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: https://www.soapui.org/developers-corner/soapui-license.html
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).
Hi, It was in the installation of an old package.
OK still: If I go to the download page:https://www.soapui.org/downloads/soapui.html 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.
I'm not sure I fully understand your difficulty, but I'll outline the version and licence as I understand it but IANAL. SOAPUI comes in two forms.
The problem is that I can get here:
but there is not outlined what license is to be applied to this binary build of SoapUI.
But is the open source only the "open source" when downloaded form git hub and built on my own or is the licens as well applying if it is the binary built form smart bear?
The licence at https://github.com/SmartBear/soapui/blob/next/LICENSE.txt is the same licence used by the SoapUI Open Source build available from that link. The github repository is how the freely available source code criteria of the EUPL is satified. You do not need to build it yourself to benefit from the freedoms provided by that licence. You can safely download the SoapUI Open Source build from that link and benefit from that freedoms provided by that licence.