Atmel Studio7 - commercial license

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Is it legal to use Atmel Studio7 in commercial purposes in companies without paying for license and updates?

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Last Edited: Sun. Jan 28, 2018 - 12:39 PM
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Did you bother to spend any time to read some lisence agreement of that software?

 

Sometimes it's so tiring to be confronted with people who instantly assume others wil do their homework.

Paul van der Hoeven.
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http://www.hoevendesign.com

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Paul, the rules here are simple: say something helpful or don't say it at all.

 

Anyway @OP, the fact is that Microchip provide Atmel Studio "free" (that even includes bundling VisualAssist from Whole Tomato Software). They do this presumably because it encourages people to design their silicon into their products and that's where they actually make the money.

 

The C/C++ compilers that come with it are GNU so don't "belong" to Atmel and will always be "free" anyway.

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I would if I could find it.

Here I can't findout nothing, exept that all the software is available for free download, but not what you can with it:

https://www.microchip.com/avr-su...

also like here:

https://www.microchip.com/avr-su...

In "Help" file of Atmel Studio7 also nothing.

 

Paulvdh wrote:
Sometimes it's so tiring to be confronted with people who instantly assume others wil do their homework.

If you don't want to replay please don't, I really don't need your sarcasm.

 

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clawson wrote:
Anyway @OP, the fact is that Microchip provide Atmel Studio "free" (that even includes bundling VisualAssist from Whole Tomato Software). They do this presumably because it encourages people to design their silicon into their products and that's where they actually make the money. The C/C++ compilers that come with it are GNU so don't "belong" to Atmel and will always be "free" anyway.

Thank you.

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Likewise for the AVR C library :

http://www.microchip.com/webdoc/AVRLibcReferenceManual/index_1license.html

 

The Microchip AVR GCC library is GPL with a run-time exception

https://github.com/gcc-mirror/gcc/blob/master/COPYING.RUNTIME

that might take some digging within

http://distribute.atmel.no/tools/opensource/Atmel-AVR-GNU-Toolchain/3.6.1/

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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"Eric Steven Raymond's"  manual about "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" has been quoted repeatedly here on AVR freaks:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/sm...

 

I (re-) read most of it. Including "How To Answer Questions in a Helpful Way"

 

I dunno about Studio 7, I'm just a linux user :)

And your question already seems to be answered.

Personally I'm also easily annoyed by not being able to read licence agreement stuff before downloading software.

A long time ago I bought a Logitech Squeezebox.

When I got home and tried to use it I discovered it was not possible to use it without creating an account on the logitech website and other nonsence.

I returned it back to the shop.

 

If you still have doubts about Atmel studio / GCC you can always try some commercial Compilers.

IAR and CodeVision have both been around for a long time and they might be worth checking out for you.

 

https://www.iar.com/iar-embedded...

http://www.hpinfotech.ro/

Paul van der Hoeven.
Bunch of old projects with AVR's:
http://www.hoevendesign.com

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Paulvdh wrote:
If you still have doubts about Atmel studio / GCC you can always try some commercial Compilers. IAR and CodeVision have both been around for a long time and they might be worth checking out for you. https://www.iar.com/iar-embedded... http://www.hpinfotech.ro/

Include Imagecraft in that list as well.

https://imagecraft.com/legacy/de...

 

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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gpugelni wrote:
I would if I could find it.

  1. In Windows Explorer, Go to the top level of your Studio installation; eg, C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\
  2. Type "license" into the search box
  3. You should find a complete set of licence files in, eg, C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Studio\7.0\7.0\License\

 

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The short answer is use it to develop your commercial product to your hearts content without the worry of persecution, or prosecution.. I have it installed on several machines here and use it for personal and commercial purposes.

I also have a licensed copy of CodeVision as well, but I do not use it as much as I do Studio.

Cheers,
Jim

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To the best of my knowledge, there simply is no "Commercial License" for Atmel Studio, of any current or previous version. We do not know what the future will bring. Our collective crystal balls are notably opaque on this.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net