There is not much fineprint. Our software is provided free of charge, but comes with non-commercial - attribution - no further sharing software licensing terms. The purpose of the 'no-further-sharing' restriction is that we would like to see a central development line of MAGICC, which captures the multiple enhancements that the range of users contribute to future MAGICC version.
Of course, all our software comes 'as it is'. Unless otherwise stated, the software on this magicc.org is provided "as-is," without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall any MAGICC developer, contributor or magicc.org site developer be held liable for any damages arising from the use of the software or the website.
The longer version of the same is: Unless otherwise stated, the software on this site is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, interesting and insightfull, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, MAGICC DEVELOPER OR MAGICC CONTRIBUTOR, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES
Your MAGICC Developers
Tom Wigley, Sarah Raper and Malte Meinshausen
School of Earth Sciences
McCoy Building, Room 310
University of Melbourne