- Created: 26 May 2016
XSharp is FREE Software. Of course that does not mean that you can do with it whatever you want. We have set a couple of rules that determine what you can and cannot do with our software, so our software is released under a license.
In an ideal world we would have published all of our source code and binaries under a very open license agreement, such as the Apache License, just like how the Roslyn code is published.
However the reality is that there are people on this world that would like to take our source code and binaries and release this with minimal changes under their own name.
To prevent that from happening we have been forced to set some limitations to how you can use our product.
For any "normal" developer that uses XSharp to develop applications for end users this should present no problems.
The simplified version of the limitations means that you:
- can only redistribute the 'runtime' components that are listed in the documentation. You can not redistribute our compiler. However when needed, you can ask your customer to download our compiler from this website
- (when you are a FOX subscriber) have access to the compiler source code and may change and rebuild the compiler for internal use inside your company.
However you are not allowed to publish or redistribute the (changed) compiler to your customers
We are convinced that you will find our license agreements fair and easy to work with.
|Component||Name||Short summary of the license|
|The compiler binaries and runtime binaries||XSharp Open Software License Agreement 1.0||This can be downloaded for free from our website. All you have to do is to create an account on this website. |
|The source code to the runtime, visual studio integration and tools||Apache License version 2.0||Everybody can access this public source code in our public repository on GitHub |
|The Roslyn part of the Compiler Source code||Apache License version 2.0||This license applies to the Roslyn code that we have used and that you can also find on GitHub|
|The Antlr part of the Compiler Source code||Antlr BSD License||This license applies to the Antlr 4 source code that we have used and that you can find on GitHub|
|Our custom Compiler Source code||XSharp Compiler Source code License 1.0|| |
This license applies to our custom source code for the XSharp compiler.