RWTH ASR License
This license is derived from the Q Public License v1.0 and the Qt
Non-Commercial License v1.0 which are both Copyright by Trolltech AS,
The aim of this license is to lay down the conditions enabling you to
use, modify and circulate the SOFTWARE, use of third-party application
programs based on the Software and publication of results obtained
through the use of modified and unmodified versions of the SOFTWARE.
However, RWTH remain the authors of the SOFTWARE and so retain
property rights and the use of all ancillary rights.
The SOFTWARE is defined as all successive versions of RWTH ASR software
and their documentation that have been developed by RWTH.
When you access and use the SOFTWARE, you are presumed to be aware of
and to have accepted all the rights and obligations of the present
You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license
provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in
this license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or
software items that link with the Software, in any form signifies
acceptance of this license for non-commercial use only.
You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form
provided that the entire package, including - but not restricted to
- copyright, trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the
initial developer of the Software, is distributed.
You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your
modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such
as patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:
Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in
When modifications to the Software are released under this
license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the
initial developer of the Software to distribute your
modification in future versions of the Software provided such
versions remain available under these terms in addition to any
other license(s) of the initial developer.
You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software,
provided that you meet these restrictions:
You must include this license document in the distribution.
You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable
forms are also able to receive the complete machine-readable
source code to the distributed Software, including all
modifications, without any charge beyond the costs of data
transfer, and place prominent notices in the distribution
You must ensure that all modifications included in the
machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this
You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you
or by others.
You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
software items, in a non-commercial setting, that link with the
original or modified versions of the Software. These items, when
distributed, are subject to the following requirements:
You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms
of these items are also able to receive and use the complete
machine-readable source code to the items without any charge
beyond the costs of data transfer.
You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use
and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items
in both machine-executable and source code forms. The
recipients must be able to do so without any charges
whatsoever, and they must be able to re-distribute to anyone
If an application program gives you access to functionality of
the Software for development of application programs, reusable
components or other software components (e.g. an application
that is a scripting wrapper), usage of the application program
is considered to be usage of the Software and is thus bound by
If the items are not available to the general public, and the
initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items,
then you must supply one.
Users must cite the authors of the Software upon publication of
results obtained through the use of original or modified versions
of the Software by refering to the following publication:
D. Rybach, C. Gollan, G. Heigold, B. Hoffmeister, J. Lööf,
R. Schlüter, and H. Ney: "The RWTH Aachen University Open Source
Speech Recognition System". In Interspeech 2009, pages 2111-2114,
Brighton, U.K., September, 2009
In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be
liable for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted
to - lost revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special,
incidental or consequential damages, even if they have been advised
of the possibility of such damages, except to the extent invariable
law, if any, provides otherwise.
The Software and this license document are provided "AS IS" with NO
EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WARRANTY OF
DESIGN, ADAPTION, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
You assume all risks concerning the quality or the effects of the
SOFTWARE and its use. If the SOFTWARE is defective, you will bear
the costs of all required services, corrections or repairs.
This license has the binding value of a contract.
The present license and its effects are subject to German law and
the competent German Courts.