[vtkusers] VTK patented classes
winston at cat.rpi.edu
Mon Apr 14 12:00:06 EDT 2003
ramu chandran wrote:
> I am using VTK with Java. I suppose I am not allowed to
> use the patented classes for commercial purposes. Can I assume
> that only those classes appearing under "patented" directory in
> CVS are prohibited from commercial use and rest all classes can be
> used without any leagal issues? Please let me know.
It's not that you are prohibited from using the patented classes for
commerical purposes, it's that you must make a licensing arrangement
with the patent holder(s). Also, you need make no such arrangement
for classes not in the Patented directory, but other BSD license-style
See README.html#Copyright in your VTK source directory.
HTH, but IANAL,
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