The Apache License, Version 2.0, is applied for the released LINSSI database scripts. The license document is included in the script package.
The Apache v.2.0 license terms are applied, because they allow the users to modify the scripts for their own application and even distribute them further. The idea is also that any generically improved scripts are returned to the script repository, leading to a community development in open source spirit.
The copyright terms for the LINSSI database itself are more limiting. The terms are defined in LINSSI manual Part I, page i, and reproduced on this web page. They are much stricter than those for scripts due to two main reasons:
Any development ideas concerning the core tables of LINSSI shall be communicated to the LINSSI Users' Group. If the developments are found justified, the LUG may make a new LINSSI release with a different version number.