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Frequently asked questions about BEL and

BEL is an open-standard language for biology. It is freely usable by anyone without attribution. All of the tooling developed by is Apache 2.0 open source licensed. Where possible, we make data/content (e.g. BEL nanopubs and BEL resources such as namespaces) using the CC BY 4.0. We only use more restrictive licenses if the source database requires it.

BEL is supported by several groups and organizations:

and used by many more