Open source + commercial

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Fri Sep 14 22:04:39 UTC 2001

on Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 02:12:04PM +0200, Steve Lhomme (steve.lhomme at wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a bit new to software licenses.
> I've investigated through all the usual OSI-approved software licenses
> and I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
> I thought the QPL would fit, but after reading it carefully, it
> doesn't seem like.
> 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.

Such a license would not be OSI Open Source or FSF Free Software.

Karsten M. Self <kmself at>

Praying for the victims. 
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