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Author Topic: Simple donationware license?  (Read 2399 times)

petersphilo

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Simple donationware license?
« on: September 13, 2022, 07:31 AM »
Hello all,
i'd like to publish some software as donationware..
i'm trying to find a sort of 'boilerplate' license i can use, could anyone point me in the right direction?
Thank you!

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Re: Simple donationware license?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 04:45 PM »
When you say 'donationware', is it a pay what you want (or nothing)? Or is there a minimum set.

If the latter, it's not donationware. If so, you can just use any free license and add that donations are welcomed but not required.

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Re: Simple donationware license?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2022, 08:23 AM »
Thank you for your answer!
Definitely the former..
Here's what i'm thinking of putting in the code, along with a donate button (the 'software' is a php module for HumHub - an open source social network):

/**
 * My Name
 * Copyright (C) 2022
 *
 * Please consider making a donation using the button found on the main page of this module; it would help me greatly..
 *
 * This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
 */

PS: note that this is only visible to administrators, so only they would see the donate button..