Can I use it in commercial software?

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Gerald
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Can I use it in commercial software?

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I have a question about the SPMF software. I have followed your website and tried some algorithms.

Lets say that I want to make some commercial software or website and use some algorithms from SPMF in it. Is it possible?

Thanks

G.
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Re: Can I use it in commercial software?

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Hi Gerald,

Welcome to the forum.

Yes, SPMF can be used in commercial or non commercial software. However, you still need to respect the GPL v3 license (http://philippe-fournier-viger.com/spmf/gpl.txt). This license gives four main freedoms:

- Obtain and run the program for any purpose (commercial or not)
- Get a copy of the source code
- Modify the source code
- Re-distribute the modified source code

The only restriction is that if you want to redistribute the software, you must:

- provide access to the source code,
- license derived work under the same GPL v3 license

That is the main idea. More details are in the GPL license.
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Re: Can I use it in commercial software?

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Ok that is good. Thanks

G.
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Re: Can I use it in commercial software?

Post by Alva »

Gerald wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 2:09 pm Ok that is good. Thanks

G.
Hey Gerald, may I ask you what kind of business you are doing? Maybe we can have a discussion if you are interested. I am looking for some way to enter some business related data science project to gain experience.
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