Terms and Conditions


FenixEDU: The Java(TM) Object-Oriented Framework for University Academic Applications

Copyright © 2002-2017 Instituto Superior Técnico

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This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

Should you need a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License, download it from the Free Software Foundation website or write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.


Frequently Asked Questions


Why open source?

We want to promote colaboration. Not contributing back to the project is counter productive for everyone, but we believe it is your choice.


Is this software free?

Yes. No one can charge you for this software. You can however be charged for services such as installation and configuration provided by a hired third party.


I contracted a third party to install and modify this software at my institution.
Can the third party not provide the modified source code?

No. The third party is obligated to make an offer to you of the modified source code at no charge. What you do with the source code is up to you. We recommend you contribute it back to the community or better yet, include this contribution back to the community as part of the third parties job.


My institution uses a modified version of this software.
Are we required to provide our modified source code?

No. As long as you don't distribute any binaries you have no obligations. But not contributing back to the community is counter productive for everyone, including for your own institution.