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
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
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
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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