ADL: About license of Autodock Vina

arthur olson olson at
Wed Jan 7 10:59:13 PST 2015

Yes, you may compile the source code for AutoDock Vina and then bundle 
the recompiled binary with your distribution.

Art Olson
On 1/7/15 12:26 AM, 李佳憲 wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> Recently I'm developing an application which will call and run Autodock Vina executable.
> (Thus, my work contains no source code from Autodock Vina)
> If I can bundle Autodock Vina binary into my software binary distribution, my users may benefit.
> However, I found the binary distribution of Autodock Vina for Windows on official site have different license from others (Apache license).
> ( , in which contains a special license )
> I would like to confirm my understanding to this situation:
> 1. I cannot redistribute vina.exe from autodock_vina_1_1_2_win32.msi
> 2. However, I can compile a working vina.exe from source for Windows, then bundle the recoompiled binary with my application without any problem.
> I would like to know if my statement above have any mistake.
> Thanks in advance!
> Chia-Hsien Lee
> Student of National Taiwan University
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