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Copyright © 2000–2024 Martin Přikryl.


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 (GPL) 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 you 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.

License of WinSCP Icon Set

Note that all images distributed in or with WinSCP application are NOT published under the GPL 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.


Use of WinSCP Logos and Trademarks

Note that all WinSCP trademarks, logos, work titles and trade dresses are owned by Martin Přikryl respectively. Their use is only possible with prior written consent of the owner. All other trademarks, logos and trade dresses are trademarks of their respective owners.

License of WinSCP .NET Assembly

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

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