Commercial license for Serpent 2

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Commercial license for Serpent 2

Postby Jaakko Leppänen » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:25 pm

As stated in the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement (SLA), Serpent is not an open-source code, but subject to certain limitations, especially when it comes to commercial use. More specifically, the standard SLA allows the code to be used for non-commercial research and educational purposes only. Most of the user applications fall under this category, but since there are also some border-line cases, we decided to make a commercial license (for Serpent 2) that lifts these limitations altogether.

Since the code is still very much under development, the commercial license is offered free of charge until the end of year 2017. It is important to note that commercial use is not determined by the type of your organization (university, research organization, industry, etc.), but rather the type of your work. In general, any application that generates profit can be considered commercial use, while everything else is covered by the standard SLA.

If you think your application falls under the commercial category, or you are planning to expand to commercial applications, please contact us and we'll make things official.

Also note that in order to obtain the commercial license, you need to have the SLA's for both Serpent 1 (via OECD/NEA or RSICC) and Serpent 2 (separate license).
- Jaakko
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