public demonstrations and personal experimentation. You may also
distribute this Software with books or other teaching materials, or publish the Software on
websites, that are intended to teach the use of the Software for academic or
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for commercial purposes. Examples of commercial purposes would be running business
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commercial gain to you or others.If the Software includes source code or data, you may modify such portions of
the Software and distribute the modified Software for non-commercial purposes, as
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obligated to (and will not) provide technical support for the Software.
- That if you breach this MSR-SSLA or if you sue anyone over patents that you
think may apply to the Software or anyone's use of the Software, your license to
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Software immediately. Section 5 of this MSR-SSLA shall survive any termination
of this license.
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not to any derivative works you make.
- That the Software is subject to U.S. export jurisdiction at the time it is
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- That if you are an agency of the U.S. Government, (i) Software provided
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the commercial license rights set forth in this License, and (ii) Software
pursuant to a solicitation issued prior to December 1, 1995, is provided with
“Restricted Rights” as set forth in FAR, 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14 (June 1987) or
DFAR, 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013 (Oct 1988), as applicable.
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Washington, USA, without regard to conflicts of law. If any provision of this
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MSR-SSLA shall remain in full effect and interpreted in an enforceable manner
that most nearly captures the intent of the original language.