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Details of the license agreement

Postby » Mon May 11, 2009 1:04


Orange is intended mainly for scientific purposes, but can companies use it as a data mining tool if they find it functional enough? I suppose GPL usually allows firms as well as individuals to use such kind of software, but can someone say whether I am right or wrong?

Thanks in advance

Postby bgbg » Wed May 13, 2009 7:18

Each Orange source file contains the following:

you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

GPL2 implies that you can do everything you want with the system, as long as you don't redistribute the code that is covered by it (in our case -- Orange and all its modifications). In the latter case, you have to provide the sources of the program you distribute.

As a consequence, if you use Orange (or any product under the GPL2) in internal purposes, you are free do anything you want.

Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer, neither am I a part of Orange team.

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