hi! as you can see in my other topics i'm willing to use iipview for my
project. it's going to be kinda commercial, so i need to know under which
licence iipview is currently available.
didn't find anything on the project page, so i ask here :)
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The server and client are licensed under the
GPL. I presume you are simply going to
use it to display images, so that is within the terms of the license. The only
problem would be if you wanted to re-distribute, modify or re-sell our
Of course under this kind of license, the software is offered without warranty
or support, so you may be interested in some kind of support contract from us
if you use this in a commercial project. If so, please get in touch by email.
The intention is to sell a webplatform for a large media-database (videos,
images, pdfs,...). Our customers are companies like museums. They store their
inventory with a desktopapplication and may view them in the webplatform,
create captions and so on. To view some of those mediafiles I would like to
give them the IIPViewer as an extra. The only modification would be (if we're
not able to run it on Tomcat ('cause of the lack of fcgi)) that we implement a
possibility to check, if the current user has access to the mediafile. If we
do this, we would make the code for it open source.
Is this a possible way of using the viewer?
So, to clarify, are you aiming to provide a web platform as a service or
are you planning on selling software? Or perhaps both?
Basically, you cannot "close source" open source software. If you want
to sell software including IIPImage, then under the GPL license, you
must make clear to your customer that IIPImage is open source and
provide them with the full source code for it and tell them where you
got it from. If you make any modifications or add to IIPImage in any
way, then these modifications must also be made publicly available.
There is one additional term for the viewers. Namely that a small
version of our logo is clearly visible either on the viewer or nearby on
the same page with a link back to our site.
As use of IIPImage will be an optional extra feature, I guess complying
with these licensing terms won't be a problem for you. If you need any
further information, don't hesitate to ask!
We'll make it clear that the viewer is under the GPL licence and where it's
available, we're not going to make any changes to it. The logo of IIPImage is
displayed just like it is in the AJAX-Viewer. Thanks for your help!