The Commercial License is an agreement with SourceTap
for organizations that do not want to release their
application source code or who wish to resell the SourceTap
CRM application or hosted service. Commercially licensed
customers get a commercially supported product with
assurances from SourceTap. Commercially licensed users
are also free from the requirement of making their own
application open source.
When your application is not licensed under either
the GPL-compatible Free Software License as defined
by the Free Software Foundation or approved by OSI,
and you intend to distribute SourceTap CRM software
(be that externally to customers or internally within
your organization), you must first obtain a commercial
license to the SourceTap CRM product.
Typical examples of SourceTap CRM distribution include:
Selling software that includes SourceTap CRM to customers
who install the software on their own machines.
Selling software that requires customers to install
SourceTap CRM themselves on their own machines.
Selling a subscription to a service that provides access
to SourceTap CRM, for example as an Aplication Service
Building a hardware system that includes SourceTap
CRM and selling that hardware system to customers for
installation at their own locations.
If you include the SourceTap CRM application with an
application that is not licensed under the GPL or GPL-compatible
license, you need a commercial license for SourceTap
If you develop and distribute a commercial application
and as part of utilizing your application, the end-user
must download a copy of SourceTap CRM; for each derivative
work, you (or, in some cases, your end-user) need a
commercial license for SourceTap CRM
If you distribute SourceTap CRM Software within your
organization, you should purchase a commercial license.
GPL users have no direct legal relationship with SourceTap.
The commercial license, on the other hand, is SourceTap's
private license, and provides a direct legal relationship
With a commercial non-GPL SourceTap CRM license, one
license is required per application server (single installed
SourceTap CRM binary). There are no restrictions on
the number of connections, number of CPUs, memory or
disks to that one SourceTap CRM application server.
Non-Profits, Academic Institutions, and Private
If you represent a non-profit organization or an academic
institution, you should purchase commercial licenses.
Note that non-profits can apply for free or discounted
commercial licenses, which will be liberally granted.
If you are a private individual you are free to use
SourceTap CRM software for your personal applications
as long as you do not distribute them. If you distribute
them, you must make a decision between the Commercial
License and the GPL.
Please note that even if you ship a free demo version
of your own application, the above rules apply.
Please note that SourceTap can only give advice on
which license is right for you. The final judgment,
of course can be made only by a court of law. With that
said, we recommend the commercial license to all commercial
and government organizations. This frees you from the
broad and strict requirements of the GPL license.
To all free software enthusiasts we recommend our products
under the GPL license.
To anyone in doubt, we recommend the commercial license.
It is never wrong. Thanks to our cost-effective way
of producing software, we are able to sell our commercial
licenses at prices well under the industry average.
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