Three different licenses govern the OpenIO-Canada model and tool. All three are different versions of the Creative Commons licence.

Open IO-Canada Methodology

The methodology is based on what can be considered common approaches used in the development of IO models. It was therefore felt that the content should not be protected. The methodology report and other methodological specifications specified in this website are therefore free of copyright (see CC0 Waiver) , and as such can be built upon, modified, incorporated in other works, reused and redistributed as freely as possible in any form whatsoever and for any purposes, including without limitation commercial purposes.

Open IO-Canada Model

The model that was built using the methodology and that uses publically available data as input is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. You are therefore free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. However, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Open IO-Canada online tool

The OpenIO-Canada online tool that was built to allow the use of the model is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike (CC BY-SA) license. You are therefore free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. However, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Also, if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.