Can I share my standalone desktop application to be used freely by end product users?
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Dear Matlab developers,
I have developed a GUI application by the app designer and deployed as a standalone desktop application to be installed and used by the product end-users. I want to share this package (only *exe file to be executable and installed and not source files) via GitHub to anyone (public sharing) as I am going to submit this tool as a paper to a prestgious journal for peer-reviewing. I have used an academic license. The end users only installs this alongside Runtime version on their personal computers.
Is it possible? Please confirm.
***Note: I don't want to use this for commercial aims, then no sell, just want to share my tool for research aims.
Walter Roberson on 10 Aug 2022
No, with the Academic license, you can share the executable "for internal purposes" within your organization, or with your research collaborators, but you cannot make it public.
There might potentially be work-arounds such as having a form to be filled out certifying that the person is student or works for a university as academic staff... but you probably could not use that license to make the executable available to commercial scientists.
You should talk to Mathworks to clarify the boundaries.
Shivam Malviya on 10 Aug 2022
It is my understanding that you have built a standalone desktop application using MATLAB App Designer, and you want to share it with others.
Please refer to the following links;