Do I need to purchase a license for NetBeans in order to use it in my company or university?
No, you do not need to purchase NetBeans to use it.
The NetBeans IDE and Platform are free, open-source software. After you download NetBeans software you can use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes right away.
If your company requires additional professional services, you can see more info at:
Applies to: NetBeans IDE 5.5 and later
- Can I use NetBeans to create a commercial application?
- Can I modify NetBeans source code files and distribute the IDE for free or sell it?
For additional information regarding specific licensing and use of the NetBeans IDE and Platform, please refer to our legal information page.