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can I use java 3d to create small game and charge for money?

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vinboy123
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hi guys,
since java is going open-source, and java 3d is community-based.
Can I create game using java and java 3d then sell it for money?

does the licenses allow me to do that?

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kcr
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The general answer to your question is "yes", but it depends on which license you use.

The current binary license at:

http://download.java.net/media/java3d/builds/release/1.5.0/LICENSE-Java3...

allows you to charge money for a program you create that uses Java 3D. This is the license that most developers who use Java 3D will use to ship their applications.

You can also use Java 3D under one of two source code licenses. The JDL source code license is intended for commercial use, and allows you to charge money for a program you create that uses Java 3D. The JRL source code license is intended for research use, and does not allow charging money.

For the future, we will consider making Java 3D available under the same GPL v2 source code license that the rest of Java will be using. This also will allow shipping commercial applications and charging money for them, but the source code for any modifications to Java 3D would need to be made publicly available. Note that this won't affect the binary license. We will still release binaries under an SLA with similar terms as today.

-- Kevin

kmerr
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kcr wrote:
The general answer to your question is "yes", but it depends on which license you use.

The current binary license at:

http://download.java.net/media/java3d/builds/release/1.5.0/LICENSE-Java3...

allows you to charge money for a program you create that uses Java 3D. This is the license that most developers who use Java 3D will use to ship their applications.

You can also use Java 3D under one of two source code licenses. The JDL source code license is intended for commercial use, and allows you to charge money for a program you create that uses Java 3D. The JRL source code license is intended for research use, and does not allow charging money.

For the future, we will consider making Java 3D available under the same GPL v2 source code license that the rest of Java will be using. This also will allow shipping commercial applications and charging money for them, but the source code for any modifications to Java 3D would need to be made publicly available. Note that this won't affect the binary license. We will still release binaries under an SLA with similar terms as today.

-- Kevin

So Can you sell them in the latest 1.5.2. j3d-1_5_2-windows-amd64.exe lisence?

Joerg Plewe

Yes, if you can :)

There have been commercial Java3D games before (e.g. RoboForge)

- J

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hi guys,
since java is going open-source, and java 3d is community-based.
Can I create game using java and java 3d then sell it for money?

does the licenses allow me to do that?
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