The content licenses are established by Bohemia Interactive a.s. in order to support the creative community evolving around its titles, and to set the clear rules for the use of both Bohemia Interactive's and the user-made content. The licenses cover the publicly available Arma data and their use by the community for their own works, as it is our best interest to allow the community to build upon our data. Also, every mod maker is encouraged to use these licenses for their own creations or derivatives of the game data provided by Bohemia Interactive a.s.

Using a license

When making content for Arma games or modification of DayZ Mod, you are required to use license in some cases. Please consult diagram below to see whether you are obliged to use a license, or which license to choose for your own work.

Remember that you can only choose one license for your work. The best practical solution for attribution is to attach a readme file clearly stating under which license the work is released. You are also allowed to use the license pictograms below as part of your own documentation and promo materials, to embed them to your website, and you are encouraged to provide links to the full licenses in the readme files attached to your work.

The flowchart below may help you in selecting the right license for your work.

Overview of the licenses

BI'S TOOLS END USER LICENSE

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO YOU BY BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE FREE OF CHARGE FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND TO CREATE NON-COMMERCIAL GAME CONTENT FOR BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE'S PRODUCTS. ANY COMMERCIAL USE IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMISSION

ARMA 3 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

You should carefully read the following End User License Agreement before installing this software. This computer software program, any printed materials, any online or electronic documentation, and any and all copies and derivative works of such software program and materials (the "Program") are the copyrighted work. All use of the Program is governed by the copyright law and by the terms of the End User License Agreement, which is provided below ("License"). By using the Program you agree to be legally bound by the terms of this license agreement. Any use, reproduction or redistribution of the Program not in accordance with the terms of the License is expressly prohibited. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not install or use the Program. You may, however, return it to your place of purchase for a full refund.

ARMA PUBLIC LICENSE (APL)

With this license you are free to adapt (i.e. modify, rework or update) and share (i.e. copy, distribute or transmit) the material under the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must attribute the material in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the material).
  • Noncommercial - You may not use this material for any commercial purposes.
  • Arma Only - You may not convert or adapt this material to be used in other games than Arma.

ARMA PUBLIC LICENSE SHARE ALIKE (APL-SA)

With this license you are free to adapt (i.e. modify, rework or update) and share (i.e. copy, distribute or transmit) the material under the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must attribute the material in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the material).
  • Noncommercial - You may not use this material for any commercial purposes.
  • Arma Only - You may not convert or adapt this material to be used in other games than Arma.
  • Share Alike - If you adapt, or build upon this material, you may distribute the resulting material only under the same license.

DAYZ MOD LICENSE SHARE ALIKE (DML)

With this license you are free to adapt (i.e. modify, rework or update) and share (i.e. copy, distribute or transmit) the material under the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must attribute the material in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the material)
  • Noncommercial - You may not use this material for any commercial purposes
  • Arma 2 Only - You may not convert or adapt this material to be used in other games than Arma 2
  • Share Alike - If you adapt, or build upon this material, you may distribute the resulting material only under the same license

LICENSED DATA PACKAGES EMBED

Arma Public License
<a rel="license" href="http://www.bistudio.com/community/licenses/arma-public-license" target="_blank" ><img src="http://www.bistudio.com/assets/img/licenses/APL.png" ><br>This work is licensed under the Arma Public License</a>
Arma Public License Share Alike
<a rel="license" href="http://www.bistudio.com/community/licenses/arma-public-license-share-alike" target="_blank" ><img src="http://www.bistudio.com/assets/img/licenses/APL-SA.png" ><br>This work is licensed under the Arma Public License</a>
DayZ Mod License Share Alike
<a rel="license" href="http://www.bistudio.com/community/licenses/dayz-mod-license-share-alike" target="_blank" ><img src="http://www.bistudio.com/assets/img/licenses/DML-SA.png" ><br>This work is licensed under the Arma Public License</a>

LICENSED DATA PACKAGES

Bohemia Interactive a.s. released sample files and data from their games for the community, to learn from examples, base their own creations on the existing content and expand the Armaverse. These packs include configuration files, material files, 3d models, textures, animations as well as complete game data in the form of PBOs. The public data is released under Bohemia Interactive's content licenses, established to support the creative community evolving around its titles, and to set clear rules for the use of both Bohemia Interactive's and user-made content.