Who Owns ASCOM? - Licensing

The entire ASCOM Platform (as opposed to drivers and programs that use it) is open source, owned by the ASCOM Initiative, and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

As described in A Brief History of ASCOM, the Platform was originally funded and licensed by SPACE.com. For this reason, you may see in old Platform (and in some old driver) sources a copyright by SPACE.com. This has since been vacated, and all of the sources are now open and licensed as described above.