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Acceptable licenses for applications
« on: April 23, 2014, 02:36:51 PM »
What license should I use for my application?

Currently RRPGE progresses under the Temporary RRPGE License (see this topic for details). With this license, you have the following options:

  • Use GPL version 2 or GPL version 3 for your project. If you want to work by this established solution for free software, it is fine.
  • Use the Temporary RRPGE License. This license contains a clause for allowing to upgrade later to the finalized version of it, with it, you can make it clear you want to work by this path.
  • Other licenses are not really possible now, but later (after finalizing the RRPGE license), they may be.

If you don't want to release under GPL's variants, check out the plans on RRPGE License version 3. While currently it won't help you a lot, you may feed back, and make it possible to finalize the RRPGE License allowing other licenses.

At the time of writing, the published binaries are still derived from a version licensed under version 2 of the RRPGE License. While this allows other licenses than GPL, it is discouraged to utilize that, since that RRPGE version will soon be obsoleted.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 01:44:36 PM by Jubatian »