Software Licencing

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Software Licencing

  1. 1. ITC s.r.o.Přemysl Morgan VacekSOFTWARE LICENCING(REVIEW OF IT BASICS)
  2. 2. SOFTWARE LICENCING Basic types of software licences  “Free” software  Freeware  Shareware  AdWare  Free Software  Commercial software Types of “free” software:  Freeware - is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee. The author still has his copyright so you are not allowed to change the source code. Examples: Adobe Reader, Skype
  3. 3. SOFTWARE LICENCING  Shareware - these programs can be copied and spread, are usually somehow restricted - either by time of use or functionality. The restrictions are lifted after paying the registration fee. Examples: AVG Antivirus, AnyVideo Converter  Adware - free use of the software, but an advertisement is displayed, profit from it goes to the software developers, it is impossible to remove ads (it is not in compliance with the licensing to try that), advertising is usually downloaded from the Internet Examples: Weatherbug
  4. 4. SOFTWARE LICENCING  Free Software (GNU General Public License) - is software which has its source code available, along with the right to use this software, modify and sell or give away copies or amended version. Where to get it?  www.filehippo.com  majorgeeks.com  www.snapfiles.com

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