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PAINT.NET Licensing - Commerical Use?


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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm having a problem finding a clear answer on this one.

 

I'm not sure if this was a recent change or if I'm crazy, but I notice it now says PAINT.NET is under Creative Commons, for Non-Commercial use. However the installer, as well as references on the site, say licensing is permitted for any and all environments, business and for-profit included.

 

Can you please clarify which license is the overriding one? I'm very interested in this product, but not without clarification of whether it's permitted for commercial use.

 

Thank you! :-)

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The logo and website are what you're seeing under the CC-NC licenses (CC-BY-NC for the website and CC-BY-NC-ND for the logo).  The program is (as it has been for years) under a modified version of the MIT license, as explained in the installer and helpfile.  You may use Paint.NET for business, commercial, school, government and personal purposes as long as you don't modify the program itself (which does not mean you can't install plugins).  Of course, neither Rick nor dotPDN, LLC lay any claim to anything you produce in the program.  The FAQ contains Rick's official response about this.

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Thanks for clarification David. I did check the FAQ etc. however I was unsure if this was a recent change, and as that document has not been changed in quite some time, I was unsure as to whether they were just unmodified :-)

 

Appreciate that!

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Nope, so far everything is the same.  :-)  Glad to help!

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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