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    Hi all,

    I want to evaluate STS to find out if I could use STS instead of pure Eclipse or Netbeans for Java develiopment.
    But when reading the end user license agreement I find the following in topic "2. LICENSE GRANT, USE AND OWNERSHIP":
    "...VMware grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable license (without the right to sublicense) (i) to use the Software in accordance with the Documentation solely for non-production purposes of Licensee's internal business operations, development, evaluation, and education..."

    So I can use STS only "... for non-production purpose..."? What if I want to use it for "production purpose"? If I want to develop Java software that I want to sell one day? Do I have to buy a license then?

    Up to now I thought that STS is also running under Apache license. But now I would be happy if someone could tell me if STS can be used for SW development for free or not.

    thanks and regards
    GŁnter

  • #2
    Hey GŁnter!

    Please take a look at:
    http://forum.springsource.org/showth...e-of-IDE-tools

    So as long as you don't redistribute STS itself (the IDE) with your products, you can of course use STS as your IDE to build commercial products.

    HTH,
    Martin

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    • #3
      Martin,

      thanks a lot for your answer and for clarifying things.
      Then there is no reason anymore not to start with STS ;-)

      Regards
      GŁnter

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