posted Feb 6, 2012, 5:26 PM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 6:33 PM ]
SPIRES wasn't included in the regular MTS distributions. The following comment appears in the D6.0 driver file (1988):

SPIRES is not included in the MTS distribution because it is licensed by the SPIRES Consortium.

In 2005 Stanford University made SPIRES freely and publicly available under the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (

The following excerpts are taken from the web page

License Information

Copyright (c) 2005, Leland Stanford Junior University
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the "Stanford University" name nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

EXHIBIT A -Mozilla Public License.

The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either expressed or implied. See the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the License.

The Original Code is SPIRES, SPIBILD, ANALYZER, PL360, Mainframe Emulators, Unix-Wylbur, and more.

The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Leland Stanford Junior University.

All Rights Reserved.

Contributors: Dick Guertin, Bill Kiefer, and several others who wish to remain anonymous.