[pmwiki-users] Commercialism in PmWiki (was: Google Analytics)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Aug 24 13:21:10 CDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 02:09:55PM -0400, Neil Herber wrote:
> At 2006-08-24  12:42 PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud is rumored to have said:
> >As a counterpoint to what I just wrote, I should also note that
> >I'm not a big fan of the words "commercial license" for this
> >either -- it doesn't accurately describe the license.  But I haven't
> >come up with a better phrase that isn't equally or more confusing.
> >If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
> How about end-user license agreement  (EULA). Suitably vague about 
> the commercial aspect, but different from GPL.

I hadn't thought of this, and it has good possibilities.
But it might also be confusing, since the GPL is really also
an end-user license agreement of sorts...

> The MySQL folks use the term "OEM Commercial License", so it isn't 
> unheard of ...
> http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/

Yes, but this is in fact one of the reasons I'm concerned about
using the term "commercial license" for the license I'm creating.
MySQL's commercial license is intended for entities that want to
be able to redistribute binaries of MySQL software under terms
other than the GPL.  That's not at all what I'm wanting to do.

The "commercial" license I'm planning to use won't allow for
re-distribution.  It's much more of a traditional software
license or EULA  (as you've helpfully suggested--thanks!), 
in that it grants permission to use the software but not to 
redistribute it.

Hmmm, "EULA" sounds more and more like what I'm looking for.



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