Frequently Asked Questions

?What is Binpress?

Binpress is a curated marketplace for free and commercial source-code. We provide a platform for developers to build sustainable businesses from releasing their code. Learn more

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?What is the difference between Binpress and (GitHub / SourceForge / Google Code)?

Binpress is not a code hosting and collaboration site. Rather, Binpress provide the business and marketing layer on top of code hosting and collaboration sites such as Github. We provide marketing, distribution, licensing, copywriting, payment processing and payouts to projects that meet our publication guidelines. The curation process also differentiates Binpress from code hosting where millions of projects of varying quality can be found.

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?How do you publish source-code on Binpress?

To learn more about how to become a publisher on Binpress and sign-up, visit our publishers welcome page. Existing users can activate a publisher account by visiting the account settings and clicking on the "Become a publisher" button.

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?What is the curation process?

Binpress is focused on listing projects that contribute significant value and are not trivial to implement. In addition, projects most comply with coding standards and other best practices relevant to the technologies used. Read more about our publication guidelines

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?Under what license can I publish components?

You can license your code under either an open-source license or a commercial license created using our license generator. The license generator contains various options you can customize to create a license that fits your needs. Make sure you own all the copyright for the code you intend to publish, or have a license (such as an open-source license) that allows you do so.

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?I have an issue with a project on the site, how can I receive support?

You can receive support from the developer of the project by visiting the project page and clicking on the 'Support' tab. Make sure to log-in with the account that was created for you when you purchased / downloaded the code, to allow the developer to verify you are a license holder.

Note: note that not all licenses provide support. If you purchased a license without support, it would be up to the developer whether to provide it.

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?How do I receive a refund for a purchase I made?

Use our contact form while logged-in, and choose the "Request a refund" option. Pick the purchase you want refunded, and provide information as to the reason for refunding. If there are technical issues, we'd appreciate it if you tried resolving it through the project support page first.

Valid reasons for refunds include: component does not work as described (please elaborate), component is missing advertised feature, component does not work for your configuration, component purchased by mistake.

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?What are the fees paid to Binpress for license sales?

We take a commission of 30% out of each sale made on Binpress - this includes processing fees and often affiliate fees. We want to be a part of the success of our developers - we do not charge any kind of fee for publishing on the service. To read more about how we determined the commission rate, click here.

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?Who are we?

Binpress is a 500startups backed company based in Mountain View, CA. Our team members have been providing software development services for close a decade and decided to band together to increase the adoption of open-source in SMBs and enterprise and help create new open-source. Learn more

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?Contact us

If you have a question that was not answered on this page, or you want to send us feedback / suggestions or any other kind of correspondence, please use the contact form or send us an Email to support@binpress.com. We appreciate and value your input.

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