Ren'Py is free to download and use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It may be modified and distributed under the terms of its License.
Note that older versions of Ren'Py may be covered by different copyright terms. Please view the LICENSE.txt file in each Ren'Py distribution for details.
Ren'Py itself is covered by the terms of the following (MIT) license:
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files
(the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction,
including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge,
publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software,
and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so,
subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE
LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION
OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Please see each individual source file for a list of copyright holders. The artwork in the demo is released by various copyright holders, under the same terms.
The Ren'Py module, the Ren'Py windows binaries, and the various Ren'Py launchers may contain code taken from the following projects:
* Python (Python License)
* Pygame (LGPL)
* SDL (LGPL)
* SDL_image (LGPL)
* SDL_ttf (LGPL)
* SDL_mixer (LGPL)
* Freetype (LGPL)
* FFmpeg (LGPL)
* Fribidi (LGPL)
* jpeg (JPEG License)
* libpng (PNG license)
* zlib (Zlib License)
* bzip2 (Bzip2 License)
* pyobjc (MIT License)
The Linux build may also include code from:
* directfb (LGPL)
* svgalib (LGPL)
For the purpose of LGPL compliance, the source code to all LGPL software we depend on is either in the Ren'Py package (available from Renpy.org), or in the renpy-deps package (http://www.renpy.org/dl/lgpl/). We believe compliance can be achieved by including a copy of this license with every copy of Ren'Py you distribute, and referring to it in your project's README file.
The default Ren'Py build distributes Ren'Py alongside jEdit, which is licensed under the GNU GPL. The source code to jEdit is distributed as part of the renpy-deps package (http://www.renpy.org/dl/lgpl/)