Proprietary open source?

| | August 5, 2015

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but what kind of “open source” (not even sure this is the correct term still) license would be appropriate for commercial software to guarantee that no one forks our software or uses our source code in their own software. We would like to provide the source code so that anyone can compile our software on whatever POSIX compatible OS they would like to use, but we don’t want people reusing our code in their own software or forking our software.

One Response to “Proprietary open source?”

  1. Jan Doerrenhaus on November 30, -0001 @ 12:00 AM

    Commercial software means commercial license. You can also provide source code under a commercial license. And, just like your commercial license forbids the unauthorized copying/redistributing of your binaries, it can also forbid any use of the code except for compiling it unmodified.

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