pyg Posted April 27, 2009 Share Posted April 27, 2009 Hello world, I'm a great fan of Paint.net, and want to thanks aigain all it's major contributors I saw here : viewtopic.php?f=27&t=28245 That Paint.net "is not open source" And ( viewtopic.php?p=212737#p212737 ) Paint.NET was never open-source as the traditional definition goes. And here ( viewtopic.php?f=27&t=28275 ), Rick says that the source code is not available (and ask us to not ask about it). OK. It's Rick's source code, so it beong to Rick to choose the license. I repect that a lot (even if, of course, I'm sad about it). The source code is no longer available on the source page. But on the download page, it's written (at bottom : http://www.getpaint.net/license.html ) Can I use Paint.NET for business, commercial, or government use? Or is it only free for "personal" use?Yes -- Paint.NET is free for all uses including personal, business, commercial, government, and school. There has been some confusion lately around the license and its seemingly hybrid MIT / Creative Commons status. Rest assured that you really only have to dive deeper into the legalities of the license if you are planning to do something such as distributing a modified version of Paint.NET. Usually this involves downloading the source code, or disassembling / decompiling stuff. If you're just installing and using Paint.NET, then there's really no need to worry about that. I feel like a contradiction If source code is not available, it's not open source, right ? I konw that some part of PdN are under MIT License (wich is of course totally legal), but maybe it would be clearer to say "some part of paint.net are Open source (MIT License) but Paint.net is freeware". So maybe Rick (or website admin) may remove the licence link wich confuse a lot of users (especially foreign users like me) ? It would make it clear once for all. Thanks again for Paint.net Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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