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Ready license files?

Hi,

I'm looking for some generic software license files. Like the GPL, LGPL etc., but concerning binaries. Is there some central repository where such ready-made files exist?

There are some popular ones like GPL of course, but I'm looking for a license that allows everybody to use my binaries for non-commercial use only (unless you pay in which case you'll get the package under a different license).

Writing one for yourself seems like not such a good idea because the lawyers seem to have come up with their own language which I'm not fluent with ;)

_
Friday, April 02, 2004

ISn't that how Borland licences its "personal" editions of dev. tools? You might get lucky taking a leave out of their license files?

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, April 02, 2004

I don't remember whether the Creative Commons licenses are designed to apply to software, but they have several flavors of noncommercial license available...

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, April 02, 2004

If you're near a bookstore you might check out this book. I haven't read it, but Nolo does good stuff:

http://nolo.com/lawstore/products/product.cfm/ObjectID/2C02C865-21E7-497C-9DDDBA058175FFA1

(Web & Software Development: A Legal Guide)

Malcolm
Friday, April 02, 2004

Maybe check out trolltech's (QT) terms. They have something similar, and it'll give you a bit of a start.

Nigel
Friday, April 02, 2004

All the approved opensource licenses are in http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.php .

Jordan
Friday, April 02, 2004


Also, remember that you (the copyright holder) are allowed to license your software under multiple licenses, not just one. That's what Trolltech (qt) and MySQL do. GPL (or similar) for non-comerical use; but with a separate standard commercial license for commercial users, at a price (I'm simplifying a bit here).

But what I'm getting at is that you don't have to find a single license that does everything.

Bill Tomlinson
Friday, April 02, 2004

Thanks everybody.

_
Saturday, April 03, 2004

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