DFsend User Guide

Release 5.2.0

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Nov 01, 2019

Abstract

This guide describes the DFsend application. DFsend is ideal for secure submission of scanned CRFs to a central DFdiscover server.


Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
1.1. What is DFsend?
1.2. Prerequisites
2. Getting Started
2.1. Installation
2.2. Login
2.3. Exiting DFsend
3. Using DFsend
3.1. The Main Window
3.2. Adding Files for Transmission
3.3. Remove Added Files
3.4. Sending Files to the DFdiscover Server
3.4.1. Processing After Transmission
3.5. Canceling File Transmissions
3.6. Preferences
3.7. User Profile, Change Password
3.8. Auto Logout
3.9. Certificate Info
4. Send Logging
4.1. Accessing the Send Log
4.1.1. Clear Log
4.2. Exporting the Send Log
A. Copyrights - Acknowledgments
A.1. External Software Copyrights
A.1.1. DCMTK software package
A.1.2. Jansson License
A.1.3. Mimencode
A.1.4. RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 message-digest algorithm
A.1.5. mpack/munpack
A.1.6. TIFF
A.1.7. PostgreSQL
A.1.8. OpenSSL License
A.1.9. Original SSLeay License
A.1.10. gawk
A.1.11. Ghostscript
A.1.12. MariaDB and FreeTDS
A.1.13. QtAV
A.1.14. FFmpeg
A.1.15. c3.js
A.1.16. d3.js

Preface

The instructions in this guide specify how to install the DFsend application and use it to transmit PDF study documents to a DFdiscover study server.

Images in this guide are of DFsend running in Windows 10. Functionality is identical on all operating systems, and images are similar, except for window decorations.

Instructions to "select" an object require either clicking the object using the mouse, or moving the focus to it using the keyboard and pressing space or Return.

Instructions to select Menu > Option refer to the selection of options from the application menubar. For example, to open the Preferences dialog, select File > Preferences.

Chapter 1.  Introduction

This chapter introduces DFsend and provides prerequisites for it's installation and use.

1.1. What is DFsend?

DFsend is a desktop application providing functionality for users who need to securely transmit scanned PDF study documents from a local computer to a DFdiscover study server, over the internet, without requiring direct access to a specific study database.

DFsend includes user authentication, encryption and tracking and provides a safe and reliable alternative to faxing or emailing study CRFs to a DFdiscover server.

The next chapter describes the steps for installing the DFsend application and getting started. This is followed by a chapter that explains how to use DFsend, and ending with a chapter that describes transmission logging.

1.2.  Prerequisites

There are several methods for creating an electronic PDF copy of one or more paper forms. The most common is to use a scanner. Scanners are typically standalone hardware devices or part of a multi-function device that also includes copying and printing.

The most important prerequisite when using a scanner is to ensure that the scan settings are compatible with the expectations and limitations of the image processing in DFdiscover. This typically manifests itself in two places:

  • Scanned documents may be B&W (black and white), grayscale or color. B&W scans create files that are smaller than grayscale or color scans, and hence B&W scans are quicker to send.

    Scan resolution must be between 100 and 300 dpi. The higher the resolution, the clearer the document, but this also creates a larger file size, which takes longer to transmit. 200 dpi is generally an acceptable compromise between higher scan quality and smaller file size.

  • The page size must be US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches, 216 x 279 mm) or A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches, 210 x 297 mm). Other page sizes will lead to cropping or scaling of the result, yielding pages that look incorrect in DFdiscover. If the scanner has an automatic sheet-feed mechanism, ensure that the paper guides are set snug to the width of the paper.

If you are using DFsend on a regular basis, it is worthwhile implementing and following a local filenaming convention. Having a standard naming method and consistent use of folder locations for documents that you have scanned and transmitted will simplify your work process.

Chapter 2. Getting Started

This chapter covers the installation of the DFsend application and login instructions.

2.1. Installation

The DFsend application is available for Windows and macOS. It must be installed on the local computer before use.

Windows Installation.  Installation and proper operation of the DFsend application requires Windows 10.

  1. The Windows application is distributed as a Windows msi installer file. The file, named dfsend.msi, is available for download from www.dfnetresearch.com in the Client Support section. It may also be available from the study sponsor.

  2. Download the installer file to the local computer.

  3. Double-click the dfsend.msi file. Installation begins automatically. Installation must be performed on the local computer.

  4. Once complete, the installer adds the DFsend icon to the desktop as well as an entry in the Start menu.

macOS Installation.  Installation and proper operation of the DFsend application requires macOS v10.13 or later.

  1. The macOS DFsend client is distributed as a pkg installer file. The file, named DFsend.pkg, is available for download from www.dfnetresearch.com in the Client Support section. It may also be available from the study sponsor.

  2. Download the installer file to the local computer.

  3. Double-click the DFsend.pkg file.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions in the installation program. Installation must be performed on the local computer.

  5. Once complete, the installer adds the DFsend icon to the Applications menu.

2.2. Login

Sending scanned PDF documents to a study requires login credentials for the DFdiscover server where the study is hosted. This also requires an internet connection. The study coordinating site will have provided you with:

  • access to the DFsend download

  • the name of the DFdiscover Server

  • a unique username, and

  • an initial password.

DFsend may be installed as an icon on your desktop or as a menu item in your Start menu (Applications menu in macOS).

Accessing DFsend from the Windows Start menu

Launching DFsend displays the login dialog.

The Login dialog with blank fields

Each use of DFsend requires login using your unique credentials. To complete login:

  1. Optional: In some configurations, your local IT infrastructure may require a proxy server for applications that connect to the internet. Your local IT department will supply the necessary information. To configure local proxy server settings, click Proxy Config at the top of the login screen. Complete the required fields in the sub-dialog. Click Home to return.

  2. Enter the name [1] of the DFdiscover Server. There may be a slight pause after entering the name while DFsend is locating and resolving the entered server name.

    The right-half of the login dialog updates if the DFdiscover administrator has specified a custom banner.

  3. Enter your credentials in the Username and Password fields. Credentials unique to you are provided by the DFdiscover or study administrator.

    Figure 2.1. Completed Login dialog

    The Login dialog with server name and user credentials


  4. Click Login to complete the login.

  5. If there is an error, an information message is displayed in the login dialog. The error must be corrected before you can proceed.

  6. If the server and credentials are correct [2], the login dialog is dismissed and the main DFsend window is presented.

DFsend remembers your most recent servers (and proxy servers), so you need to enter the DFdiscover Server information once. If you are using DFsend with multiple servers, use the pull-down for the DFdiscover Server field to select a previous, recent value.

Your Username and Password must be entered each time you login. All pages transmitted with DFsend are logged with the username. Like any computer system, be vigilant to protect your username and password, and immediately report any suspicious account activity to your IT department and the study coordinating site.

DFsend includes password aging, an FDA regulatory requirement. With password aging you will be requested to specify a new password at regular intervals. The password interval is set by the DFdiscover administrator at the study coordinating site.

2.3.  Exiting DFsend

When you have completed transmission of documents for a session, choose File > Exit to exit DFsend and terminate the application. Since all activity is recorded using the login username, it is important to not leave DFsend unattended or open on your desktop.

To prevent unattended use of DFsend, an autologout interval of 15 minutes is enforced. If DFsend is idle for the autologout interval, it automatically closes the current login session.

The Auto-logout dialog

To continue, click Login again, or Exit and restart DFsend.



[1] Technically, this is the FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) of the server - in local installations, it may be only a local name, but more typically is a full .com, .org, .edu, etc, domain name.

[2] If this is your first time using your username and password, or you have been provided a one-time reset password, you are prompted to choose a new password before proceeding.

It is also possible that the password expiry period has elapsed and you are prompted to choose a new password.

Chapter 3. Using DFsend

This chapter describes how to use DFsend to send PDF files to a DFdiscover study server.

3.1.  The Main Window

After successful login to DFsend, the main window is presented.

PDFs to send are added to the list area (Drop PDFs here) and there are several action buttons to act on the current items in the list.

When DFsend is opened for the first time, the list is empty and the only available action is Add

3.2.  Adding Files for Transmission

Any PDF file(s) to be sent to the DFdiscover study server must be added to the list area in order to be processed. PDF files can be added in one of two ways:

  1. Click Add. From the Select PDF Files file selection dialog, locate the desired PDF files on the local computer, select them and close the file selection dialog.

  2. Or, drag-and-drop the desired PDF files from a local file folder directly into the list area.

Both of these actions can be repeated as needed to add files from different locations.

Only PDF files may be loaded and sent by DFsend. It is not possible to add files having extensions other than .pdf to the list area, either by drag-and-drop or by using the file selection dialog.

Files that have been loaded but not yet sent, are displayed with their full path name. There is no Status available for files that have not yet been sent.

3.3. Remove Added Files

Any PDF file to be sent, that has been added to the list area, may be deleted prior to sending.

To delete a recently added file, select its entry and click Remove.

To remove all files in the list area, type Ctrl+A (or select a subset of files) and click Remove.

3.4.  Sending Files to the DFdiscover Server

A typical workflow is to add several documents and then send them with one action. In this scenario, each document is sent separately, but with one single action. It is also possible to add and send a single file at a time.

After clicking Send, each PDF file identified in the list area is sent to the DFdiscover study server.

Each time you send documents, sender verification occurs and you are prompted to confirm your identity - this is in keeping with the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11. For each login session, the first verification requires username and password. Subsequent transmissions in the same login session require the password only. [3]

Once you have entered your credentials and clicked OK, sending begins at the first file in the list and proceeds one file at a time down the list. While files are being sent, a progress dialog is displayed.

As each file completes, the Status column for that entry is updated to display the file's transmission status.

Once the transmission of all files has completed, the summary dialog is presented.

When the summary dialog is closed, the list area is cleared of all successful transmissions. If there were any failures, entries for the failed transmissions remain in the list area for the current DFsend session. This makes it easy to re-attempt sending.

3.4.1.  Processing After Transmission

Files submitted successfully to the DFdiscover server are processed in the same manner as pages sent by email or fax. Any barcoded pages are submitted to the new record queue for the appropriate study, where they can be retrieved and entered using DFexplore in Image View. Pages without barcodes are forwarded to the Image Router.

3.5.  Canceling File Transmissions

Once Send is clicked and valid credentials are provided, all PDF documents in the list area are queued for sending. If more than one document is being sent, Cancel is enabled and can be clicked to cancel the queued, and not yet sent, documents.

If only one file has been loaded and queued for sending, the in-progress transmission cannot be canceled. Hence, Cancel in the progress dialog is not enabled.

Clicking Cancel can abort the transmission of those PDF documents that have not yet been sent. Cancel cannot abort the transmission that is in progress, nor can it undo any transmission that has already occurred.

3.6. Preferences

DFsend has one preference that can be set at the user level. The preference controls the behavior of DFsend when it starts, specifically in relation to memory of previously failed transmissions:

  • do not reload failed PDFs - PDFs that failed to send in the current DFsend session are not reloaded into the next session once the existing session is closed,

  • reload failed PDFs from preceding session - failed PDFs for the current DFsend session are reloaded into the next session once the current session is closed.

Preferences are user-specific. Any change to preference setting is applied immediately and is preserved across DFsend sessions.

3.7. User Profile, Change Password

When the DFdiscover administrator created your account, they defined a user profile for you. That profile includes your name, your mailing address, your contact information and your password.

You can examine your current user profile by choosing File > User Profile....

Values below the horizontal rule can be edited. It is not possible to change your Username, Full Name, or Email [4]. Edited values are saved when clicking OK.

You can change your password at any time by clicking Change Password.... The dialog requires you to enter a new password and then re-type it to confirm the changed password.

3.8.  Auto Logout

To meet regulatory requirements and prevent unattended use, DFsend has an Auto Logout feature that closes the application after 15 minutes of inactivity. If DFsend is idle for the interval, it automatically closes the current login session.

The Auto Logout dialog

To continue, click Login again, or Exit and restart DFsend.

If Auto Logout occurs when there are documents that have been queued but not sent, these documents are cleared.

Any keyboard input or mouse movement inside DFsend resets the Auto Logout timer. Auto Logout also does not occur during file transmission. Once a transmission has completed, the timer is reset.

3.9. Certificate Info

DFsend communicates with the DFdiscover server using HTTPS on port 443. This port must be open on any firewalls between the local computer and the study server.

This is industry-standard technology that encrypts the bi-directional communication using a 'certificate of trust' provided by the server. It is the same technology used by banks and the majority of secure, global web services.

You can visually confirm that the communication is secure. Select Help > Certificate Info and look for the green checkmark.

The Certificate Info dialog


[3] Multiple consecutive attempts to confirm with invalid credentials causes sending to fail, the user to be logged out and a notification email to be sent to the administrator. The specific number of consecutive attempts is determined and set by the administrator.

[4] The DFdiscover administrator can centrally update the Full Name or Email if necessary.

Chapter 4.  Send Logging

This chapter describes the send logging capabilities of DFsend.

4.1. Accessing the Send Log

DFsend keeps a log of all transmission activity for each user.

By default, the send log is not visible. Click Show Log to display the historical log of PDF documents that you have sent from the current computer.

The log lists the PDF documents sent by you (the login user) from the current computer, the status and the date/time. The log does not show transmissions made by you on other computers, or by other users on the same computer.

The total number of log entries and the total number of successful transmissions appear in the header of the log window.

Each time a PDF file is sent an entry for the transmission is added to the head of the log file. Send logging includes the full path and name of the sent PDF file, the transmission status and the date and time that the file was submitted by the user.

To close the log window, click Hide Log. Closing the log does not delete or clear log entries.

4.1.1. Clear Log

To clear or delete some, or all, log entries for your current and previous DFsend sessions on this computer, click Clear Log....

It is possible to selectively clear some log entries. Selecting all entries removes all transmission entries belonging to you from the log on this computer. Selecting entries older than ## days clears only those log entries that are older than the specified number of days. 30 days is the default, but this can be changed to any number of days between 1-999.

Entries for transmissions made by other users or by yourself on a different computer are not included or impacted.

Clearing entries from the send log does not remove any content from the study server. For example, selecting Page > Context in DFexplore will always show who sent the page and when it arrived.

4.2. Exporting the Send Log

Several actions can be applied to the send log. When the log is visible, you can:

  • save the log as a PDF file,

  • save the log as a CSV file,

  • print the log.

To export the send log, click Export Log.... This opens the Export Log dialog.

From the dialog,

  • Choose the type of logged transmission: all, success or failure.

  • Optionally, check Include Send Dates and enter a date range to filter log entries of interest. If Include Send Dates is not checked, no date filtering is applied.

  • To export log entries to a file, enter a complete path and file name in Output File (including the appropriate file extension) and click OK. If printing, leave Output File blank and click Print.

Appendix A. Copyrights - Acknowledgments

A.1. External Software Copyrights

DFdiscover software uses several third-party software components as part of its server side and/or client tools.

The copyright information for each is provided below. If you would like to receive source codes of these third-party components, please send us your request at .

A.1.1. DCMTK software package

Copyright Copyright © 1994-2011, OFFIS e.V. All rights reserved.

This software and supporting documentation were developed by

OFFIS e.V.
      R&D Division Health
      Eschereg 2
      26121 OldenburgGermany

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 name of OFFIS nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS AS IS AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

A.1.2. Jansson License

Copyright Copyright © 2009-2014 Petri Lehtinen <petri&digip.org>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the Software), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

A.1.3. Mimencode

Copyright Copyright © 1991 Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore)

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this material for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies, and that the name of Bellcore not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to this material without the specific, prior written permission of an authorized representative of Bellcore. BELLCORE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR SUITABILITY OF THIS MATERIAL FOR ANY PURPOSE. IT IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

A.1.4. RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 message-digest algorithm

Copyright Copyright © 1991-2, RSA Data Security, Inc. Created 1991. All rights reserved. License to copy and use this software is granted provided that it is identified as the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm in all material mentioning or referencing this software or this function. License is also granted to make and use derivative works provided that such works are identified as derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm in all material mentioning or referencing the derived work. RSA Data Security, Inc. makes no representations concerning either the merchantability of this software or the suitability of this software for any particular purpose. It is provided as is without express or implied warranty of any kind. These notices must be retained in any copies of any part of this documentation and/or software.

A.1.5. mpack/munpack

Copyright © Copyright 1993,1994 by Carnegie Mellon University All Rights Reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of Carnegie Mellon University not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific, written prior permission. Carnegie Mellon University makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided as is without express or implied warranty.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

A.1.6. TIFF

Copyright Copyright © 1988-1997 Sam Leffler Copyright Copyright © 1991-1997 Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that (i) the above copyright notices and this permission notice appear in all copies of the software and related documentation, and (ii) the names of Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics may not be used in any advertising or publicity relating to the software without the specific, prior written permission of Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS-IS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SAM LEFFLER OR SILICON GRAPHICS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

A.1.7. PostgreSQL

Portions Copyright © 1996-2019, PostgreSQL Global Development Group Portions Copyright © 1994, The Regents of the University of California

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph and the following two paragraphs appear in all copies.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS NO OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.

A.1.8. OpenSSL License

Copyright Copyright © 1998-2019 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.

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

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. 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.

  3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgment: This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in .the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)

  4. The names OpenSSL Toolkit and "OpenSSL Project" must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without prior written permission. For written permission, please contact openssl-core@openssl.org.

  5. Products derived from this software may not be called OpenSSL nor may OpenSSL appear in their names without prior written permission of the OpenSSL Project.

  6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following acknowledgment: This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org)

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenSSL PROJECT AS IS AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenSSL PROJECT OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (). This product includes software written by Tim Hudson ().

A.1.9. Original SSLeay License

Copyright Copyright © 1995-1998 Eric Young () All rights reserved.

This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young (). The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL.

This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as the following conditions are aheared to. The following conditions apply to all code found in this distribution, be it the RC4, RSA, lhash, DES, etc., code; not just the SSL code. The SSL documentation included with this distribution is covered by the same copyright terms except that the holder is Tim Hudson ().

Copyright remains Eric Young's, and as such any Copyright notices in the code are not to be removed. If this package is used in a product, Eric Young should be given attribution as the author of the parts of the library used. This can be in the form of a textual message at program startup or in documentation (online or textual) provided with the package.

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

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. 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.

  3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young () The word cryptographic can be left out if the rouines from the library being used are not cryptographic related :-).

  4. If you include any Windows specific code (or a derivative thereof) from the apps directory (application code) you must include an acknowledgement: This product includes software written by Tim Hudson ()

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ERIC YOUNG AS IS AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be copied and put under another distribution licence [including the GNU Public Licence.]

A.1.10. gawk

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Copyright Copyright © 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.

When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.

To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.

For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.

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A.1.13. QtAV

Copyright © Wang Bin Shanghai University->S3 Graphics->Deepin, Shanghai, China 2013-01-21

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A.1.14. FFmpeg

Most files in FFmpeg are under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 or later (LGPL v2.1+). Read the file `COPYING.LGPLv2.1` for details. Some other files have MIT/X11/BSD-style licenses. In combination the LGPL v2.1+ applies to FFmpeg.

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A.1.15. c3.js

The MIT License (MIT) Copyright © 2013 Masayuki Tanaka

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A.1.16. d3.js

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