Open source + commercial

M. Drew Streib dtype at
Fri Sep 14 16:37:47 UTC 2001

On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 02:12:04PM +0200, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> What I'm looking for is a Free Software license, that enables anyone to 
> use/modify/publish the source code, but only for non-commercial products. And 
> if anybody wants to use it in a commercial product, they have to pay someone.
> Does something like this exist ? Maybe it was the other Qt license which may 
> not be OSI-approved ?

This license would not be OSI approved, as it would not fit the Open
Source definition. 

Restricting use to non-commercial software violates section 6 of the OSD,
restricting use in a field of endeavor.

The license you look for does exist, but you won't find it here.


M. Drew Streib <dtype at> |
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