License Agreement


This license document covers hardware and software developed by OSOP, S.A. and the Raspberry Shake data sharing services.

OSOP has a keen interest in promoting seismology to both private individuals and educational facilities. Therefore, all OSOP-made software components that fall under this license are available at no additional cost to the following:

  • Private users for personal use, e.g Hobbyists / Citizen Scientists
  • School teachers and University professors for educational use.

Please Note: Any individual, Institute, University or Company that intends to use a Raspberry Shake product within a government earthquake monitoring, scientific research and/ or any commercial setting (e.g., Geophysical Institutes, NSF-funded grant proposals, oil and gas or mining companies, all other companies, etc.), must purchase one license per Raspberry Shake board.

A special note for hobbyists and school teachers:

Please ensure data sharing is enabled. The more people that are connected, the better and stronger our Raspberry Shake Community. The aim being to become the largest citizen scientist earthquake detection network in the world, with YOU at the center of it!

Thank you for your support!

Please play fair and purchase your license here:

Raspberry Shake Software Components

The Raspberry Shake comes with a number of licensed and unlicensed software components. Software components that are covered under this license are denoted by (*) in the list below:

Raspberry Shake Software Components include:

  • Firmware* for Raspberry Shake board
  • Software for Raspberry Pi computer. Including
    • SeedLink 2.6 waveform acquisition server
    • SWARM for waveform visualization and interpretation
    • heli_ewII for web-based waveform visualization
    • ODF-MSG-ROUTER*, CAPS plugin* and SeedLink plugin* – bridge the gap between the hardware/ firmware and either the Raspberry Shake data-sharing server or centralized SeedLink or CAPS server.
    • OSOP Wave Server (OWS)* – serves real-time and archived data to SWARM
    • Web-based configuration modules*
    • Any other software packages/ programs and scripts included in the Raspberry Shake at /usr/local/bin/ or docker containers but not listed here*

Most licensed modules are delivered as hex/ binaries that run on the Raspberry Shake board and Raspberry Pi computer. Note that SeedLink 2.6, SWARM, and heli_ewII are open-source software packages developed by Geofon and the USGS, respectively. They are free to download and use for all parties – private, personal, hobbyist, institutional or commercial.

Note About Server-Side Software Applications

This license includes use of some web-based features such as data sharing and recent earthquake detection display. When data sharing is turned on, the data sharing happens through the ODF-MSG-ROUTER protocol via the centralized Raspberry Shake server. Server-side software elements such as the Zero Configuration Server (the server-side counter-component of the ODF-MSG-ROUTER) can be licensed separately, allowing a geophysical institute, for example, to create their own data sharing platform for Raspberry Shake. Please contact for further details.

Raspberry Shake Hardware Components

All Raspberry Shake products are closed source. Reverse engineering of any Raspberry Shake product or their components is strictly prohibited. Integration of the Raspberry Shake hardware into a company’s other hardware products for resale is strictly prohibited. OSOP is the sole authorized producer and manufacturer of Raspberry Shake products.

Raspberry Shake Data Sharing License

When you choose to share your data with the Raspberry Shake Community Server by enabling the Data Sharing option in your Raspberry Shake’s web configuration, the data essentially enters a common license where it becomes freely available to all. As a hobbyist or teacher, we make it free for you to access, view and download data from your Raspberry Shake and our Raspberry Shake Community Server. That is to say, we pay the infrastructure and data transmission costs because a primary mission of the Raspberry Shake Project is to bring hobbyists, citizen scientists and teachers into the fold and spread love for seismology. As the community grows, and with it our costs, we reserve the right to charge for these data management services.

We will not use the data from your Raspberry Shake for any nefarious purposes, mostly just to tune the automatic earthquake detection algorithms, debug and generally improve Raspberry Shake for all users.

By choosing to share you data, you automatically accept the terms and conditions of the Raspberry Shake Data Sharing License and your hereby grant to OSOP, gempa and Gempa GeoServices, a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to copy, to reproduce, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, share, display, distribute, transmit, frame, republish, download, display, post, use commercially , create derivative works, in any media now existing or hereafter developed, including without limitation on websites, in audio format, and in any print media format. You hereby waive any rights of publicity and privacy with respect to the shared data and any other legal or moral rights that might preclude OSOP, gempa or Gempa GeoServices’ use of the shared data or require your permission for OSOP, gempa or Gempa GeoServices to use the shared data. You agree not to assert any claim, whether based on tort, contract, or any other legal theory, against OSOP, gempa or Gempa GeoServices or its sub licensees relating to Raspberry Shake or its sub licensees use of the shared data, and you hereby release OSOP, gempa and Gempa GeoServices and its sub licensees from any such claims.

We appreciate you sharing your data for the benefit of the Raspberry Shake Community. Please rest assured that we do everything possible to ensure your exact location is always protected. We strive to provide a rich experience for you through the Raspberry Shake Community Server and the many web, desktop and mobile applications it supports.