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Current software version: SeedUSoon 1.3.0 (release date: June 2nd 2019)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Published on 4 September 2020
​​​​​SeedUSoon: A new software program to improve seed stock management and plant line exchanges between research laboratories 2017 Front. Plant Sci. Céline Charavay, Stéphane Segard,  Nathalie Pochon, Laurent Nussaume​ and Hélène JAVOT​. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00013 

The SeedUSoon software is freely distributed to non-for profit academic research laboratories, pending the acceptance of the terms of the license agreement available underneath.

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No personal data is collected, passed to third parties or used without your knowledge. In accordance with the French Data Protection Act 78-17 of 6 January 1978 and amendments thereto, you have the right to access, modify or remove your personal data. You can exercise this right by writing to Hélène JAVOT CEA Cadarache DRF/BIAM/SBVME/LBDP 13108 St Paul Lez Durance – France. email

The user can consult information concerning their rights, duties and the protection of personal data on the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (French data protection authority) website (

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Free license Agreement for academic (non-profit) institutions to use SeedUSoon Software

Section 1 - Definitions

For the purpose of this Agreement, when the following expressions commence with a capital letter, they shall have the following meaning:
"Agreement" means this license agreement and its annexes.

 "CEA" means the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, a French state-owned research entity with a scientific, technical or industrial activity duly organized under the laws of France and having its registered office located Bâtiment Le Ponant D – 25, rue Leblanc – 75015 Paris (France) – and declared at the Paris Register of Commerce and Trade ("Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés de Paris") under the following registration number B 775 685 019.

 "Libraries" means libraries listed under Appendix 1 that are ruled by contractual terms that are distinct from those provided under the Contract and are quoted directly or indirectly in an active hyperlink in the Object Code and under Appendix 1.

"Libraries with direct dependence" means Libraries that are used by the Software.

 "Libraries with indirect dependence" means Libraries that are used by the Libraries with direct dependence.

 "Licensee" means the Software user(s) having accepted the Agreement.

 "Object Code" means the Software in machine-readable, compiled and/or executable form including, but not limited to and, byte code form.

 "Parties" mean both the Licensee and the CEA.

 "Software" means the software SeedUSoon owned by the CEA, in its Source Code and possibly in its Object Code form and, where applicable, its Documentation, "as is" when the Licensee accepts the Agreement.

 "Software Documentation" means the Software information, being technical information used or, useful in, or relating to the design, development, use or maintenance of any version of the Software.

 "Source Code" means the Software in human readable form normally used to make modifications to it including, but not limited to, comments and procedural code such as job control language and scripts to control compilation and installation.

 All the above expressions may be used both in singular and plural form.

Section 2 - Purpose

The purpose of the Agreement is the grant by the CEA to the Licensee of a free non-exclusive, non-transferable and worldwide license on the Software as set forth in Section 7 hereinafter for the whole duration of the protection granted by the rights over this Software.

For the purpose of the performance of  this Agreement, and particularly every time an authorisation needs to be granted by the CEA, or for the purpose of performing notification of section 12-3, the Licensee shall refer and contact the CEA to the following address :​

                    Céline CHARAVAY
                    CEA Grenoble​
                    17 rue des martyrs
                    38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 – France

copy:          Hélène JAVOT
                    CEA Cadarache
                    13108 St Paul Lez Durance – France
                    Email ​

Section ​3 - Acceptation

3.1     The Licensee shall be deemed as having accepted the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including its Appendix regarding Related Module, upon the occurrence of the first of the following events:

  1. loading the Software by any or all means, notably, by downloading from a remote server, or by loading from a physical medium;
  2. the first time the Licensee exercises any of rights granted hereunder.

3.2    One copy of the Agreement, containing a notice relating to the characteristics of the Software, to the limited warranty, and to the restriction of use, has been provided to the Licensee prior to its acceptance as set forth in Section 3.1 hereinabove, and the Licensee hereby acknowledges that it has read and understood it.

Section 4 : Delivery and installation of the Software

4.1 The CEA makes the Software available on line on its web site reachable at and according to that are mentioned thereto. 

4.2 The Licensee shall load and install the Software at its own expense and risks. The Licensee shall be responsible for any environment and installation constraints required for proper operation of the Software, as described in Appendix 2 to the Agreement. ​

Section 5 : Licensee’s compliance with all import regulations in Licensee’s country of origin

Inasmuch as the Software is imported by the Licensee, the Licensee is required to contact the competent national authorities so as to ensure compliance with all tax (specifically in the field of VAT) and customs (i.e. import license) regulations that may apply to the import of the Software. Any costs in connection therewith shall be borne by the Licensee.

Section 6 – Effective date and term

            6.1       Effective date

The Agreement shall become effective on the date when it is accepted by the Licensee as set forth in Section 3.1.

            6.2       Term

The Agreement shall remain in force for the entire legal term of protection of the economic rights over the Software, without prejudice to provisions of section 8.2 regarding the moral rights of the authors.

Section 7 – Scope of the granted rights

Provided that the Licensee is an academic (non-profit) institution, the CEA hereby grants to it the following rights over the Software. These rights, that the Licensee accepts, are granted for any or all use, and for the term of the Agreement, on the basis of the terms and conditions set forth hereinafter.

It is recalled that Libraries are ruled by license terms different from those provided under this Agreement. With this respect, the Licensee undertakes to comply with the License agreements covering the Libraries.

7.1       Right of use 

7.1.1        The Licensee shall not, without CEA’s prior written authorization, use the Software either for any commercial use with any kind of institution, or for any purpose (research or otherwise) performed with and/or for any “for profit” organisation.

7.1.2        The Licensee is authorized to use the Software, without any limitation as to its fields of application, with it being hereinafter specified that this comprises:

  • a) permanent or temporary reproduction of all or part of the Software by any or all means and in any or all form.
  • b) loading, displaying, running, or storing the Software on any or all medium.
  • c) entitlement to observe, study or test its operation so as to determine the ideas and principles behind any or all constituent elements of said Software. This shall apply when the Licensee carries out any or all loading, displaying, running, transmission or storage operation as regards the Software, that it is entitled to carry out hereunder.

7.1.3        Except as expressly authorized above, Licensee shall not: 

  • translate, adapt, arrange or modify the Software nor directly correct any anomaly;
  • reverse compile or reverse assemble all or any portion of the Software except if to make it interoperable, under the conditions set forth by law.;
  • assign, transfer or convey to a third party, with or without consideration, the user right granted hereunder .

7.2       Distribution

 The Licensee shall not disclose, not even within its academic institution, in any form the Software to third parties without CEA’s prior authorization.

If the Licensee receives a request to supply all or any portion of the Software to any third party, it shall not fulfil such a request and shall refer it in writing to the CEA at the following address:

                                         Céline CHARAVAY
                                         CEA Grenoble
                                         17 rue des martyrs
                                         38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 – France

                    copy :         Hélène JAVOT
                                         CEA Cadarache
                                         13108 St Paul Lez Durance – France

No obligation to accept is charged to the CEA.

Section 8 – Duties of the Licensee

8.1 Bug reports

The Licensee agrees to use its best efforts to inform the CEA, free of charge and within a reasonable period of time, of its experience in connection with use of the Software, including, but not limited to, any errors or defects detected, inconsistencies between the program and the associated documentation, restrictions to the Software’s applications not mentioned in the associated documentation and any developments and improvements that could be made to the Software.

Reports of bugs shall be made at the following address:        SeedUSoon"at"


8.2      Credits

The Licensee agrees that any report or publication of results obtained with the Software will acknowledge its use by citation of the article mentioned on the page

Section 9 – Intellectual property

9.1 The Parties recognize that the Software is and shall remain the exclusive property of the CEA, which reserves all ownership rights on such basis. The license subject matter of this Agreement does not entail the transfer of any intellectual property right over the Software to the Licensee.

9.2 The Licensee expressly agrees:

  • not to delete or otherwise modify in any manner the intellectual property notices or other ownership notices displayed on the Software; and
  • to reproduce as is the said intellectual property notices or other ownership notices on the backup copy of the Software. 

9.3 Similarly, no other right over a trademark, trade name or other distinctive sign is conferred to the Licensee by the Agreement. 

9.4 The Licensee undertakes not to directly or indirectly infringe the intellectual property rights of the CEA on the Software and to take, where applicable, vis-à-vis its staff, any and all measures required to ensure respect of the said intellectual property rights.

Section 10 – Related Services

10.1 Under no circumstances shall the Agreement oblige the CEAs to provide technical assistance or maintenance services for the Software.

However, the CEA is entitled to offer this type of services. The terms and conditions of such technical assistance, and/or such maintenance, shall be set forth in a separate instrument. 

10.2 Similarly, the CEA is entitled to offer to the Licensee a warranty under terms and conditions that it is free to decide. Said warranty, and the financial terms and conditions of its application, shall be subject of a separate instrument executed between the CEA and the Licensee.

Section 11 – Warranty/Liability

11.1 The Licensee uses the Software at its own risks and shall be solely liable for damages of any kind caused by accident arising out of or in connection with the use or operation of the Software. Therefore, the Licensee shall not search either the CEA's liability or the liability of the CEA employees, and shall warrant them against any action, claim or request that would be brought against them because of all damages, liabilities and expenses in connection with an accident that would occurred during the use or operation of the Software.

11.2     The Licensee acknowledges that the scientific and technical state-of-the-art when the Software was distributed did not enable all possible uses to be tested and verified, nor for the presence of possible defects to be detected. In this respect, the Licensee's attention has been drawn to the risks associated with downloading, loading, using, modifying and/or developing and reproducing the Software which are reserved for experienced users.

The Licensee shall be responsible for verifying, by any or all means, the suitability of the product for its requirements, its good working order, and for ensuring that it shall not cause damage to either persons or properties.

11.3     The CEA hereby represents, in good faith, that it is entitled to grant all the rights over the Software (including in particular the rights set forth in Section 7).

11.4    The Licensee acknowledges that the Software is supplied "as is" by the CEA without any other express or tacit warranty, other than that provided for in Section 11.3 and, in particular, without any warranty as to its commercial value, its secured, safe, innovative or relevant  nature.

Specifically, the CEA does not warrant that the Software is free from any error, that it will operate without interruption, that it will be compatible with the Licensee's own equipment and software configuration, nor that it will meet the Licensee's requirements.

11.5    The CEA does not either expressly or tacitly warrant that the Software does not infringe any third party intellectual property right relating to a patent, software or any other property right. Therefore, the CEA disclaims any and all liability towards the Licensee arising out of any or all proceedings for infringement that may be instituted in respect of the use of the Software. The CEA disclaims any and all liability as regards the Licensee's use of the name of the Software. No warranty is given as regards the existence of prior rights over the name of the Software or as regards the existence of a trademark.

Section 12 - Infringement

12.1 Any use of the Software outside the scope of the license grant by CEA shall constitute infringement and warrant proceedings being brought by the CEA against the Licensee.

12.2 If proceedings based on a patent, software, or any other third-party intellectual property right are brought against the Licensee on the basis of the use of the Software, the cost of such proceedings, as well as any verdicts that may be entered against it shall be borne by the Licensee, and Licensee may not claim any indemnity whatsoever from the CEA on such basis.  At the Licensee’s request, however, the CEA agrees to provide it with its technical and legal assistance, it being understood that any associated costs shall be borne by the Licensee.

12.3 The Licensee shall notify the CEA of any act of infringement or unfair competition by a third party of which the Licensee has knowledge, and the CEA shall bring proceedings if it deems fit.

Section 13 - Termination

13.1 In the event of a breach of contract by the Licensee, the CEA may automatically terminate this Agreement thirty (30) days after notice has been sent to the Licensee and has remained ineffective.

13.2 In case of termination of the Agreement, the Licensee shall no longer be authorized to use the Software.

Section 14 – Miscellaneous

14.1 Excusable events​

Neither Party shall be liable for any or all delay, or failure to perform the Agreement, that may be attributable to an event of force majeure, an act of God or an outside cause, such as defective functioning or interruptions of the electricity or telecommunications networks, network paralysis following a virus attack, intervention by government authorities, natural disasters, water damage, earthquakes, fire, explosions, strikes and labor unrest, war, etc.

14.2     New versions of SeedUSoon

The terms and conditions of this Agreement only apply to the version of SeedUSoon to which there were attached and/or before the download of which there were displayed. As a consequence, any new versions of SeedUSoon may be subject to other terms and conditions. In particular, the grant of licenses by the CEA on these new versions may not be free of charge.

14.3 Any failure by either Party, on one or more occasions, to invoke one or more of the provisions hereof, shall under no circumstances be interpreted as being a waiver by the interested Party of its right to invoke said provision(s) subsequently.

14.4 The Agreement cancels and replaces any or all previous agreements, whether written or oral, between the Parties and having the same purpose, and constitutes the entirety of the agreement between said Parties concerning said purpose. No supplement or modification to the terms and conditions hereof shall be effective as between the Parties unless it is made in writing and signed by their duly authorized representatives.

14.5 In the event that one or more of the provisions hereof were to conflict with a current or future applicable act or legislative text, said act or legislative text shall prevail, and the Parties shall make the necessary amendments so as to comply with said act or legislative text. All other provisions shall remain effective. Similarly, invalidity of a provision of the Agreement, for any reason whatsoever, shall not cause the Agreement as a whole to be invalid.

14.6 Language

The Agreement is drafted in both French and English and both versions are deemed authentic, but should a dispute arise about the interpretation of the Agreement the French version shall prevail as the reference.

Section 15 – Governing law and jurisdiction

15.1 The Agreement is governed by French law. The Parties agree to endeavour to seek an amicable solution to any disagreements or disputes that may arise during the performance of the Agreement.

15.2 Failing an amicable solution within two (2) months as from their occurrence, and unless emergency proceedings are necessary, the disagreements or disputes shall be referred to the Paris Courts having jurisdiction, by the more diligent Party.

APPENDIX 1 : Librairies

Direct dependencies ordered by license:


  • direct dependencies correspond to libraries which are directly used by the SeedUSoon Software USoon
  • strikethrough dependencies correspond to libraries which are declared in the SeedUSoon pom.xml but which are not used  

Apache License Version 2.0 (

Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0 ( or GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 with the class path exception (

BSD Version 2 - clause license for compatibility with Jung (


GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1 (

GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 3 (

CeCill-C License Version 1 (

  • gipse-core ; gipse-netbeans : 2.0-RELEASE

MIT License (

Common Public License (CPL) Version 1.0 (

Indirect dependencies ordered by license:


  • indirect dependencies correspond to libraries which are used by the direct dependencies
  • dependencies annotated with * correspond to libraries which are also directly used by the SeedUSoon Software



BSD Version 2 (

Public domain

CERN License (

Apache License Version 2.0 (

Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0 (

GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 with the class path exception (

Eclipse Public License (EPL) Version 1.0 (

GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1 (

Eclipse Public License (EPL) Version 1.0 ( and  Eclipse Distribution License (EDL) Version 1.0 (

Mozilla Public License (MPL) Version 1.1 ( ou GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1 ( ou Apache License Version 2.0 (

Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0 ( or GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 with the class path exception (​



The SeedUSoon Software is developed for Windows, Apple MacOs and Linux environments.

The SeedUSoon Software uses the Libraries listed under Appendix 1. Those Libraries must be present on the computer for the Software to fully operate and can be installed through the SeedUSoon automatic installer.

Requirements for the SeedUSoon Software:
JAVA : JRE 1.8 or higher

Requirements for the SeedUSoon database:
MySQL 5.5.35 or higher