Praisenter is offered completely free. However, it does have license that you agree to upon downloading and using it. This license protects the license holder (the owner, contributors, and organization) from any damages that may occur as a result of its use.
All downloads and a small portion of the code (anything in /gpl) is released under the GPL v3.0 license:
Praisenter: A free open source church presentation software package. Copyright (C) 2011-2013 William Bittle http://www.praisenter.org/ This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Praisenter incorporates code under both the GPL v3.0 license and the New BSD license. The majority of the code, however, is released under the New BSD license:
Copyright (c) 2011-2013 William Bittle http://www.praisenter.org/ All rights reserved. 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 Praisenter nor the names of its 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 COPYRIGHT OWNER 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.
Praisenter uses some 3-rd party libraries and resources which have their own licenses (all are compatible with the download’s GPL v3.0 license above):
- derby (Apache 2.0) – Java embedded database
- log4j (Apache 2.0) – Logging
- commons-codec (Apache 2.0) – Encoder/Decoder
- commons-lang (Apache 2.0) – Java language extensions
- JavaMail (Oracle Binary Code License) – Email api
- Xuggler (GPL v3.0 License) – Audio/Video support
- SLF4J (MIT License) – Logging interface to Xuggler
- Fugue Icons (Creative Commons) – Icons