Credits & License#
Brightway was originally developed by Chris Mutel during his doctoral research. Brightway would have been possible without the incredibly generous support of Professor Stefanie Hellweg of ETH Zürich. Today, Brightway is a highly active software ecosystem maintained by developers and life-cycle practitioners from academia and industry.
If you use Brighway in your academic research, please cite the primary publication in the Journal of Open Source Software:
Mutel, C. 2017. Brightway: An open source framework for Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Open Source Software, 12:2. https://doi.org/10.21105%2Fjoss.00236.
Different parts of the Brightway software are licensed under variations of the the BSD license. For more information, compare the license files in the respective repositories. The most recent general license terms:
Copyright © 2023, Brightway Developers All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. Neither the name of ETH Zurich or Paul Scherrer Institute nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.