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Crux Academic License

Academic License Agreement
Crux Software

The University of Washington ("UW"), professor William S. Noble and his laboratory ("Developers") give permission for you ("User") and your institution ("Institution") to use the Crux software ("Software"). Crux contains software for tandem mass spectrometry analysis, with a focus on peptide identification. Development of Software was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Certain functionalities in Software are based on methods developed at UW by professor John Yates and Dr. Jimmy Eng.

Provided that User conforms to the terms of this Agreement, UW gives permission for User to run, copy and modify Software, for internal, non-profit research purposes on the following conditions:

1. Software remains at Institution and is not published, distributed, or otherwise transferred or made available to other than Institution employees and students involved in research under User's supervision.

2. If User wishes to obtain Software for any commercial purposes, User will need to execute a separate licensing agreement with the University of Washington and pay a fee. This includes, but is not limited to, using Software to provide services to outside parties for a fee. To use Software for commercial purposes, please contact:

Express Licensing Team
UW Center for Commercialization
University of Washington
4311 11th Avenue NE Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98105-4608
(206) 543-3970
license@u.washington.edu

3. User retains in Software and any modifications to Software, the copyright, trademark, patent, or other notices pertaining to Software as provided by UW.

4. User agrees to provide the Developers with feedback on the use of the Software in User's research, and that the Developers and UW are permitted to use any information User provides in making changes to the Software. All bug reports and technical questions shall be sent to: William S. Nobel, email: noble@gs.washington.edu.

5. User acknowledges that the Developers, UW and its licensees may develop modifications to Software that may be substantially similar to your modifications of Software, and that the Developers, UW and its licensees shall not be constrained in any way by User in UW's or its licensees' use or management of such modifications. User acknowledges the right of the Developers and UW to prepare and publish modifications to Software that may be substantially similar or functionally equivalent to your modifications and improvements, and if User obtains patent protection for any modification or improvement to Software User agrees not to allege or enjoin infringement of your patent by the Developers, the UW or by any of UW's licensees obtaining modifications or improvements to Software from the University of Washington or the Developers.

6. If utilization of the Software results in outcomes which will be published, please specify the version of Software used and cite the source of the software.

Park, C. Y., A. A. Klammer, L. Kaell, M. J. MacCoss and W. S. Noble. 2008. "Rapid and accurate peptide identification from tandem mass spectra." Journal of Proteome Research. In press.

7. Any risk associated with using the Software at your institution is with User and your Institution. Software is experimental in nature and is made available as a research courtesy "AS IS," without obligation by UW to provide accompanying services or support.

UW AND THE AUTHORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES PERTAINING TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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