From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Jul 06 2015 - 09:39:18 CDT

  If you read the VMD license carefully, the current VMD license
allows it to be used at no charge, by anyone. The only restrictions on
VMD are in relation to redistribution of the program and/or its source code
to third parties, and on the use of large parts of the VMD source code
(more than 10%) in other programs, with the obvious exception of the
parts of the code (e.g. plugins, and others) that are explicitly made
available via standard open source licenses that have essentially
no restrictions at all.


On Mon, Jul 06, 2015 at 03:48:50PM +0200, Albert wrote:
> Hello:
> I am just wondering if we only use VMD in a company for
> visualization of molecules, shall the company pay for a VMD license
> fee?
> thank you very much.
> regards
> Albert

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