Is PyCharm free software?

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vita_cell
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Hi, is PyCharm-community-edition free software? their licences are unclear. Maybe something like VirtualBox or Atom (text-editor).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PyCharm#cite_note-9

"PyCharm Community Edition is distributed under Apache 2 license, with full source code available on GitHub."

https://github.com/JetBrains/intellij-community/tree/master/python

vita_cell
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I got used to edit with Kate, which is great text editor with plugins I needed. But I really want to try some good IDE. With some helpful tool and maybe autocompletion.

FindEssential
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Apache 2.0 is a free software license, so at first blush the community edition looks to be free software. That said due to its freemium model there maybe issues with the software suggesting non-free addons or "upgrades", this would run counter to free software. I can't assess that last bit because I don't use this program. I personally have used Eric, which is free software, but there are several free IDE's out there, check out the list on wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_integrated_development_environments#Python

chaosmonk

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It looks like the community edition you link to is libre. It looks like the products available for download from Jetbrains' site, including PyCharm Profession, are not due to their EULA.

I use IDLE for simple Python programs and Eclipse for larger ones. Here's a good resource for finding libre alternatives to non-free programs.

https://alternativeto.net/software/pycharm/?license=opensource

ADFENO
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Just be careful though, best sources are still the repositories of
free/libre distros, and directory.fsf.org. And pay attention to
versions, sometimes they matter in respect to freedom status.

AlternativeTo has non-free JS, and confuses free/libre with open source.

2017-12-22T20:12:41+0100 name at domain wrote:
> It looks like the community edition you link to is libre. It looks
> like the products available for download from Jetbrains' site,
> including PyCharm Profession, are not due to their EULA.
>
> I use IDLE for simple Python programs and Eclipse for larger
> ones. Here's a good resource for finding libre alternatives to
> non-free programs.
>
> https://alternativeto.net/software/pycharm/?license=opensource
>

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You're right. I forgot to inlude my usual disclaimer for alternativeto.net that users should check the license themselves before installing and avoid having to enable JavaScript to filter by license by appending '?license=opensource' to the URL.

bobstechsite

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So long as you're mindful about the licensing of plugins you install then you should be fine.
Also as FindEssential says keep an eye on updates in case they remove features.

I use the full-fat (closed) IntelliJ at work for Java development, but I use the community editions of IntelliJ and PyCharm at home. They're not bad IDEs :)