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Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to license source code and modifiable. (Commercial open source)

    • Several Operating Systems are distributed like this for example, because it is too difficult to distribute a binary of an operating system which can link with custom software. ThreadX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS come to mind.
  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to license source code and modifiable. (Commercial open source)

    • Several Operating Systems are distributed like this for example, because it is too difficult to distribute a binary of an operating system. ThreadX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS come to mind.
  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to license source code and modifiable. (Commercial open source)

    • Several Operating Systems are distributed like this for example, because it is too difficult to distribute a binary of an operating system which can link with custom software. ThreadX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS come to mind.
  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

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Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to license source code and modifiable. (Commercial open source)

    • Several Operating Systems are distributed like this for example, because it is too difficult to distribute a binary of an operating system. ThreadX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS come to mind.
  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to license source code and modifiable. (Commercial open source)

    • Several Operating Systems are distributed like this for example, because it is too difficult to distribute a binary of an operating system. ThreadX RTOS, Nucleus RTOS come to mind.
  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

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Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

Lines can be drawn:

  • Public domain. This is completely open.

  • Free to use and modify and sell but must retain author's name internally. (BSD-ware)

    • Optional clause: Must not advertise that it contains content made by the author. (Since the author didn't oversee the modifications, the author isn't associated with the final product.)
  • Free to use and modify and sell but must redistribute the original material. (GNU-ware) GNU is not free; it is viral and infects anything it touches with it's own license restrictions.

  • Free to use for a limited time and share with others, but not modifiable. (Share-ware)

  • Free to use but not modifiable. (Free-ware)

  • Pay to use but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware)

  • Pay to use and extendable but not modifiable. (Commercial-ware with third-party plugins)

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