The MICO platform and the extractor APIs are Open Source Software (OSS) and licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0. As for the MICO extractors, there is an “open business” approach: Many extractors are OSS (Apache License Version 2.0 or GPL) while other are closed source commercial software(e.g. they have been brought into the project as so-called “background knowledge”). The modular, service based MICO system architecture makes it easy to develop, deploy and run both types of extractors.
We used a lot of existing open source software for extractor implementation (see Figure above). Thus MICO directly benefit from the scientific advances and improvements made within these popular OSS projects.