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The software developed by ORCID is publicly released under an open source software license.

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License summary

You may use the ORCID Open Source project under the terms of an MIT-Style License.

The MIT License is simple and easy to understand and it places almost no restrictions on what you can do with the ORCID Open Source project. Code provided under this license is provided "AS IS".

You are free to use the ORCID Open Source project in commercial projects as long as the copyright header is left intact.

Our version of the license has a specific exclusion on ORCID's branding, trademarks or the "look and feel" of the websites at the orcid.org URL, even if they are contained within the project.

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