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permission to distribute package

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Chalapathi

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 04:42:02

Message: 1 of 7

hi,
i am trying to make a gui for an application. i have a running matlab license. i want to package it and distribute it as a standalone exe. But will i have to pay any royalty for this if i want to make my product commercial?
regards,
Chalapathi

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Matt Fig

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 07:32:03

Message: 2 of 7

I don't think so, but this is really a question for official Mathworks customer service. Most of the time this newsgroup does not represent official policy.

http://www.mathworks.com/support/contact_us/index.html




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Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Arnaud Miege

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 09:49:54

Message: 3 of 7


"Chalapathi " <chaps_gattupalli@yahoo.co.in> wrote in message
news:gnaqqq$r56$1@fred.mathworks.com...
> hi,
> i am trying to make a gui for an application. i have a running matlab
> license. i want to package it and distribute it as a standalone exe. But
> will i have to pay any royalty for this if i want to make my product
> commercial?
> regards,
> Chalapathi

As far as I know, there are no royalties for distributing a standalone
executable created with the MATLAB compiler. However, if you want to
commercialize the product as you mention, you'll need to use a commercial
license of MATLAB and the compiler to generate the executable (i.e. you
can't use an academic license to generate an exectuable that you are going
to sell).

HTH,

Arnaud

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Steve Amphlett

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 11:58:01

Message: 4 of 7

"Arnaud Miege" <arnaud.miege@nospam.mathworks.co.uk> wrote in message <gnbcs3$573$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
>
> "Chalapathi " <chaps_gattupalli@yahoo.co.in> wrote in message
> news:gnaqqq$r56$1@fred.mathworks.com...
> > hi,
> > i am trying to make a gui for an application. i have a running matlab
> > license. i want to package it and distribute it as a standalone exe. But
> > will i have to pay any royalty for this if i want to make my product
> > commercial?
> > regards,
> > Chalapathi
>
> As far as I know, there are no royalties for distributing a standalone
> executable created with the MATLAB compiler. However, if you want to
> commercialize the product as you mention, you'll need to use a commercial
> license of MATLAB and the compiler to generate the executable (i.e. you
> can't use an academic license to generate an exectuable that you are going
> to sell).

That's an interesting point. Do TMW give out academic licences of the "compiler"? If so, why? Sounds like a law suit waiting to happen.

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Bjorn Gustavsson

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 12:44:01

Message: 5 of 7

"Arnaud Miege" <arnaud.miege@nospam.mathworks.co.uk> wrote in message <gnbcs3$573$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
>
> "Chalapathi " <chaps_gattupalli@yahoo.co.in> wrote in message
> news:gnaqqq$r56$1@fred.mathworks.com...
> > hi,
> > i am trying to make a gui for an application. i have a running matlab
> > license. i want to package it and distribute it as a standalone exe. But
> > will i have to pay any royalty for this if i want to make my product
> > commercial?
> > regards,
> > Chalapathi
>
> As far as I know, there are no royalties for distributing a standalone
> executable created with the MATLAB compiler. However, if you want to
> commercialize the product as you mention, you'll need to use a commercial
> license of MATLAB and the compiler to generate the executable (i.e. you
> can't use an academic license to generate an exectuable that you are going
> to sell).
>
What about academics generating an executable for sale to other academic institutions?

What if my institution makes and distributes an executable to someone that then sell it?

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Arnaud Miege

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 17:17:04

Message: 6 of 7


>>
>> As far as I know, there are no royalties for distributing a standalone
>> executable created with the MATLAB compiler. However, if you want to
>> commercialize the product as you mention, you'll need to use a commercial
>> license of MATLAB and the compiler to generate the executable (i.e. you
>> can't use an academic license to generate an exectuable that you are
>> going
>> to sell).
>
> That's an interesting point. Do TMW give out academic licences of the
> "compiler"? If so, why? Sounds like a law suit waiting to happen.

Hi Steve,

I'm by no means an expert on this, but I think an academic license of the
compiler can be used for creating an executable that is distributed for free
(by an academic who wants to promote his research for example). For a
definitive answer, I would suggest emailing licensing@mathworks.com

HTH,

Arnaud

Subject: permission to distribute package

From: Arnaud Miege

Date: 16 Feb, 2009 17:19:29

Message: 7 of 7


>>
>> As far as I know, there are no royalties for distributing a standalone
>> executable created with the MATLAB compiler. However, if you want to
>> commercialize the product as you mention, you'll need to use a commercial
>> license of MATLAB and the compiler to generate the executable (i.e. you
>> can't use an academic license to generate an exectuable that you are
>> going
>> to sell).
>>
> What about academics generating an executable for sale to other academic
> institutions?
>
> What if my institution makes and distributes an executable to someone that
> then sell it?

Hi Bjorn,

As I mentioned in my reply to Steve, I'm by no means an expert on this, but
in response to your second question, I believe the individual who would
resell the executbale would be in breach of the license agreement. For the
first question, I think that's probably OK, as long as it remains in the
academic world. However, for both, I would double-check by emailing
licensing@mathworks.com

HTH,

Arnaud

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