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The ChemDoodle Web Components library is licensed under version 3 of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. If you want to include ChemDoodle Web Components in your product or website, you must abide by this license, or contact us for a proprietary license.

More information on proprietary licensing can be found here, including additional benefits for proprietary builds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Am I allowed to rebrand your components?

    Not under the GPL license. Rebranding is identical to removing our copyright notice on the source code, which is also prohibited.

  • How do I get support?

    While the ChemDoodle Web Components is free to use under the GPLv3 license, support is not included. If you need help from iChemLabs, support options are available to purchase here.

Proprietary Projects

  • Can I use the ChemDoodle Web Components in my proprietary product?

    Not under the GPLv3 license as it is incompatible with proprietary products. Contact us for a proprietary license instead, which can be integrated and distributed with proprietary products.

  • I do not understand the GPL license, or I choose not to understand the GPL license. Can I use the ChemDoodle Web Components?

    Your understanding is irrelevant to our legal team and our enforcement of our license. We recommend you purchase a proprietary license for the ChemDoodle Web Components or do not use the ChemDoodle Web Components if you do not understand the GPL license.

  • Can you teach me what the GPL license means?

    No, it is your responsibility to understand the GPL license if you choose to use it. It is not our responsibility to make sure you understand it. It is only our responsibility to enforce it, which we will.

  • If I do (a) and (b), then I can include a GPL product in my proprietary product without having to abide by the GPL license, right?

    No, there is no condition which frees you from being bound by the GPL license, if you convey a GPL licensed product with your proprietary product. Do the right thing and contact us for a proprietary license if you do not find the terms of the GPL license acceptable.

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