Conditions of use
The DIVA-GIS software can be used and distributed freely. It is provided "as is",without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to thewarranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. Inno event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages orother liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out ofor in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.Portions of this computer program are owned by LizardTech, Inc., and are copyright ©1995-1998, LizardTech, Inc., and/or the University of California. U.S. Patent No.5,710,835. All rights reserved.
DIVA-GIS is maintained by Robert J. Hijmans. Edwin Rojas,
, andMariana Cruz have written parts of the code for previous versions. DIVA-GIS wasimproved thanks to bug-reports and/or suggestions made by many individuals,particularly Luigi Guarino, Prem Mathur, Xavier Scheldeman, and others includingØstein Berg, Israel Barrantes,
Coen Bussink, Arthur Chapman, DirkEnneking, Catherine Graham, Dave Hodson, Andrew Jarvis, Maarten van Zonneveldwere also involved in the development of earlier versions.Support for the early development has come from the Bioversity International, the UCBerkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the International Potato Center (CIP),SINGER/SGRP, FAO, and USDA.We have benefited from the work of the following persons: M. Sawada (Rook's case),Gerald Everden and Frank Warmerdam (PROJ4); Andrew Williamson (Shapechk); thecontributors to Delphi Zip Version 1.70(http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Network/2114/)