NVIDIA DOCA EULA

DOCA SDK 2.6.0

NVIDIA DOCA SDK end-user license agreement.

This license is a legal agreement between you and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. ("NVIDIA Mellanox") and governs the use of the NVIDIA DOCA software and materials provided hereunder ("SOFTWARE").

This license can be accepted only by an adult of legal age of majority in the country in which the SOFTWARE is used. If you are under the legal age of majority, you must ask your parent or legal guardian to consent to this license. If you are entering this license on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have legal authority and "you" will mean the entity you represent.

By using the SOFTWARE, you affirm that you have reached the legal age of majority, you accept the terms of this license, and you take legal and financial responsibility for the actions of your permitted users.

You agree to use the SOFTWARE only for purposes that are permitted by (a) this license, and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions.

  1. LICENSE. Subject to the terms of this license, NVIDIA Mellanox hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense (except as expressly provided in this license) to:

    1. Install and use the SOFTWARE,

    2. Modify and create derivative works of sample or reference source code delivered in the SOFTWARE, and

    3. Distribute the following portions of the SOFTWARE as incorporated in object code format into a software application, subject to the distribution requirements indicated in this license: API headers, drivers, libraries and sample applications.

    BlueField SNAP software and materials, if delivered to you under this license, are licensed only for use in BlueField DPUs and subject to license fees Per DPU. "Per DPU" license means a license that allows concurrent authorized users to use the SOFTWARE in a single DPU under the license, and in some cases the SKU or documentation will indicate the maximum number of concurrent authorized users or virtual machines per DPU. Notwithstanding contrary terms in Section 1 above, you may not use or copy BlueField SNAP software without the necessary licenses.

  2. DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS. These are the distribution requirements for you to exercise the grants above:

    1. An application must have material additional functionality, beyond the included portions of the SOFTWARE.

    2. The following notice shall be included in modifications and derivative works of source code distributed: "This software contains source code provided by Mellanox Technologies Ltd."

    3. You agree to distribute the SOFTWARE subject to the terms at least as protective as the terms of this license, including (without limitation) terms relating to the license grant, license restrictions and protection of NVIDIA Mellanox's intellectual property rights. Additionally, you agree that you will protect the privacy, security and legal rights of your application users.

    4. You agree to notify NVIDIA Mellanox in writing of any known or suspected distribution or use of the SOFTWARE not in compliance with the requirements of this license, and to enforce the terms of your agreements with respect to the distributed portions of the SOFTWARE.

  3. AUTHORIZED USERS. You may allow employees and contractors of your entity or of your subsidiary(ies) to access and use the SOFTWARE from your secure network to perform work on your behalf. If you are an academic institution you may allow users enrolled or employed by the academic institution to access and use the SOFTWARE from your secure network. You are responsible for the compliance with the terms of this license by your authorized users.

  4. LIMITATIONS. Your license to use the SOFTWARE is restricted as follows:

    1. The SOFTWARE is licensed for you to develop applications only for their use in systems with NVIDIA DPUs or adapter products or related adapter products.

    2. Except as provided in this Agreement, you may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or remove copyright or other proprietary notices from any portion of the SOFTWARE or copies of the SOFTWARE.

    3. You may not disclose the results of benchmarking, competitive analysis, regression or performance data relating to the SOFTWARE without the prior written permission from NVIDIA Mellanox.

    4. Except as expressly provided in this license, you may not copy, sell, rent, sublicense, transfer, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of any portion of the SOFTWARE. For clarity, unless you have an agreement with NVIDIA Mellanox for this purpose you may not distribute or sublicense the SOFTWARE as a stand-alone product.

    5. Unless you have an agreement with NVIDIA Mellanox for this purpose, you may not indicate that an application created with the SOFTWARE is sponsored or endorsed by NVIDIA Mellanox.

    6. You may not bypass, disable, or circumvent any technical limitation, encryption, security, digital rights management or authentication mechanism in the SOFTWARE.

    7. You may not replace any NVIDIA Mellanox software components in the SOFTWARE that are governed by this license with other software that implements NVIDIA Mellanox APIs.

    8. You may not use the SOFTWARE in any manner that would cause it to become subject to an open-source software license. As examples, licenses that require as a condition of use, modification, and/or distribution that the SOFTWARE be: (i) disclosed or distributed in source code form; (ii) licensed for the purpose of making derivative works; or (iii) redistributable at no charge.

    9. Unless you have an agreement with NVIDIA Mellanox for this purpose, you may not use the SOFTWARE with any system or application where the use or failure of the system or application can reasonably be expected to threaten or result in personal injury, death, or catastrophic loss. Examples include use in avionics, navigation, military, medical, life support or other life critical applications. NVIDIA Mellanox does not design, test or manufacture the SOFTWARE for these critical uses and NVIDIA Mellanox shall not be liable to you or any third party, in whole or in part, for any claims or damages arising from such uses.

    10. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NVIDIA Mellanox and its affiliates, and their respective employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, fines, restitutions and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs incident to establishing the right of indemnification) arising out of or related to your use of the SOFTWARE outside of the scope of this license, or not in compliance with its terms.

  5. UPDATES. NVIDIA Mellanox may, at its option, make available patches, workarounds or other updates to this SOFTWARE. Unless the updates are provided with their separate governing terms, they are deemed part of the SOFTWARE licensed to you as provided in this license. You agree that the form and content of the SOFTWARE that NVIDIA Mellanox provides may change without prior notice to you. While NVIDIA Mellanox generally maintains compatibility between versions, NVIDIA Mellanox may in some cases make changes that introduce incompatibilities in future versions of the SOFTWARE.

  6. PRE-RELEASE VERSIONS. SOFTWARE versions identified as alpha, beta, preview, early access or otherwise as pre-release may not be fully functional, may contain errors or design flaws, and may have reduced or different security, privacy, availability, and reliability standards relative to commercial versions of NVIDIA Mellanox software and materials. You may use a pre-release SOFTWARE version at your own risk, understanding that these versions are not intended for use in production or business-critical systems. NVIDIA Mellanox may choose not to make available a commercial version of any pre-release SOFTWARE. NVIDIA Mellanox may also choose to abandon development and terminate the availability of a pre-release SOFTWARE at any time without liability.

  7. COMPONENTS UNDER OTHER LICENSES. The SOFTWARE may include NVIDIA Mellanox or third‐party components with separate legal notices or terms as may be described in proprietary notices accompanying the SOFTWARE, such as components governed by open source software licenses. If and to the extent there is a conflict between the terms in this license and the license terms associated with a component, the license terms associated with the components control only to the extent necessary to resolve the conflict.

  8. OWNERSHIP

    1. NVIDIA Mellanox reserves all rights, title and interest in and to the SOFTWARE not expressly granted to you under this license. NVIDIA Mellanox and its suppliers hold all rights, title and interest in and to the SOFTWARE, including their respective intellectual property rights. The SOFTWARE is copyrighted and protected by the laws of the United States and other countries, and international treaty provisions.

    2. Subject to the rights of NVIDIA Mellanox and its suppliers in the SOFTWARE, you hold all rights, title and interest in and to your applications and your derivative works of the sample source code delivered in the SOFTWARE including their respective intellectual property rights.

  9. FEEDBACK. You may, but are not obligated to, provide to NVIDIA Mellanox Feedback. "Feedback" means suggestions, fixes, modifications, feature requests or other feedback regarding the SOFTWARE. Feedback, even if designated as confidential by you, shall not create any confidentiality obligation for NVIDIA Mellanox. NVIDIA Mellanox and its designees have a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, publicly display, modify, create derivative works of, license, sublicense, and otherwise distribute and exploit Feedback as NVIDIA Mellanox sees fit without payment and without obligation or restriction of any kind on account of intellectual property rights or otherwise.

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  12. TERMINATION. Your rights under this license will terminate automatically without notice from NVIDIA Mellanox if you fail to comply with any term and condition of this license or if you commence or participate in any legal proceeding against NVIDIA Mellanox with respect to the SOFTWARE. NVIDIA Mellanox may terminate this license with advance written notice to you, if NVIDIA Mellanox decides to no longer provide the SOFTWARE in a country or, in NVIDIA Mellanox's sole discretion, the continued use of it is no longer commercially viable. Upon any termination of this license, you agree to promptly discontinue use of the SOFTWARE and destroy all copies in your possession or control. Your prior distributions in accordance with this license are not affected by the termination of this license. All provisions of this license will survive termination, except for the license granted to you.

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  14. NO ASSIGNMENT. This license and your rights and obligations thereunder may not be assigned by you by any means or operation of law without NVIDIA Mellanox's permission. Any attempted assignment not approved by NVIDIA Mellanox in writing shall be void and of no effect. NVIDIA Mellanox may assign, delegate or transfer this license and its rights and obligations, and if to a non-affiliate you will be notified.

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  16. GOVERNMENT USE. The SOFTWARE is, and shall be treated as being, "Commercial Items" as that term is defined at 48 CFR § 2.101, consisting of "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation", respectively, as such terms are used in, respectively, 48 CFR § 12.212 and 48 CFR §§ 227.7202 & 252.227-7014(a)(1). Use, duplication or disclosure by the U.S. Government or a U.S. Government subcontractor is subject to the restrictions in this license pursuant to 48 CFR § 12.212 or 48 CFR § 227.7202. In no event shall the US Government user acquire rights in the SOFTWARE beyond those specified in 48 C.F.R. 52.227‐19(b)(1)‐(2).

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  18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This license is the final, complete and exclusive agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this license and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements relating to this subject matter, whether oral or written. If any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of this license is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. Any amendment or waiver under this license shall be in writing and signed by representatives of both parties.

  19. LICENSING. If the distribution terms in this license are not suitable for your organization, or for any questions regarding this license, please contact NVIDIA Mellanox at doca_license@nvidia.com.

Last updated: May 10, 2022

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