The MeVisLab development environment is available in two different versions: the full MeVisLab SDK and the restricted MeVisLab SDK Unregistered. The licensing conditions for both versions differ for commercial and non-commercial usage. The different versions and conditions are explained below.
The MeVisLab installers available from the download page combine all available software versions. Version and license-dependent functionalities are activated by license files.
Parts of the modules contained in the downloadable MeVisLab distribution are directly contributed by Fraunhofer MEVIS. These modules, which are located in the module package FMEwork/Release, FMEwork/ReleaseMeVis, FMEstable/Release, and FMEstable/ReleaseMeVis are subject to different licensing conditions, which are explained in the section License Conditions for Additional Research Modules below.
The full MeVisLab SDK development environment provides unrestricted access to the complete MeVisLab SDK module set contained in the MeVisLab SDK installer. Using graphical network programming, these modules can be combined to powerful image processing and visualization networks.
In addition, own algorithms can be integrated as ML, Open Inventor, or ITK modules using one of the supported C++ development environments. New macro modules can be created and added to the MeVisLab module database.
Own modules can be signed (and optionally encrypted), allowing these modules to be used by other MeVisLab users, regardless of whether they run a full or an unregistered version of MeVisLab. Modules created by other MeVisLab users (third-party modules) can be used in the MeVisLab SDK, regardless of whether they are signed or encrypted. (See notes below on commercial/non-commercial redistribution policies of own MeVisLab modules.)
Access to the full MeVisLab SDK functionality requires an additional license file:
For pricing information regarding the commercial and non-commercial MeVisLab SDK licenses, please contact sales(at)mevislab.de.
By downloading and installing the MeVisLab SDK software without an additional license file, you have access to the free, restricted MeVisLab SDK unregistered version. This version provides unrestricted access to the complete MeVisLab SDK module set contained in the MeVisLab SDK installer. Using graphical network programming, these modules can be combined to powerful image processing and visualization networks.
In addition, own algorithms can be integrated as ML, Open Inventor, or ITK modules using one of the supported C++ development environments. New macro modules can be created and added to the MeVisLab module database. In contrast to the full MeVisLab SDK version, the following restrictions apply:
Signed third-party modules created by users of the full MeVisLab SDK can be used without the above restrictions.
License conditions of MeVisLab SDK unregistered are identical to the conditions of the non-commercial MeVisLab SDK license.
For additional questions, please contact sales(at)mevislab.de.
All available MeVisLab versions contain FMEstable/FMEwork packages which are provided by Fraunhofer MEVIS strictly for non-commercial purposes. The modules in this package are intellectual property of Fraunhofer MEVIS and are provided to users of the MeVisLab SDK (commercial, non-commercial, and unregistered) under license conditions that are identical to those for the non-commercial MeVisLab SDK.
|Feature||MeVisLab SDK Commercial||MeVisLab SDK Non-commercial||MeVisLab SDK Evaluation||MeVisLab SDK Unregistered|
|Unrestricted access to the complete MeVisLab SDK module set||+||+||+||+|
|Develop C++ modules (ML, Open Inventor, ITK)||+||+||+||+|
|Develop macro modules||+||+||+||+|
|Sign own modules||+||+||-||-|
|Use signed third-party modules||+||+||+||+|
|Use own or unsigned third-party modules||+||+||+||Instantiate up to 5 modules at a time|
|Panels show license disclaimer|
|Use scripting in own or unsigned third-party modules||+||+||+||Up to 2KB in size|
|Use in commerical organizations||+||-||+||-|
|Use in non-commercial organizations||+||+||+||+|
|Distribute own modules||+||For research and evaluation purposes, not for commercial products or services|
|Redistribute MeVisLab runtime environment||-||-||-||-|
|Available for free||-||-||+||+|