This page describes the principles and formal conditions on the use of openEHR IP, and of openEHR's use of 3rd party IP, including such things as terminology.
Licensing of openEHR artefacts is based on following principles:
The three areas of work that constitute the main Foundation IP are available for use according to the following:
|Specification||Official specifications of the Foundation (see below for details).||openEHR Foundation||Creative Commons CC-BY-ND. Details|
|Clinical Models||Archetypes, Templates and Terminology subsets developed by the community||openEHR Foundation||Creative Commons for organisational and individual use. CC-BY-(SA) The Share Alike (SA) is specifically applied to derived archatypes and templates only. Details|
|Software||Software with IP rights ascribed to the openEHR Foundation||openEHR Foundation, or original authoring organisation||Generally, Apache 2 License Details|
Other IP such as logos, ad hoc presentations, conference posters are copyright to the Foundation and/or to contributing author(s), and are licensed for use under an open licence by agreement with the original authors, where this is not the Foundation; typically a CC- licence.
The Specifications Program generates various kinds of artefact, all covered by the CC licence described above. They are primarily maintained in the openEHR Github specifications-XX Git repositories. They include:
Some syntax artefacts are maintained in Git repositories with other names, including the ADL-Antlr one.
Third-party IP is referenced in various ways within openEHR artefacts, primarily archetypes and templates. Such references do not generally constitute use of the 3rd-party IP as envisaged by its publishers, however use of the relevant openEHR artefacts (for example, in production health information systems) may well entail use of the referenced 3rd party IP, e.g. terminology codes. The developers of such deployments must therefore accept responsibility for ensuring legal use of relevant third party IP.
The openEHR Foundation has formal bilateral or unilateral agreements to reference the following types of IP in its published artefacts: