Rights-in-technical-data clauses for many DOE contracts require a statement acknowledging DOE sponsorship/data rights for information products. The following distribution statement and disclaimer meet those requirements for software and should be affixed to all distributed DOE-sponsored software. Contractors may have specific requirements and required notices in their contracts. Legal counsel should review any appropriate additional markings that are desired; such markings should be consistent with restrictions indicated on the announcement form (DOE AN 241.4). Markings should be affixed to all software package elements provided to ESTSC or a SIAC. Respective SIACs, or originating sites issue their own statements as legally appropriate. The following Distribution Statement and Disclaimer are examples of the wording used by the ESTSC.
This computer software has been developed under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy. Any further distribution or use by anyone other than the named licensee of this software package or any data contained therein, unless otherwise specifically provided for, is prohibited without the approval of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Requests for DOE-developed computer software shall be referred to the Energy Science and Technology Software Center at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-1020.
DisclaimerThis material was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor the United States Department of Energy, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.