ParaView License

ParaView uses a permissive BSD license that enables the broadest possible audience, including commercial organizations, to use the software, royalty free, for most purposes. In addition, there are other licenses that are applicable because of other packages leveraged by ParaView or developed by collaborators. Lastly, there are specific packages for the ParaView binaries available on paraview.org that have applicable licenses.  These additional licenses are detailed at the bottom of this page.

Copyright (c) 2005-2017 National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS), Kitware Inc.
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185
Kitware Inc., 28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065, USA

Under the terms of Contract DE-NA0003525 with NTESS, the U.S. Government retains certain rights in this software.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of Kitware nor the names of any contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Additional Licenses

Certain code or sections of code within the ParaView repository also have the following licenses, as detailed in the headers.

 

Los Alamos License

Copyright (c) 2002-2005 Los Alamos National Laboratory

This software and ancillary information known as vtk_ext (and herein called “SOFTWARE”) is made available under the terms described below.

The SOFTWARE has been approved for release with associated LA_CC Number 99-44, granted by Los Alamos National Laboratory in July 1999.

Unless otherwise indicated, this SOFTWARE has been authored by an employee or employees of the University of California, operator of the Los Alamos National Laboratory under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 with the United States Department of Energy.

The United States Government has rights to use, reproduce, and distribute this SOFTWARE. The public may copy, distribute, prepare derivative works and publicly display this SOFTWARE without charge, provided that this Notice and any statement of authorship are reproduced on all copies.

Neither the U. S. Government, the University of California, nor the Advanced Computing Laboratory makes any warranty, either express or implied, nor assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this SOFTWARE.

If SOFTWARE is modified to produce derivative works, such modified SOFTWARE should be clearly marked, so as not to confuse it with the version available from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In addition, ParaView leverages several third party packages that use the following licenses:

Module License Type
KWSys 3-Clause BSD
Protobuf 3-Clause BSD
pugixml MIT
mpi4py 3-Clause BSD
IceT 3-Clause BSD
FreezePython Python Software Foundation License 2.0
VisIt 3-Clause BSD
VTK 3-Clause BSD
VTK 3rd Party Dependencies See VTK site for details

Licenses for ParaView Binaries The ParaView binaries have additional licenses that are applicable:

Module License Type
Qt GPL (v3) and LGPL (v2.1)
Python PSF License
numpy 3-Clause BSD
matplotlib Based on PSF