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Distributing and copying RepRap

RepRap is copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 University of Bath, Adrian Bowyer, the RepRap researchers (see the project's People page), and other contributors.

Principal author:

  Adrian Bowyer
  RepRap Professional Ltd
  House 6, Unit 7,
  Great Leaze Farm,
  Oldbury on Severn
  BS35 1RF


RepRap is free; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation; either Version 2 of the Licence, or (at your option) any later version.

RepRap is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public Licence for more details.

For this purpose the words "software" and "library" in the GNU General Public Licence are taken to mean any and all computer programs computer files designs images videos sound recordings data results documents and all other copyright information available from the RepRap project.

The copyright covers the teardrop device (see above left), the neologism "RepRap" in upper, lower, or any mix of cases in any typeface, and the phrase "Fused Filament Fabrication" and its abbreviation to "FFF". The teardrop, "RepRap", "Fused Filament Fabrication" and "FFF" are also covered by the GPL. Anyone can use them freely in any way they choose, but they may not be registered as trademarks or restricted in any other way. You may use them with significant extra words and graphics in trademarks and the like, just as you would be able to with words from the dictionary.

You can read the GNU General Public Licence here. This page you are reading now introduces the licence for the entire RepRap project; that licence applies to all of it; if the links to the licence do not work, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 , or see

-- Main.AdrianBowyer - 14 Dec 2006