Ohloh Academic Use Agreement
About the Academic Use Agreement
Thank you for your interest in using Ohloh data for academic research. Black Duck Software, Inc. (“Black Duck”), the owner of the Ohloh web sites (“Sites”) and copyrighted content (“Content”), is pleased to offer this resource to the academic community to encourage greater understanding of Free and Open Source Software (“FOSS”).
This Agreement covers both the use of the Sites and Content, as well as the use of the Ohloh API, a set of programming interfaces (“API Feature”) that allow you to connect to and access the Sites.
Your Agreement With Us
These terms and conditions are effective as of May 5, 2014. Black Duck reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time without notice, so you should check this Agreement periodically to see whether it has changed. If you use the Sites, Content, or API Feature after we post changes to the Agreement, you accept the changed terms.
Subject to the requirements of this Agreement and to the approval by Black Duck of your Proposal, Black Duck grants you a fully paid-up, limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the Sites, Content, and API Feature only for academic research intended to further the understanding of the FOSS movement and phenomenon. Other research objectives, and research objectives not included in your Proposal are prohibited under this Agreement. Other uses of these Sites may be allowed under different terms and conditions.
You agree not to distribute any Content you obtain from the Sites or through the use of the API feature to any third party, including to any persons or outside organizations or entities, including other researchers at your academic institution or other academic institutions who are not parties to this Agreement.
Under the terms of this Agreement, you may not use the Sites or the API Feature for any purpose, including all commercial and non-commercial uses, other than the specific academic research licensed herein. If your research objectives change, you must re-submit your Proposal.
If you wish to publish specific, actual data obtained through the Sites or the API Feature, you agree to anonymize project IDs and names, account IDs and names, and any personally identifying information such as email addresses, and all data that identifies persons that you obtain in the course of your research. You agree to take reasonable steps to secure the data you obtain under the terms of this Agreement from unauthorized access, and to protect the privacy of the persons whose activities are recorded in the data.
Accessing the API for Academic Research
Each registered account is limited 10 API keys under this Agreement and other agreements governing use of the API Feature. Each API key is limited to 1000 requests/day. If you need more than 10 API keys for your account, or require more than 1000 requests/day for your research, please include these additional requirements in the notes for your API key request. If your requirements change in the future in the course of your research, please contact Black Duck with your additional requirements and we will evaluate your needs and try to help.
You agree not to:
- Share your API keys with any third party.
- Use any third party’s API keys.
- Create or help anyone else create API keys.
- Register multiple accounts for the purpose of obtaining additional API keys or increasing your aggregate API request limit.
- Reverse-engineer the API Feature.
- Circumvent the API Feature’s limits in any way.
- Use the API Feature or the Content obtained through the API Feature in any way or for any purpose not allowed by the Black Duck Terms of Service.
- Obtain more Content through the API Feature than is minimally required to perform your research.
- Use or store registered account identifiers or account information for purposes other than their association with other Content obtained through the API Feature.
- Remove any copyright or other proprietary rights notices from Content obtained through the API Feature.
- Sell, lease, sublicense or transfer Content obtained through the API Feature to any third party, directly or indirectly.
- Charge directly or indirectly for any Content obtained through the API Feature, or for access to Content.
- Use Content obtained through the API Feature in any advertisements or for targeting advertisements.
- Use any automated means, including without limitation such software as robots, spiders, search retrieval applications, or other mechanisms to collect or scrape the Sites in any way, except through the use of the API Feature as governed by this API Agreement.
Attribution and Publishing Your Research
You agree to attribute the data you obtain under this Agreement to Black Duck, and to provide a citation to that effect in your published work. You will forward a copy of all research papers, reports, or publications including such data and intended for public release to Black Duck upon publishing them. Please email your finished work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Duck may re-publish or link to these works, and agrees to attribute them to you. Black Duck will associate the names of the authors, the title of the research, the publication date, and sponsoring institution when re-publishing or linking to your finished research, and where possible will provide a link to the original published work on the educational institution’s website. You agree that this visible display of authorship shall be Black Duck’s sole requirement for attribution when using your research.
This Academic Use Agreement is a derivative work of the Creative Commons Terms, originally at http://creativecommons.org/terms and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This statement constitutes the required attribution under this license.