zkanji is free! (But read the fine print too.)
zkanji is FREE software licensed under the Common Developement And Distribution License (CDDL) version 1.0. This means
that you can download the source code and use the program freely. You can also modify and/or use the whole or parts of the code in your own projects and do anything else that is permitted by the CDDL.
For developers: In case you would like to use the source code of zkanji, please consider that the CDDL is NOT compatible with the GPL. This means you cannot use anything from the source code in a GPLed program (or in any program that uses stricter license than the CDDL.) Please read the text of the CDDL carefully in case you are not sure about its conditions.
The original files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University, and are used in conformance with the Group's license. Please read and conform to this license if you distribute the dictionary datafile (zdict.zkj and English.zkj) included with zkanji.
Credits: (copied from the Tanaka Corpus web page)
Many people have played a significant role in making the Tanaka Corpus available and useful:
Since v0.5 zkanji has handwriting recognition functionality with data previously based on the Taka database, but now superseeded by my own. This file is currently not under a free license. In case you'd like to use it in your own program, contact me beforehand to discuss the details.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES THAT THIS SOFTWARE IS FREE OF DEFECTS, MERCHANTABLE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGING. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THIS SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE IN ANY RESPECT, YOU (NOT THE INITIAL DEVELOPER OR ANY OTHER CONTRIBUTOR) ASSUME THE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.