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Sep 10, 2009, 04:25 #1
Question about Open Source License
I need an advice on licencing my open source project properly.
A am looking for the type of open source licence that would allow developers to write custom plugins for my open source CMS and developers can choose to make their plugins not free.
In the past I was using the GNU 3.0 but I think it's too restrictive and does not allow to make any commercial releases based on my software.
I know some licenses are very restrictive and state that any work based on this project must also be an open source and free. What I need is a license that would allow other users to add custom modules and if they choose to charge money for their custom modules, that should also be allowed. I think php license is like that.
What type of license would you recommend? Should I choose LGPL, MIT or what?
Please only reply if you have good knowledge in different software licenses.
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Sep 10, 2009, 14:32 #2
Also Open Source does not equate to "free" as in beer, "...must [be] open source and free." sadly this a huge misconception. When the Open Source people say free, they mean in rights not in terms of money. Plugins do not fall under this clause.
If you are worried about it, use a dual-licensing model and let the end user decided which to follow.Logic without the fatal effects.
All code snippets are licensed under WTFPL.