Fair Source License 0.9 (Fair-Source-0.9)

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Quick Summary

The Fair Source License is not an open source license, but it allows everyone to see the source code and makes the software free to use for a limited number of users in your organization. It thus offers source visibility and lowered barriers to small-scale initial deployment, while preserving a monopoly on charging for downstream copies and on significant organizational use.

Any individual user can view, download, execute, and modify the code free of charge. Up to a certain number of users from an organization can use the code for free, too. After an organization hits that user limit, it will start paying a licensing fee determined by the software publisher.


  • Can
  • Commercial Use
    Describes the ability to use the software for commercial purposes.
  • Modify
    Describes the ability to modify the software and create derivatives.
  • Distribute
    Describes the ability to distribute original or modified (derivative) works.
  • Use Patent Claims
    Describes the rights to practice patent claims of contributors to the code.
  • Private Use
    Describes the ability to use/modify software freely without distributing it.
  • Place Warranty
    Describes the ability to place warranty on the software licensed.

  • Cannot
  • Hold Liable
    Describes the warranty and if the software/license owner can be charged for damages.
  • Use Trademark
    Describes the allowance of using contributors' names, trademarks or logos.
  • Sublicense
    Describes the ability for you to grant/extend a license to the software.

  • Must
  • Include Copyright
    Describes whether the original copyright must be retained.
  • Include License
    Including the full text of license in modified software.
  • Pay Above Use Threshold
    Described the obligation to pay the licensor after a certain amount of use.

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Full License Text

Fair Source License, version 0.9

Copyright © [year] [copyright owner]

Licensor: [legal name of licensor]

Software: [name software and version if applicable]

Use Limitation: [number] users

License Grant. Licensor hereby grants to each recipient of the Software (“you”) a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free and fully-paid-up license, under all of the Licensor’s copyright and patent rights, to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform and display the Software, subject to the Use Limitation and the conditions set forth below.

Use Limitation. The license granted above allows use by up to the number of users per entity set forth above (the “Use Limitation”). For determining the number of users, “you” includes all affiliates, meaning legal entities controlling, controlled by, or under common control with you. If you exceed the Use Limitation, your use is subject to payment of Licensor’s then-current list price for licenses.

Conditions. Redistribution in source code or other forms must include a copy of this license document to be provided in a reasonable manner. Any redistribution of the Software is only allowed subject to this license.

Trademarks. This license does not grant you any right in the trademarks, service marks, brand names or logos of Licensor.

DISCLAIMER. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE.

Termination. If you violate the terms of this license, your rights will terminate automatically and will not be reinstated without the prior written consent of Licensor. Any such termination will not affect the right of others who may have received copies of the Software from you.

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