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PaulEdison's avatar
New Contributor
6 years ago

Is SoapUI Open Source free to use?



Is the SoapUI Open Source that I can download here:

Actuall free software that I can use in any way (comercial)  without the need to pay for it?


0) The name suggests "open source" (this does not nesesary mean that the compiled package has to be for free)

1) On the download page there is no link to to license agreements.

2) Inside the application after installation there is no link visible to licenses or something else.

3) In the update dialog I found folowing link:

This sounds like a free (to use) license

4) During the installation there is a pretty long License Agreement  ...

4.1) "3. Free Trial Version. If You register for a free trial, SmartBear will make the applicable Software available to You on a temporary basis (the “Trial Version”) free of charge until the end of the free trial period for which You registered or ordered the applicable Software" -->  So only a Triel ... but where do I register.

4.2)  "Freeware or Free Version License: all Software licensed under these terms is licensed to an individual User who is specifically named in the Software registration and may only be used on one computer or computing device at a time." -> But there was no registration ... But if so it woud sond more like a non comercial license ...

4.3) There are other words the makes me even more confused: "On-Premise License Grants" "Perpetual" "Floating (Concurrent) License:"

Not sounding so free ....


So the Question is how do I know that it is free and who gives me the permission by what means (Where is actually written down that I'm allowed to use it).


6 Replies

  • nmrao's avatar
    Champion Level 3
    Not sure where you have got the points which are under #4.

    Those sememed to be of from Pro version or trial of Pro version.

    SoapUI Open Source edition is availabile in and you can find the licence file there. If not already, you may go thru.
    • PaulEdison's avatar
      New Contributor

      Hi, It was in the installation of an old package.


      OK still: If I go to the download page: and select the Open Source link - what license do I Agree to?

      In the Help menu I see the SoapUI Pro trail start.


      In the link you posted I would have to compile the source my self. there are no binaries.

      • PaulEdison's avatar
        New Contributor

        Just wont to push once more to aks if somebody knows about the binary "open source" package.