EnergyPlusTM is open source software. It is distributed under the terms of a permissive, BSD-style license.
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NOTICE: This Software was developed under funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Government consequently retains certain rights. As such, the U.S. Government has been granted for itself and others acting on its behalf a paid-up, nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license in the Software to reproduce, distribute copies to the public, prepare derivative works, and perform publicly and display publicly, and to permit others to do so.
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Contributing to EnergyPlus
EnergyPlus is an open-source project and the EnergyPlus team accepts contributions to EnergyPlus source, utilities, test files, documentation, and other materials distributed with the program. Visit the contributions page to learn more.