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Autoit License allows commercial apps?

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Hi All,

Long story short, I've been using an autoit script (in various stages of evolution) to manage my work documents for a year or so. More and more of my co-workers have started using it, and recently my boss started using it. He has since offered to "buy a license" from me for each employee in his business.

I said no, because I'd assumed that even if I'd wanted to charge for the script, the autoit license wouldnt allow me to. I only know enough about software licensing to know that its incredibly complicated. In this instance, my script uses several udf's I've found here on this forum, and some of the one's bundled with the autoit installation, not to mention the autoit engine itself.

But just now (out of curiosity more than anything) read through the autoit license and it says something like:

Commercial Use. You may use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT for commercial purposes. You may sell for profit and freely distribute scripts and/or compiled scripts that were created with the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

So that to me reads that there's not really any restrictions made on the sale of scripts / compiled scripts??

I still find that a little hard to believe? AutoIt is free to download and use. I assume that hundreds of people have donated thousands of hours to put together something like AutoIt. Yet its completely kosher for an end-user like me to spend a few hours joining a few different snippets of code together and then sell it on for profit?

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As long as you don't violate anything in the EULA, you'd be fine ( "kosher" ).


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As SmOke_N said, perfectly legitimate usage. There is nothing stopping you from marketing your code withe the usual provisio of giving credit to those whose UDFs you used if you know who it is. Also there are a couple of options, if you sell the licenses, there is nothing stopping you from donating a portion of that to AutoIt at

http://www.autoitscript.com/donate.shtml

or if you don't sell it, there is nothing preventing your boss from donating.


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I still find that a little hard to believe? AutoIt is free to download and use. I assume that hundreds of people have donated thousands of hours to put together something like AutoIt. Yet its completely kosher for an end-user like me to spend a few hours joining a few different snippets of code together and then sell it on for profit?

Just really nice guys. Really, nice, guys.

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For all intents and purposes, Auto-It is now a full-fledged programming language.

There are millions of people worldwide creating applications/games and earning millions of dollars coding in the many programming languages out there. You don't see the C++ or Java creators asking for a piece of their pie just because they used their programming language. Anything you code belongs to you and you may do with it what you wish.

Having said that, donating to the auto-it team isn't a bad idea :)


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For all intents and purposes, Auto-It is now a full-fledged programming language.

You just taught me that "for all intensive purposes" wasn't a phrase; and for that, I thank you.


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Feel free to donate... :)


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That's why autoit is so awesome man :)


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