Our software is 100% GPL (General Public License); if yours is 100% GPL compliant, then you have no obligation to pay us for the licenses. This is a great opportunity for the open source community and those of you who are developing open source software.

The formal terms of the GPL license can be found in the GNU General Public License file including in the top level directory of the SourceTap CRM distribution. Please note that the General Public License can be restrictive, so if it doesn't meet your needs, you are better served by our Commercial License.


SourceTap CRM is free to use for those who are 100% GPL. If your application is licensed under GPL or compatible OSI license approved by SourceTap, you are free to ship any GPL software of SourceTap with your application ('application' means any type of software application, system, tool or utility). You do not need a separate signed agreement with SourceTap, because the GPL license is sufficient. We do, however, recommend you contact us as there usually are good opportunities for partnership and co-marketing.

Under the Open Source License, you must release the complete source code for the application that is built on SourceTap CRM. You do not need to release the source code for components that are generally installed on the operating system on which your application runs, such as system header files or libraries.

Free use for those who never copy, modify or distribute. As long as you never distribute (internally or externally) the SourceTap CRM Software in any way, you are free to use it for powering your application, irrespective of whether your application is under GPL license or not.

You are allowed to modify SourceTap CRM source code any way you like as long as the distributed derivative work is licensed under the GPL as well.

You are allowed to copy SourceTap CRM binaries and source code, but when you do so, the copies will fall under the GPL license.

Non-Profits, Academic Institutions, and Private Individuals

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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