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The software is public property and you therefore have the right to the source code, if desired.
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The user agrees to appropriately acknowledge the authors and the USGS in publications that result from the use of this software or in products that include this software in whole or in part.
Because the software and related material are free (other than nominal materials and handling fees) and provided "as is," the authors, the USGS, and the United States Government have made no warranty, express or implied, as to accuracy or completeness and are not obligated to provide the user with any support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind with regard to the use, operation, and performance of this software nor to provide the user with any updates, revisions, new versions or "bug fixes".
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This application includes open source software from the Apache Software Foundation and software published under the GNU Lesser Public License. A copy of each license is included in the doc directory.