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Frequently Asked Questions about the OpenDragon Project

How can my university get the OpenDragon software?

To get OpenDragon for your university, do the following:

  1. Register
  2. After you register, we will email you a serial number. Note that if you have an email filter program, you must disable it temporarily. Otherwise you will not receive the serial number.
  3. Go to the Downloads page and download the software.
    During the download process you will need to supply the serial number and your name.
  4. You will also need the serial number to install OpenDragon.

I work for a non-profit organization. Can I use the software for free?

As of July 2010, anyone can use OpenDragon for free, subject to the restrictions in our License Agreement.

What are the restrictions on using OpenDragon?

Please read our License Agreement for information on what you may and may not do with OpenDragon.

You say that OpenDragon is now "open source". Does that mean that the source code for the software is freely available?

We are working on creating the necessary documentation to support distribution of the source code. We expect the source code to be available from this site sometime in 2012, but this depends on our finding a source of funding.

I've written some original software that I'd like to contribute to the OpenDragon project. How do I do that?

Contact us using the contributor form. Tell us about who you are and the software you have created.

Are there any tutorials or lesson plans for use with OpenDragon?

We are currently working on an OpenDragon tutorial and a set of practical exercises. When they are ready, they will be available in the Teaching Materials section of this website. The News pages will include an announcement when these materials are posted.

Your should also look at our Books page.