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A copy of the license text was taken from https://commonsclause.com/ on 2018-08-23.
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= License Text =
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“Commons Clause” License Condition v1.0
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The Software is provided to you by the Licensor under the License, as defined below, subject to the following condition.
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Without limiting other conditions in the License, the grant of rights under the License will not include, and the License does not grant to you, the right to Sell the Software.
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For purposes of the foregoing, “Sell” means practicing any or all of the rights granted to you under the License to provide to third parties, for a fee or other consideration (including without limitation fees for hosting or consulting/ support services related to the Software), a product or service whose value derives, entirely or substantially, from the functionality of the Software. Any license notice or attribution required by the License must also include this Commons Cause License Condition notice.
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Software: [name software]
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License: [i.e. Apache 2.0]
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Licensor: [ABC company]
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Revision as of 14:13, 23 August 2018

License Notes

The Commons Clause license, no matter what it is applied to, is a proprietary license. Nothing is permitted into Fedora under this license, and the Fedora community STRONGLY discourages anyone from using it.

For more discussion of why this license is so toxic, see:

https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/aug/22/commons-clause/ https://drewdevault.com/2018/08/22/Commons-clause-will-destroy-open-source.html https://lwn.net/Articles/763179/

A copy of the license text was taken from https://commonsclause.com/ on 2018-08-23.

License Text

“Commons Clause” License Condition v1.0

The Software is provided to you by the Licensor under the License, as defined below, subject to the following condition.

Without limiting other conditions in the License, the grant of rights under the License will not include, and the License does not grant to you, the right to Sell the Software.

For purposes of the foregoing, “Sell” means practicing any or all of the rights granted to you under the License to provide to third parties, for a fee or other consideration (including without limitation fees for hosting or consulting/ support services related to the Software), a product or service whose value derives, entirely or substantially, from the functionality of the Software. Any license notice or attribution required by the License must also include this Commons Cause License Condition notice.

Software: [name software]

License: [i.e. Apache 2.0]

Licensor: [ABC company]