Asmeta License

Asmeta licensing information

Asmeta is released under the GPL license:

Copyright (c) 2005, 2006 FMSELAB @ UNIMI (http://fmse.di.unimi.it/)

License Information: http://asmeta.sourceforge.net/license.html

Asemta is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software

Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA


However, since Asmeta software relies on several libraries and the eclipse plugin uses Eclipse software, which are free but not GPL compatible, we add an exception (as suggested by the FSF):

In addition, as a special exception, FMSELAB @ UNIMI gives permission to link the code of this program with 
the JMI & MDR (all the jar files distributed by the mdr project of netbeans), LOG4J and eclipse libraries,
and distribute linked combinations including the two, as long as these libraries remain released under a free software
license according to the FSF.
If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the
file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to
do so, delete this exception statement from your version.

Asmeta is GPL compatible.

Asmeta will be released with an EPL licence soon.

Log4J license

Log4J is Copyright 1999-2006, Apache Software Foundation and Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Eclipse license

Eclipse libraries are released under the Eclipse Public License

Dual Licensing

If you like to use Asmeta and do not want to use the GPLed version of Asmeta (for example you want to embed Asmeta in a proprietary non free software), contact us: we can provide Asmeta with a non free license according to the dual licensing model.

FAQ on licensing

Can I use ASMETA software to develop non-free ASM specifications?
Yes, because the copyright on the editors and tools included in ASMETA does not cover the code and the specifications you write. Using them does not place any restrictions, legally, on the license you use for your code.