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Download MDLBlockFinder software package (version 1.1) for Linux/Unix

MDLBlockFinder is a software package for the analysis of haplotype block structures.

Please note that this software is BETA software only and has not been extensively tested. As stated in the license agreement below, use is at your own risk. Also note that no updates nor support are guaranteed. Nonetheless, bug reports as well as other comments are welcome; please send to Mikko Koivisto, mikko.koivisto(at)cs.helsinki.fi.

Although registration is not required, it would be appreciated if you would send a note at mikko.koivisto(at)cs.helsinki.fi stating that you have downloaded the software and your intended usage.

Downloading the software requires your agreeing to the license agreement below. Please do not use this application, if you do not accept the terms of the license.


This Agreement is made effective as of the day first downloaded, and is between University of Helsinki, a nonprofit educational institution in Finland (hereinafter referred to as "University") with correspondent

Academy Prof. Heikki Mannila
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Basic Research Unit
PO Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 b)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

and the downloading entity (hereinafter referred to as "Licensee").

WHEREAS, University has developed computer software programs and documents included in MDLBlockFinder package (hereafter "Software"), and

WHEREAS University believes it is the owner of the entire right, title and interest in Software, and desires to share Software for purposes of aiding and stimulating research and education thereby; and

WHEREAS Licensee desires to obtain the use of Software solely for purposes of education and research;

Now therefor, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual covenants, terms and conditions contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

a. Restricted License

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, University grants to Licensee a personal, nontransferrable, royalty free and nonexclusive license to use Software solely and exclusively for Licensee's academic purposes. Please contact University if you are interested in a commercial license of Software to use it in case of for-profit applications.

b. Restrictions on Use

Licensee agrees that Software shall not be used as the basis for commercial software or hardware product development, and that it shall not be rewritten into another computer language or otherwise adapted to circumvent the need for obtaining a license from University for uses not specified in this Agreement.

Licensee may reproduce Software only for educational, research, backup or archive purposes. Licensee agrees not to remove or destroy any proprietary markings or confidential legends placed upon or contained within Software and any related materials. Licensee further agrees to copy said markings and place them prominently on copies of Software, whenever copies are made pursuant to this section.

Licensee understands that Software is proprietary to University and agrees to take all reasonable steps to protect Software from unauthorized disclosure, copying, use or release. Licensee agrees to take action by instruction, agreement or otherwise with persons allowed to access Software to satisfy its obligations under this Agreement with respect to use, copying, modification, disclosure, protection and security of Software.

c. Acknowledgement

All materials, developed as a consequence of Software, shall duly acknowledge such use, in accordance with the usual standards of acknowledging credit in academic research.

d. Disclaimer of Warranty

The Licensee expressly acknowledge and agree that use of Software is at the sole risk of the Licensee. SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS". UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FOR SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. University does not warrant that Software will meet the Licensees requirements, or that the operation of Software will run uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects in Software will be corrected. The entire risk as to the functioning, faultless operation, quality, performance and effect on hardware is with the Licensee. Should Software prove defective, the Licensee assumes the cost of all necessary servicing and repair of correction.

e. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SHALL UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Specifically, University is not responsible for any costs including, but not limited to, those incurred as a result of lost profits, revenue or other economic loss, loss of use of the product, loss of data, the costs of recovering such software or data, the cost of substitute software or data, claims by third parties or for other similar costs.

f. Disclaimer of Support

University is under no obligation to provide any services, by way of maintenance, consultation, update, or otherwise.

g. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be construed, governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Finland.

If you accept the terms of the license above, you may proceed downloading the software package.

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