3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2007 1:34 PM by matt_chotin

    Confusion about licence of Flex 2 SDK


      I am seeking some help about understanding the Flex 2 SDK licence text. At http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/downloads/ I read the following:

      The Adobe® Flex™ 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes the Flex framework (component class library)
      and Flex compiler, enabling you to freely develop and deploy Flex applications using an IDE of your choice.

      So I can use the free SDK to develop _AND_ deploy Flex applications without any fee. But when reading the "Adobe Flex 2.0.1 SDK End User License Agreement" I easily get confused. Where does it tell me that I can deploy Flex application with it? A lot is said about the use to create developer tools, Flex data services and pre-release software. But I don't see where it explicitely says that I can use the "software development kit" to develop software.

      Thanks, Sts
        • 1. Re: Confusion about licence of Flex 2 SDK
          matt_chotin Level 3
          Everything is in section 2.1 and its subsections. 2.1.1 (a) and (d) I think are the main statements that lets you use the SDK to build and deploy your programs.

          • 2. Confusion about licence of Flex 2 SDK
            I have a question about the licensing of the flex sdk also, in particular, fcsh. Does it let me use it in a website where I let users build AS swf files using my custom AS library? In 2.1.4.c (of fcsh), it says Licensee is prohibited from providing use of the Software in a computer service business, third party outsourcing facility or service, service bureau arrangement, network, or time sharing basis. It's not going to be any of the mentioned services, but will it be still considered "network, or time sharing basis"? Note that I am not providing anything extra (such as the Flex Data or Charting services) besides my AS package files.
            thank you,
            • 3. Re: Confusion about licence of Flex 2 SDK
              matt_chotin Level 3
              For 2.0.1 technically I think what you're proposing would violate the license. However once we've released the final version of Flex 3 we'll have our new MPL in place which will make what you want to do just fine. It may be that LCDS Express could do what you want at the moment though. Its web compiler is optimized for this sort of thing too.