Copyright Notice and License Agreement

BSCW Software – Copyright © 1995-2018 Fraunhofer FIT and OrbiTeam Software GmbH & Co. KG.


The BSCW software [both binary and source (if released)] (hereafter, Software) is the intellectual property of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and OrbiTeam and is protected by worldwide copyright laws. FIT and OrbiTeam are the sole owners of the Software.


Users (hereafter, Licensee) may download the BSCW software and install it for a testing and evaluation period of 90 days. Beginning on the 91st day after installation of the Software, Licensee is required to purchase a licence in order to continue using the Software. A licence can be acquired by paying a licence fee. Schools and universities may apply for a royalty-free licence in order to use the Software for educational purposes. (Licences are distributed by OrbiTeam Software, a FIT spin-off company. Please send an email to for details.)


Licensee is not allowed to distribute the binary and source code (if released) to third parties. Licensee is not allowed to reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile code, or make any modifications to the binary or source code, remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels in the Software.


Licensee is not allowed to sub-license the Software or any derivative work based on or derived from the Software.


Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the Software is delivered ‚as is‘ without warranty and without support services (unless otherwise agreed with FIT or OrbiTeam). FIT and OrbiTeam make no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the Software and its derivatives.


It is understood by Licensee that neither FIT nor OrbiTeam shall be liable for any loss or damage that may arise, including any indirect special or consequential loss or damage in connection with or arising from the performance or use of the Software, including fitness for any particular purpose.


By using or copying this Software, Licensee agrees to abide by the copyright laws and all other applicable laws of Germany including, but not limited to, export control laws, and the terms of this licence. FIT and/or OrbiTeam shall have the right to immediately terminate this licence by written notice upon Licensee’s breach of, or non-compliance with, any of its terms. Licensee may be held legally responsible for any copyright infringement that is caused or encouraged by Licensee’s failure to abide by the terms of this licence.


By using or copying this Software, Licensee especially agrees with the terms of the BSCW Software handover and end user licence agreement.



Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT
D – 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany


OrbiTeam Software GmbH & Co. KG
D – 53121 Bonn, Germany