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# About OpenFOAM
OpenFOAM is a free, open source CFD software package developed primarily by [OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com) since 2004 and is currently distributed by [ESI-OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com) and the [OpenFOAM Foundation](http://openfoam.org). It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to acoustics, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. [More...](http://www.openfoam.com/documentation)
OpenFOAM is a free, open source CFD software [released and developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd](http://www.openfoam.com) since 2004released and developed primarily by. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to acoustics, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. [More...](http://www.openfoam.com/documentation)
OpenFOAM+ uses the OpenFOAM Foundation version as a common code base, with wider functionality and platform support. Its purpose is to accelerate the public availability of new features which are sponsored by OpenCFD's customers and contributed by the OpenFOAM community.
OpenFOAM+ is professionally released every six months to include customer sponsored developments and contributions from the community, including the OpenFOAM Foundation. Releases designated OpenFOAM+ contain several man years of client-sponsored developments of which much has been transferred to, but not released in the OpenFOAM Foundation branch.
# Copyright
OpenFOAM+ is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the file COPYING in this directory or [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/](http://www.gnu.org/licenses/), for a description of the GNU General Public License terms under which you can copy the files.
OpenFOAM is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the file COPYING in this directory or [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/](http://www.gnu.org/licenses), for a description of the GNU General Public License terms under which you can copy the files.
# OpenFOAM Trademark
OpenCFD Limited, owner of the OpenFOAM Trademark, has granted the use of the Trademark to the OpenFOAM Foundation. Violations of the Trademark are continuously monitored and will be duly prosecuted. Please [contact OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com/contact) if you have any questions on the use of the OpenFOAM trademark.
OpenCFD Ltd grants use of the OpenFOAM trademark by Third Parties on a licence basis. ESI Group and the OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd are currently permitted to use the trademark. For information on trademark use, please refer to the [trademark policy guidelines](http://www.openfoam.com/legal/trademark-policy.php).
Please [contact OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com/contact) if you have any questions on the use of the OpenFOAM trademark.
Violations of the Trademark are continuously monitored, and will be duly prosecuted.
# Useful Links
- [Download and installation instructions](http://www.openfoam.com/releases)
- [Download and installation instructions](http://www.openfoam.com/download/)
- [Documentation](http://www.openfoam.com/documentation)
- [Reporting bugs/issues (including bugs/suggestions/feature requests) in OpenFOAM+](http://www.openfoam.com/code/bug-reporting.php)
- [Collaborative and Community-based Developments](http://www.openfoam.com/services/community-projects.php)
- [Contacting OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com/contact)
- [Reporting bugs/issues/feature requests](http://www.openfoam.com/code/bug-reporting.php)
- [OpenFOAM Community](http://www.openfoam.com/community/)
- [Contacting OpenCFD](http://www.openfoam.com/contact/)
Copyright 2016 OpenCFD Ltd
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