Software licenses

Software is more and more part of the daily job of any researcher. Before using or sharing software any researcher should deeply think about the main goal of using or sharing such software. Reading attentively the license attached to a software is the first mandatory step to start this reflection.

Available resources

Understand software protection

Learn how software is protected by intellectual property law

Use third party software

Learn about what you should consider when using third party software

Share software

Learn how to proceed when sharing software at EPFL


Choose the right license

Learn how to choose the most appropriate license to share your software

Distribute your software

Inform you about conditions on software distribution


Technology Transfer office (TTO)

EPFL Innovation Park J
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (0) 21 693 70 23