Single-user licenses, free for academic purposes, of Vectorizer are available on request. Send me an email from your academic email account (or along with a link that clearly demonstrates your affiliation with a non-profit academic institution) to get a copy.
The number of vouchers that can be created for the asset store version is limited to 12 per year. In case there are no more available, a copy of the source code will be provided instead.
Since there are no ready-made popular licenses for the academic use of source code, the following terms and conditions shall apply:
- Vectorizer refers to the asset developed by Adalberto L. Simeone and available on the Unity asset store since 21 September 2020.
- The user refers to the individual person using Vectorizer to create new software works that make use of the source code distributed with it.
- Vectorizer can be used by the user in the context of a research project or for educational purposes, for as long as the user is affiliated with a public non-profit academic institutions. When these conditions are no longer valid, the free "license" for the use of Vectorizer is understood to be terminated.
- Valid uses include software development that occurs within the context of research projects funded by public institutions or personal initiatives with a clear academic objective. I.e. the generation of new knowledge, the validation of experimental ideas, etc. where Vectorizer is used among the means to enable these activities.
- A reference to the author (Adalberto L. Simeone), Vectorizer, a link to the asset on the Unity store website must be included in every work released to the public (academic papers, publications, videos, demos, software, etc.).
- You can release the source code to your software that uses Vectorizer on a public code repository as long as you do not upload the source code of Vectorizer itself with the rest of the code. In this case, Vectorizer must be listed as a dependency along with a reference to this license.
- Derivative works originated from material originally developed under an academic license, that continue to use the Vectorizer source code in any shape or form, cannot be the subject of commercial initiatives.
- You can modify the original source code distributed along with Vectorizer. These modifications can be shared in the public domain only for educational or illustrative purposes, along with relevant code, which shall be limited to the scope in which said modification occurs, e.g., the method or the property, or the statement.
- This license allows you and a team of individuals to use Vectorizer to work collaboratively on a project which falls within the above scenarios. However, all members of the team must work for non-profit academic institutions. If one of the team members is a non-academic partner who works for a for-profit company, they must purchase their own individual license. Otherwise, the license of use shall cease to apply for all other team-members, including the non-profit academic partners.
For more information or questions about Vectorizer or the license conditions, please email me.