Best License for Dingo?
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08-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Originally Posted by
Hey I'm looking into changing the software license for
and I was hoping you guys had some suggestions on a good license. Basically these are the main things I want included in the license:
I'm not liable for damages using it
I do NOT want people to be able to sell the framework
I want people to be able to use the framework for commercial purposes
I do NOT want people to distribute derivatives/forks of the framework
I want the rights to do whatever I want with it
I do not know of a pre-built license that meets your requirement. Your terms are quite unique, most free software licenses take an open source mentality while this seems like a hybrid.
What do you mean by #5? You will always have the rights to do whatever you want with it so long as you hold that copyright, that remains legally true until you forfeit it correctly. Do you mean you can change the license and all existing copies have to recomply with it? if so you can kiss any downloads goodbye, especially professional ones.
ps. When I do open source stuff I release it under the GPL license, unless I am working for profit I want my work to benefit as many people as possible.
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