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BIG License

For a summary of SciJava licensing, see the Licensing page.

Components distributed via the BIG-EPFL update site were developed by the Biomedical Imaging Group (BIG) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

These components are licensed under proprietary terms, incompatible with the GPL and similar licenses.

However, the Fiji project has obtained permission to redistribute them:

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:58:20 +0200
From: Michael Unser <>

[...] we are happy that Fiji distributes our software: you have
my formal authorization for this (in my quality of lab chief).
"You'll be free to use this software for research purposes,  but you
must not transmit and distribute it without our consent":  this means
that from now on, you are authorized to distribute any ImageJ pluging
listed at since you have our

List of BIG components

The following components are expressly or implicitly licensed this way:

Project License text
Extended Depth of Field
imageware Implicit
PointPicker Implicit
Shepp-Logan Phantom
wavelets Implicit