Here you will find background, guidance, and more to ensure that DOE-funded STI is appropriately managed and preserved to support scientific research now and in the future.
|Category||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/Shareware||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.