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How to get licence for openUI5

Hi All,

I want to know how to get licence for openUI5 and..

For what purposes we can use that and for what we can't.

Please give the details if you know..

Thanks,

Surendra.

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    Sep 08, 2014 at 04:18 PM

    OpenUI5 is open source (Apache License 2.0), so not sure what you mean by needing a license?

    https://openui5.hana.ondemand.com/#LICENSE.txt

    Regards,

    Jason

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    • Perhaps if you read the licence yourself, it would be clear what you need to do? If you are planning on building a commercial application you should certainly do that for any third party software you make use of.

      Former Member posted a helpful link just above...

      Steve.

  • Sep 08, 2014 at 04:19 PM

    OpenUI5, as the name implies, is open. Get it from here - OpenUI5 - under Apache licence. No cost. Use it for whatever you want. SAP not required 😉

    Steve.

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    Sep 08, 2014 at 05:28 PM

    Hi Surendra,

    Since openUI5 is under Apache , you can use it for personal or commercial purposes, but you cannot use it to create your own (for example, use it's libraries and create your own framework) and "sell" it. If you intend to do that kind of development then you have to release it as open source again for free of cost. That is the limitation.

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    • Hi Abishek,

      I'm not a lawyer and this is no official statement (only my personal impression), but I'm pretty sure you can create and sell your own framework. I know this restriction from other JS frameworks that are only free when you don't create your own framework with it, but OpenUI5 does not have any specific rule in this direction. And Apache does not force you to Open-Source your own code. That rather sounds like the GPL license.

      And in general (you can take that as official): you do not need to involve SAP (or Apache) to use OpenUI5. But you have to follow the license rules of the Apache 2.0 License (they should be explained elsewhere, links are quoted above).

      Regards

      Andreas