Baseform came to exist through the intertwining of computer science and water engineering R&D, and the rethinking from scratch of many existing processes. The innovative software platform began taking shape in 2010. It has since garnered large numbers of users in all continents and been applied by dozens of utilities in Europe, USA, South America & Australia.

Open-source

Some of Baseform’s solutions were born from open-source efforts, giving back to the community the essence of the engineering methods incorporated, and opening them to crowd-sourced validation and innovation.

Most software is distributed under a license, which means there are certain things that you are legally permitted (and not permitted) to do with the software and source code.

Baseform's software includes both proprietary and open-source components, and we do not think that all the tools that can exist around our platform will have to be bound to the same license. There are already different licenses on libraries used by Baseform tools — on every tool and app, we state its exact license and the licenses of any libraries used. 

About the GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License, or GPL, is an open-source license. Open-source doesn't just mean that you can view the source code — it has a broader philosophical implication. 'Free' is not a statement related to price; rather, it refers to certain freedoms, namely: freedom to run the software, freedom to study how it works, freedom to try changing it and freedom to share within certain limits, namely keeping any derived works under the same type of licensing.This means that you cannot profit directly from the work or from maintaining the attribution and integrity of the existing license. The difference between the two is often compared to the distinction between 'free as in speech' vs. 'free as in beer' — GPL is free as in speech. To find out more:

Baseform's open source code is made available on GitHub: go to github.com/Baseform/.

Detailed third-party open-source licensing

Ashwood
http://www.objectstyle.com/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Apache Cayenne
http://cayenne.apache.org/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Apache Commons
http://commons.apache.org/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Apache Log4J
http://logging.apache.org/log4j
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Apache POI "Poor Obfuscation Implementation"
http://poi.apache.org/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Apache XML Beans
http://xmlbeans.apache.org/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Dom4J
http://dom4j.sourceforge.net
BSD - http://dom4j.sourceforge.net/dom4j-1.6.1/license.html

GeoTools
http://www.geotools.org/
LGPL - http://svn.osgeo.org/geotools/trunk/licenses/GeoTools.html

H2 Database
http://www.h2database.com/
H2 License - http://www.h2database.com/html/license.html
[dual licensed and available under a modified version of the MPL 1.1 (Mozilla Public License)
or under the (unmodified) EPL 1.0 (Eclipse Public License)]

Jettison - A JSON StAX Implementation
http://jettison.codehaus.org/
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Jetty Web Server
http://jetty.codehaus.org
Apache Software License, Version 2.0 - http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

VPP - Velocity Template Engine
http://vpp.sourceforge.net/
BSD license - http://vpp.sourceforge.net/LICENSE

XML Pull Parser (XPP)
http://www.extreme.indiana.edu/xgws/xsoap/xpp/
Indiana University Extreme! Lab Software License

XStream
http://xstream.codehaus.org/
BSD license - http://xstream.codehaus.org/license.html

Addition CayWeb
http://www.addition.pt
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Addition Reports 2.0
http://www.addition.pt
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Addition User Interface 2.0 - AddUI2
http://www.addition.pt/addui
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

jQuery JavaScript Library
http://jquery.com/
Dual: MIT or GPL Version 2 - http://jquery.org/license

OpenLayers.js - OpenLayers Map Viewer Library
http://openlayers.org
FreeBSD license. Please see http://svn.openlayers.org/trunk/openlayers/license.txt

Raphaël and g.Raphael - JavaScript Library
http://raphaeljs.com/
MIT license - http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php

Yahoo YUI Calendar
http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/calendar/
http://yuilibrary.com/license/

 
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