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Visitor andyseager83
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Vivado webpack installation to a corperate computer

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Hi,

I am currently studying for a degree in electronics and would like to install Vivado 2019 WEBPACK edition to my work laptop. 

I don't have admin rights and my IT department are querying whether there will be a licensing issue with installing Vivado to a corperate machine. The software will be exclusively used for educational purposes as part of my degree.

From what I can tell from searching the forums, there has been no license with the WEBPACK editions since 2017.

Can anyone from Xilinx help me out?

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Hello @andyseager83 ,

There are no restrictions on installing Vivado/ISE WebPACK software on a corporate machines. Installing any Xilinx software doesn't require any licenses, however if you you'd be designing your project, this is when a licensing part takes place.

If you are using a WebPACK supported part, then no license is requered to Synthesis, Implement and to Generate bitstream.

Once the bitstream is generated, you then must oblige to the rules and regulations as described in the attached EULA.

Section 3 and 4 of the EULA will provide more info in relation to restrictions etc.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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回复: Vivado webpack installation to a corperate computer

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Starting in Vivado 2016.x onward, a license is no longer required for WebPACK. 

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. My IT department was mainly concerned about any issues arising from the potential for commercial use. Can I confirm that there is no limit on whether it can be installed on a workplace machine for commercial or non-commercial use?

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回复: Vivado webpack installation to a corperate computer

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@andyseager83 

I think you find clear answers (without legalese) from <this> post where,

@austin says:  may I use webpack to develop a bitstream for a FPGA in a product for sale? The answer is: absolutely!

@bassman says:  Yes, it is perfectly fine to use a bitstream created using the WebPack tools in a commercial product.

If you need the details for your legal department, then direct them to the following places:

Xilinx Licensing FAQ

End User License Agreements (EULAs)

Mark

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply, but I need confirmation from a Xilinx employee that isn't just 'there is no license'.

I need something more formal stating that there will be no issues installing the WebPACK on a corperate computer. This is a requirement from my IT department. I know there is no license, but it needs an actual reply to me and a post from nearly 10 years ago won't cut it. They say that they've scoured the EULA and FAQ and they can't find anything that explicitly says that the software can be installed on a corperate machine with no restrictions as to its usage in a commercial or non-commercial setting.

I'm sorry if this is coming across as a bit blunt or unthankful, its just I'm getting a little frustrated as I can't call up Xilinx about this issue and speak to someone or raise a ticket to get a proper answer from support as the forums are the only way of getting information about this.

Thanks,

Andy

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Hello @andyseager83 ,

There are no restrictions on installing Vivado/ISE WebPACK software on a corporate machines. Installing any Xilinx software doesn't require any licenses, however if you you'd be designing your project, this is when a licensing part takes place.

If you are using a WebPACK supported part, then no license is requered to Synthesis, Implement and to Generate bitstream.

Once the bitstream is generated, you then must oblige to the rules and regulations as described in the attached EULA.

Section 3 and 4 of the EULA will provide more info in relation to restrictions etc.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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@andyseager83 

 

From the EULA linked by @anatoli above, you can see that there are exactly two restrictions (and these apply to all licenses):

(1) Don't use it with a non-Xilinx device.

(2) Don't reverse-engineer Vivado, copy Vivado, modify Vivado, claim ownership of Vivado, etc.

 

There's nothing that says you can use it on a corporate machine for commercial purposes - but I'll bet you can't find anything in the Windows EULA that gives you permission to use it on a corporate machine for commercial purposes either. In short, if they haven't said that you can't use it for a specific purpose, then you can use it for that purpose.