The school district I teach in (Jefferson County Public Schools) and they are telling me I need permission from Stellarium to install the program on our 25 district laptops in my classroom. How can I get permission and from who?

Asked by Matt Thomas on 2017-03-24

The school district I teach in (Jefferson County Public Schools) and they are telling me I need permission from Stellarium to install the program on our 25 district laptops in my classroom. How can I get permission and from who?

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2017-03-24
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2017-03-25
gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #1

You need permission from your operating system.
FAQ #2890: “Dangerous to Download? Malware?”.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Have you told them that "Stellarium is open source software. Anyone has the right to download and use the software for free, to distribute it without modifying to other people, or modify the source code, all of this under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html "
see http://stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ#Is_Stellarium_free.3F

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

Yes, Stellarium is under GPLv2

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #4

It was not clear to me what OP meant in referring to "they". You don't need permission from stellarium.org to use Stellarium for education or many other purposes.

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