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SCaVis License

SCaVis is licensed by the GNU General Public License (GPL) v3 or later, and links many external libraries under the GPL license. Documentation libraries, examples, installer, code assist database, language files integrated into the SCaVis IDE software package are not licensed by the GPL license and free only for NON-COMMERCIAL purposes (academic research, science and education).

Thus, the entire program cannot be used for a COMMERCIAL purpose. In addition, due to the GPL license restrictions, SCaVis Java libraries cannot be used in projects with closed-source code.

SCaVis Commercial License

If you use ScaVis for a COMMERCIAL purpose, you you should become a full member. This will allow to use SCaVis for a COMMERCIAL purpose.

SCaVis Java libraries for commercial applications

In order to use SCaVis Java libraries in a commercial programs with possibly closed-source environment, you will need to receive a redesigned version of this program suitable for commercial purpose. You should become a member and request a redesigned SCaVis without GPL libraries. The business-friendly SCaVis will include libraries under "permissive" licenses, such as LGPL, MIT, Apache and BSD.

Language Files, Installer, Documentation, Examples, Third-party libraries

SCaVis language files, documentation, examples, installers, code-assist databases and certain third-party libraries are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 2.0

You are free to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt SCaVis under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must attribute the work i.e. by linking to
  • Non-commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. Please become a full SCaVis member using the member login page. After the registration, you can obtain a professional edition of SCaVis suitable for commercial usage. It should be noted that the source code will remain under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.

SCaVis is NOT COMMERCIAL product, although it is professionally written and many libraries have tested by large scientific community. We cannot guarantee that it is fault free in all possible foreseeable situations. Therefore, you use this package at your own risk.


Additional help

More information on various license-related issues can be found on SCaVis wiki



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