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Description
Distribution Limitation
Audience

Announcement

Distribution Source

Classified
Software that has been categorized according to DOE M 475.1-1A
Limited
Requires security clearance;
Based on need-to-know
OSTI
Submitting
Site
Copyrighted – Limited Government License (COPY/LIM)
Software that a DOE contractor has asserted rights and limits ESTSC distribution to Federal agencies and their contractors only. All other requests are referred to submitting site.
Limited (OUO)
Federal Agencies and Their Contractors
OSTI
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-approved site agreements
Copyrighted – Broad Government License (COPY/UNL)
Software that a DOE contractor has asserted rights but does not limit ESTSC distribution.
Limited
Public/
Foreign (Subject to EAR)
OSTI
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-approved site agreements
Proprietary Data/Trade Secrets
Software containing proprietary data not for public disclosure
Limited (OUO)
DOE/DOE Contractors-Special Approval Required
OSTI
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-approved site agreements
Protected Data
Software resulting from CRADA, SBIR, STTR
Limited (OUO)
DOE/DOE Contractors – Special Approval Required
OSTI
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-approved site agreements
Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI)
Software that is protected by law from disclosure to persons not having a need–to-know for the information without appropriate review by DOE.
Limited (UCI)
DOE/DOE Contractors – Special Approval Required
OSTI
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-approved site agreements
Applied Technology
 
Applied technology-
Software related to engineering, development, design, construction,
operation, or other activities
pertaining to nuclear technology advances
 
Limited (UCI)
DOE/DOE Contractors – Special Approval Required
OSTI/Limited Announcement
OSTI or in accordance with DOE-Approved site agreements
Export
Controlled
Information
(ECI)
 
Software containing unclassified information subject to export controls and whose unrestricted public dissemination could help proliferants or potential adversaries of the United States
Limited (UCI)
DOE/DOE Contractors – Special Approval Required
OSTI/Limited
Announcement
 
OSTI
 
Patent Pending
Information to be withheld pending patent clearance
Limited (UCI)
DOE/DOE Contractors-Special approval Required
OSTI
OSTI
OpenNet
Previously classified software that has been declassified
Unlimited
Public
OSTI
OSTI/SIAC/
Site
Unclassified/Unlimited
Software that is not
freeware according to the definition provided. Software a contractor develops, but does not copyright, and is fully willing to make
available through OSTI or the
specialized centers.
Unlimited
Public
OSTI
 
OSTI/SIAC/Site
 


Freeware/
Share
ware
Software distributed,
after all appropriate reviews, by the developing site at no charge. Thought to have general value to other application domains. Level of
user support provided is determined by the developing site and communicated to the user. May be Web hosted or distributed in other manners deemed appropriate by the
sites.
 
Unlimited
Public
OSTI/Sites
 
Sites
 
Open Source Software
Computer software that is distributed under a license that grants the user the rights to use, copy, modify, prepare derivative works, and distribute the software without having to make royalty payments.   Such distribution may include original or modified source code, other formats, and any derivative works thereof.  Contractor must submit DOE AN 241.4 to ESTSC and provide unique URL on the form for ESTSC to distribute.
 
Unlimited
Public
OSTI/Sites
Site

* Sites needing assistance in making classified software available should contact OSTI at (865) 576-1269.
 
Last updated: July 7, 2010