Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

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Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by CPA » 2010-07-29T06:03:30-07:00

Hi Guys,

is Imagemagick free of charge for commercial purposses also ? Or only for Private Usage ?

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Re: Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by magick » 2010-07-29T06:34:04-07:00

See http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php. The license in simple terms:

It allows you to:

* freely download and use ImageMagick software, in whole or in part, for personal, company internal, or commercial purposes;
* use ImageMagick software in packages or distributions that you create.

It forbids you to:

* redistribute any piece of ImageMagick-originated software without proper attribution;
* use any marks owned by ImageMagick Studio LLC in any way that might state or imply that ImageMagick Studio LLC endorses your distribution;
* use any marks owned by ImageMagick Studio LLC in any way that might state or imply that you created the ImageMagick software in question.

It requires you to:

* include a copy of the license in any redistribution you may make that includes ImageMagick software;
* provide clear attribution to ImageMagick Studio LLC for any distributions that include ImageMagick software.

It does not require you to:

* include the source of the ImageMagick software itself, or of any modifications you may have made to it, in any redistribution you may assemble that includes it;
* submit changes that you make to the software back to the ImageMagick Studio LLC (though such feedback is encouraged).

A few other clarifications include:

* ImageMagick is freely available without charge;
* you may include ImageMagick on a DVD as long as you comply with the terms of the license;
* you can give modified code away for free or sell it under the terms of the ImageMagick license or distribute the result under a different license, but you need to acknowledge the use of the ImageMagick software;
* the license is compatible with the GPL.

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Re: Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by jaehaahn » 2016-06-13T01:37:50-07:00

Hi, I just noticed the current ImageMagick license is compatible with the GPL v3.

Does it require that source code of any modified versions or distributions including ImageMagick be posted to the public?

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Re: Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by magick » 2016-06-13T03:27:52-07:00

See http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php. There it says:

It does not require you to:
  • include the source of the ImageMagick software itself, or of any modifications you may have made to it, in any redistribution you may assemble that includes it;
  • submit changes that you make to the software back to the ImageMagick Studio LLC (though such feedback is encouraged).

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Re: Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by Dusty Murray » 2017-09-14T06:05:46-07:00

What about using it as part of a process in the cloud. How would attribution then work?

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Re: Commercial Purpose free of Charge ?

Post by magick » 2017-09-14T07:14:20-07:00

You likely have a web page somewhere that points to your cloud service. Mentioning ImageMagick somewhere on your web pages should be sufficient to comply with the license.

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