MBROLA Licenses

LICENSE FOR THE MBROLA PROGRAM

This program is being provided to "You" the licensee, by Faculte Polytechnique de Mons - Thierry Dutoit, the "Author", under the following license, which applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the terms of this license. The "Program", below, refers to any such program or work.

By obtaining, using and/or copying this Program, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and conditions :

Terms and conditions for the distribution of the Program

This Program may not be sold or incorporated into any product which is sold without prior permission from the Author.

When no charge is made, this Program may be copied and distributed freely, provided that this notice is copied and distributed with it. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy or distribute the program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.

If you wish to incorporate the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the Author to ask for permission.

If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this license, they do not excuse you from the conditions of this license. If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this license and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the program at all. For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this license would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the program.

Terms and conditions on the use of the Program

Permission is granted to use this Program for non-commercial, non-military purposes, with and only with the voice and language databases made available by the Author from the MBROLA project www homepage :

http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html

In return, the Author asks you to mention the MBROLA reference paper :

T. DUTOIT, V. PAGEL, N. PIERRET, F. BATAILLE, O. VAN DER VREKEN, "The MBROLA Project: Towards a Set of High-Quality Speech Synthesizers Free of Use for Non-Commercial Purposes" Proc. ICSLP'96, Philadelphia, vol. 3, pp. 1393-1396 .

or the book :

An Introduction to Text-To-Speech Synthesis,
T. DUTOIT, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4498-7 April 1997, 312 pp.

in any scientific publication referring to work for which this Program has been used.

Disclaimer

THIS SOFTWARE CARRIES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RISKS, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH INVOLVE THIS SOFTWARE IN ANY WAY. IN PARTICULAR, THE AUTHOR DOES NOT TAKE ANY COMMITMENT IN VIEW OF ANY POSSIBLE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.

TYPICAL LICENSE FOR AN MBROLA DIPHONE DATABASE

This database is being provided to "You", the licensee, by :

XXXXXX XXXXXXX, the "Author of the Database"

under the following license.

By obtaining, using and/or copying this database, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and conditions :

Terms and conditions on the use of the database

Permission is granted to use this database for synthesizing speech with and only with MBROLA program made available from the MBROLA project www homepage :

http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html
following the terms and conditions on the use of the Mbrola program.

Terms and conditions for the distribution of the database

The distribution of this database is submitted to the same terms and conditions as the distribution of the Mbrola program. In addition, this database may not be sold or incorporated into any product which is sold without prior permission from the Author of the Database.

When no charge is made, this database may be copied and distributed freely, provided that this notice is copied and distributed with it.

Disclaimer

THIS DATABASE CARRIES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RISKS, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH INVOLVE THIS DATABASE IN ANY WAY. IN PARTICULAR, THE AUTHOR OF THE DATABASE DOES NOT TAKE ANY COMMITMENT IN VIEW OF ANY POSSIBLE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.

Last updated December 17, 1999, send comments to Mbrola Team