You are free to use SCaVis for academic research, in institutions of higher education, K12, non-profit organizations and for personal use (but not for your business). If you will use it for COMMERCIAL purposes, you should become a Member or contact us at scavis(AT)jwork.org (replace (AT) by @) to receive a version of this program with a more permissive license and redesigned libraries. Read SCaVis license in more detail.
Use the [Member login] link to unlock documentation for advanced usage of SCaVis as well as to obtain a permanent link to a version of this program with a license for commercial usage.
The core numerical and graphical libraries are licensed by the GNU General Public License v3 or later. However, 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. If you use it for COMMERCIAL purposes, you should become a member of this project to receive a redesigned version of this program (a professional edition, SCaVis-Pro) suitable for commercial purpose.
It should also be mentioned that a large portion of the online manual is not accessible for non-members (they will see many yellow boxes protecting the manual from guests). This may not be a problem for an elementary level, but at some point you may need to discover the full potential of this software. After becoming a member, a full access to this manual is granted automatically (plus many other benefits). See the member link.
The core packages, jHPlot and jeHEP IDE are licensed by the GNU General Public License v3 or later. This GNU license must be unchanged for any future versions of the SCaVis for a commercial usage.
We are providing the source code of the SCaVis core here. The source code for the third-party libraries can be obtained from the corresponding authors.
jeHEP IDE package heavily use some non-GNU parts. Therefore, their use for commercial purposes will require a special permission as explained above.
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:
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.
Read about SCaVis online documentation license.
Nothing will happen. We are not going to track you down, check the serial number or suspend the program functionality. This software is free.
But this is what may happen in case of a violation of the SCaVis license for non-commercial usage: 1) You will be under a risk that authors of (non-GNU) third-party libraries may claim a license violation. We also may contact you if a license violation will be detected. 2) In case of a GNU-license violation, the contributed authors can report violations here. 3) You will be on your own: you will not get any (even limited) support from us or other benefits (such as an access to the full online manual and auto-update). 4) Finally, you will be vulnerable in your company if your colleagues will notice that you are using this software without the proper license (note that the free version of SCaVis has a warning indicating the license type).
Thus, to have a piece in mind and a feeling that you are supporting free software and non-profit educational/academic community, one can consider spending a few dollars to obtain a professional version of this program with the permission to use it for commercial purposes (plus many other benefits, such as SCaVis auto-update, an access to the full online manual, complete API documentation, FAQ, script library, etc.).
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