This post covers my research into open source software licensing and my analysis of real-world open source projects that profit off of open source code via proprietary licenses.
Keep reading and you’ll learn:
- What the difference between a restrictive and permissive license is
- What dual licensing is and how you can use it make money off of open source code
- What CLAs are and the specific clause your CLA needs for use with dual licensing
- Examples of companies that implement dual licensing and how they do it
And of course: I am not a lawyer and none of this is legal advice.
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