GEARS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

All script files in folder Gears/GearsPy/Project are not core parts of GEARS, but usage samples. These are distributed under LGPL version 3. Thus, any new user-created scripts, even if they use the sample scripts, can be made proprietary, as long as they are distributed in an unobfuscated format.

For the GPL and LGPL licences, please refer here and here.