Mar 14, 2011 at 3:41 PM
Edited Mar 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM
I want to develop an application using your Fluent Ribbon Controls. And I want to publish this app under freeware license. Does this idea fit to the license YOU bind to this controls and must I license my app at the Fluent UI Licensing page?
This question has been answered over and over.
The simple answer is yes!
You must abide by the the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) http://fluent.codeplex.com/license (for this project)
Also if you visit
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa973809.aspx you will see that this project applies to option 3 and you must register your application
By the way its "Open Source" rather than "Free Ware" although very similar when it comes to license's its much different.
Summary of the License Registration
Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface Design Guidelines License Agreement
This agreement is between Microsoft Corporation and you, the entity listed below. This agreement gives you rights to use elements of the 2010 Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface (“2010 Office Fluent UI”) in software applications or tools
that you use or license to others.
That alone again answers your question. YES
Hope I am help full :-)