ParaView uses a permissive BSD 3-Clause license that enables the broadest possible audience, including commercial organizations, to use the software royalty free.
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Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
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In addition, there are other licenses that are applicable to parts of the code that have been developed in collaboration with other organizations. These licenses as well as third party library licenses that ParaView depends on are included within the source and binary distribution of ParaView available on the Downloads page. They are all permissive and compatible with the BSD 3-Clause license. Starting in ParaView 5.12.0, SPDX files are also included with the binary distributions.