The HDF Group distributes a variety of HDF technology products with BSD-style open source licenses. The following are links to the licenses for some of our most popular downloads:
- HDF4 (also known as HDF)
- HDF Java Products (including HDFView)
- H4H5TOOLS Software Library and Utilities
- HDF Compass
(currently under development)
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COPYINGfile at the top level of the source code for any HDF Group product or accompanying the distributed binaries. The only exception to this is the HDF5 ODBC Connector, which is available under a commercial license.
The HDF Group owns the products listed above and controls the licensing terms. Some were developed in whole or in part by the HDF team while it was at The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. The University of Illinois transferred ownership of those products and all associated licensing rights to The HDF Group upon its spin-off from NCSA and the University in 2006.
Products owned and distributed by The HDF Group carry the following copyright:
Copyright 2006-yyyy by The HDF Group.
where yyyy is the year of the most recent release.
Products first developed at NCSA and the University of Illinois
also include a University statement:
Copyright 1986-2006 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Specific dates will vary by product and by release.
If you have any questions, please contact us.