|CCRP Licensing and Distribution FAQ
09 July 1998
The CCRP Team
Copyright © 1998-2004 Common Controls Replacement Project
This is a plain-talk page with the most
frequently asked questions about our licensing and distribution policy
I am writing an
application I plan to sell. Am I still allowed to use your controls at no cost?
Yes. All CCRP are provided without charge to the
development community, and any CCRP control can be used as part of a program you are
selling. No royalties are due or expected by the CCRP.
Do I keep all rights
to my application (I do not ship the source code)?
Yes. While the CCRP owns and retains all rights to our source
code that created our controls, you always own the source code for your program that used
them. Therefore you retain all rights to the program being distributed or sold.
Does the above apply
if I provide my application source code as well?
Must I include credit
to the CCRP or the developers?
No. While, within the development community, it is considered
standard courtesy to credit outside assistance, the CCRP does not insist that credit be
paid to either the group or any individual developer. You are free to use your own
Can I include the CCRP
zip files as part of a shareware CD I plan to sell?
No. CCRP controls are free, and, unless express permission is
provided by the CCRP in writing, you may NOT include our control zip files with any
product you are selling.
Can I put CCRP control
zips on my web site for others to download?
No. In fact, this is strongly discouraged. All CCRP
controls are constantly revised with updated versions posted frequently. By placing the
actual zip files on your site, you in fact may not be providing a service to your
visitors. We would kindly recommend that a link to our site at www.mvps.org/ccrp be added instead to assure your
visitors receive the latest controls.
I want to add link to
your Download page. Can I?
Once again, this is strongly discouraged. The CCRP site
provides important release data on each control's information page. By providing only a
link to the download page, your visitors may miss crucial information.
I want to customize a
control. Is the source code available?
No. For more information, please read the Policy
on Distribution of Source Code.