Scratch4.net consists of this web site, a windows desktop application, and .Net Micro Framework firmware images that allow you to use .Net Micro Framework boards along with the MIT Scratch programming environment.
Scratch for .Net Micro Framework is a standalone open-source software project created by Pervasive Digital LLC in support of education in science, math and computer programming, and while it shares the goals of the MIT Scratch project, this project is entirely separate and is not endorsed by or related to the MIT Scratch project in any way. Scratch for .Net is is offered at no cost - there are no license fees or subscriptions.
The Scratch for .Net software, including this web site, the desktop gateway software and the source for all firmware images, are open source software offered under the Apache 2.0 license. The source code can be found at https://github.com/martincalsyn/ScratchDotNet.
The desktop software (aka "Gateway") and .Net Micro Framework firmware programs do not collect any personally-identifiable information. In the future, with your explicit permission to be requested at a future date, we may collect usage and performance data in the gateway program to help us identify crashes and improve the product.
"Scratch for .Net", "Scratch for .Net Micro Framework" and the "scratch4.net" domain are internationally registered trademarks. Certain imagery from the MIT Scratch distribution are used under the terms of their license. Such use does not imply any support or endorsement by MIT or the Scratch project for the works in Scratch for .Net. Other entities may hold copyrights and/or trademarks on the hardware devices and other software referenced here. These names and images are used under fair user terms for the purpose of referring to these products. No endorsement of those products by Scratch4.Net is implied, and no endorsement of Scratch4.Net by those companies is implied.
Any use of electricity, even at the low voltages present in the devices supported by Scratch for .Net carries with it some risk of injury or even death if used carelessly. Low voltage sources can produce sufficient heat to start fires or cause burns. This software is aimed at educating children, but when used with external hardware devices, adult supervision and proper care to guard against injury or property damage is essential.
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