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Free Software

WinSCP is free software: you can use it, redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


WinSCP 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 License for more details.

Note that WinSCP installation package and WinSCP icon set have separate licenses. See below.

GPL in Short

No matter if your are an individual, or representative of educational institution, small firm or corporation, the GPL license grants you following rights:

  • Run WinSCP for any purpose for free;
  • Copy WinSCP anywhere you want in any number of copies or Provide a download link on your website;
  • Make whatever modifications to WinSCP you want (though your modification must also be released under the GPL).


WinSCP includes contributions and works of other authors. Note that this in no way affects your rights granted by GPL license.

Licenses and Distribution Terms of WinSCP Installation Package

Note that GNU General Public License applies solely to WinSCP application. During WinSCP installation you might be offered to install also other application having own license agreement. While nothing will be installed without your consent be sure to read and understand the respective license conditions.

In case you intend to distribute WinSCP Installation Package you are not allowed to bundle anything in or with the WinSCP Installation Package, and you are obliged to comply with all applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations, including: (a) the Export Administration Regulations maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce; (b) trade and economic sanctions maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control; and © the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the U.S. Department of State. Unless Distributor obtains prior authorisation required by applicable Export Laws, Distributor shall not export any Product to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.

License of WinSCP Icon Set

Note that all images distributed in or with WinSCP application are NOT published under the GNU General Public License. It means that it is not allowed to redistribute or reuse these images or parts of them or modifications of them without WinSCP separately or in or with another software.

License of WinSCP .NET Assembly

The WinSCP .NET Assembly uses different license, the MPL.


Further Reading

  license.txt · Last modified: by Petr

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