PolyForm Project has launched the last of its first tranche of licenses: Perimeter and Defensive. Each of these licenses are used to make source code available, but place certain limitations on its use.
The Perimeter license prohibits use of the software in a manner competitive with the software. The Defensive license prohibits use in a manner competitive with the products and services of the company licensing the software.
This adds to the PloyForm suite of source-available licenses released last year. Below is a handy chart to show the differences among them.
|Noncommercial||Yes||Yes||Yes||Non-Commercial||Use to enable R&D and Non-Profit Use|
|Free-Trial||Yes||Yes||Trial||Use to enable a limited evaluation|
|Internal Use||Yes||Yes||Internal||End user license with source code|
|Small-Business||Yes||Yes||Yes||SMB||Use to enable commercial use by small organizations|
|Perimeter||Yes||Yes||Yes||No Competition with Software||Use to limit competition with the licensed software|
|Defensive||Yes||Yes||Yes||No Competition with Licensor||Use to limit competition with all your related products|
More information about the PolyForm Project is here.