ScienceBase is built on a number of open source projects and libraries licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. USGS-developed components of ScienceBase are works of the U.S. Federal Government and are released into the public domain, free of any license restrictions.

The ScienceBase team is currently working on better organizing custom code elements of the ScienceBase framework for release via Git. This content will be advertised through this site as soon as possible.