SourceTap CRM has two licensing options.
Thanks to our licensing model, we are capable of producing
superior software at a much lower cost than proprietary
software vendors. Our licensing options include:
The Commercial License,
which allows you to provide commercial software licenses
to your customers or distribute SourceTap-based applications
within your organization. This is for organizations
that do not want to release the source code for their
applications as open source / free software; in other
words they do not want to comply with the GNU General
Public License (GPL). For more detail on the Commercial
non-GPL License, click
here. Or, if you want more information on pricing,
For those developing open source applications, the
Open Source License
allows you to offer your software under an open source
/ free software license to all who wish to use, modify,
and distribute it freely. The Open Source License allows
you to use the software at no charge under the condition
that if you use SourceTap in an application you redistribute,
the complete source code for your application must be
available and freely redistributable under reasonable
conditions. SourceTap bases its interpretation of the
GPL on the Free Software Foundation's Frequently Asked
Questions. For more information on SourceTap's Open
Source License, click
At SourceTap, we believe in open source / free software
and we welcome all initiatives to publish more software
under the GPL license, just as we have done.
In their simplest form, the following are general licensing
If your software is licensed under either the GPL-compatible
Free Software License as defined by the Free Software
Foundation or approved by OSI, then use our GPL licensed
If you distribute a proprietary application in any
way, and you are not licensing and distributing your
source code under GPL, you need to purchase a commercial
license of SourceTap CRM.
If you plan on reselling SourceTap CRM or providing
SourceTap CRM as a hosted service, you need to purchase
a commercial license of SourceTap CRM.
If you are unsure, we recommend that you buy our cost
effective commercial licenses. That is the safest solution.
Licensing questions can submitted online for our advice,
and we encourage you to refer to the Free Software Foundation
or a lawyer as appropriate.
Commercially licensed customers get commercially supported
product with assurances from SourceTap. Commercially
licensed users are also free from the requirement of
making their own application open source.
For OEM's, ISVs, corporate, and government users, a
commercial license is the proper solution because it
provides you with assurance from the vendor and releases
you from the strict requirements of the GPL license.
Nevertheless, you can test SourceTap CRM under the
GPL license and inspect the source code before you purchase
a commercial non-GPL license.