Licenses on Binpress

Projects listed on Binpress are licensed under a Free Open-Source Software license (FOSS), a commercial license generated with our license generator, or a combination of both.

Licenses at a glance

  • Free Open-Source

    You can
    • Run
    • Study
    • Modify
    • Redistribute the code
  • Basic Licenses

    You can
    • Run
    • Study
    • Modify
    • Distribution in binary or hosted formats
  • Developer Licenses

    You can
    • Run
    • Study
    • Modify
    • Redistribute the code (with stipulations, see below)
  • Free Open-Source

    Run, study, modify and redistribute the code

    Those are the four freedoms provided by Open-Source licenses. Licenses vary somewhat on semantics, and specific attention should be given to "Copyleft" - GPL licenses, which require the distribution of the source-code along with other forms of distribution (binary applications, for example).

  • Basic Commercial Licenses

    Run, study and modify the code. Distribution in binary or hosted formats

    Basic licenses allow license holders to study and modify the source, but not redistribute the code. Products of the code can be distributed - Application licenses allow binary / compiled distribution (i.e, as desktop, mobile or embedded applications), and Hosted licenses allow hosting of the code on your own servers (for running a website / web service).

  • Developer Commercial Licenses

    Run, study, modify and distribution the code (with stipulations).

    Developer licenses allow redistribution of the source-code and sublicensing. Our developer license is very similar to a Free Open-Source license (and specifically, the Apache license), with the main difference being that the code cannot be redistributed as-is. It can only be redistributed if significantly modified or as part of a larger work.

    Developer licenses are useful when building a product which will be distributed as source-code (such as an SDK or a library) and when developing software for 3rd parties (i.e, clients) - with the deliverables being the source-code.

    For business and commercial needs, our developer license is in most cases more suitable than copyleft licenses (such as the GPL).

Other things to look for

Support provided

When stated in the license, the developer will provide support for the stated period, within reason (resolving bugs but not necessarily adding new features).

Support terms start at the time of license purchase, and can range from 1 month to several years.

Attribution Required

When stated in the license, usage of the code must be accompanied with attribution to the original developer. Details of how the attribution should be made (such as a link in the footer) are explained inside the license.