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OFFIS e.V. explicitly points out, that the Online Synthesis Demo based on the Fossy synthesis tool (hereinafter FOSSY) is still beta software and under continuous development. Despite due diligence, errors can not be excluded. The use of FOSSY for SystemC to VHDL conversion in this evaluation phase requires, that you accept the following Terms of Use. Please read the following provisions carefully, before using the Fossy synthesis evaluation service.

1. Use of the Service

The synthesis of user-supplied SystemC models to RT-level VHDL with the online-demo of FOSSY is free of charge.

It is prohibited specifically to abuse the FOSSY synthesis service by intervening disruptively or by accessing the service in a different manner, than by the mechanisms and (user) interfaces provided by OFFIS via this website.

OFFIS is allowed to deny the translation of particular inputs, e.g. in case of potential copyright infringements of third parties.

2. Grant of Rights

The synthesis results in terms of generated VHDL code (hereinafter VHDL models) are sent to the requesting user via e-mail. The VHDL models may be used for the limited purpose of internal, non-commercial evaluation of the capabilities of FOSSY. This does not include the right to disclose, copy, sell, or otherwise commercially exploit the VHDL models. If you are interested in using FOSSY for commercial purposes, please contact us for Contact.

You (the User) grant royalty-free, non exclusive, permanent, non sublicensable usage rights to any SystemC model submitted for FOSSY synthesis, including affected patents held by the User, to the extent necessary to perform the translation of the submitted SystemC models to VHDL models with FOSSY. This does include storing, modifying, processing and otherwise manipulating the SystemC models according to the terms of the Privacy Policy. Public disclosure is not included in this rights, except in conditions when OFFIS is legally or per judical decree obligated.

3. Disclaimer of Warranty

FOSSY is a work in progress, which is continuously improved by OFFIS. It is not a finished work and may therefore contain defects or “bugs” inherent to this type of software development. For the above reason, the generated VHDL models are provided on an “as is” basis and without warranties of any kind concerning the VHDL models, including without limitation merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, absence of defects or errors, accuracy, non-infringement of intellectual property rights.

This disclaimer of warranty is an essential part of the Terms of Use and a condition for the grant of any rights to FOSSY.

No responsibility is taken for the continuous availability of the website and/or the services provided on this website. The information and services can be discontinued at any time without prior notice.

4. Disclaimer of Liability

Except in the cases of wilful misconduct or damages directly caused to natural persons, OFFIS will in no event be liable for any direct or indirect, material or moral, damages of any kind, arising out of these Terms of Use or of the use of the FOSSY service, or the resulting VHDL models, including without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, loss of data or any commercial damage, even if OFFIS has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

However, OFFIS will be liable under statutory product liability laws as far such laws apply to the FOSSY, or the VHDL models.

5. Changes to the Terms of Use

OFFIS reserves his right to change the terms and conditions under which this website and its services are provided from time to time.

6. Miscellaneous

If the user is a company or does not reside within the European Union, the seat of OFFIS e.V. shall be the exclusive venue for all legal disputes between the contract parties.

The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall exclusively apply. The provisions of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. Regarding contracts with end-consumers within the European Union, the relevant laws of that country may also be applicable, provided that it concerns obligatory consumer rights provisions.

In the event that one or several of the above provisions is or becomes invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. The parties will try to replace invalid provisions by such provisions which are valid and come closest to the purpose intended by the parties.

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