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Licensing

The Chip package has two kinds of licenses: open source and commercial.

Open Source License

The open source license is designed for you to use Chip to build open source and personal projects. The Chip open source license is GPLv3. The GPLv3 has many terms, but the most important is how it is sticky when you distribute your work publicly. From the GPL FAQ:

If you release the modified version to the public in some way, the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the program's users, under the GPL.

Releasing your project that uses Chip under the GPLv3, in turn, requires your project to be licensed under the GPLv3. If you are okay with this, feel free to use Chip under the GPLv3, without purchasing a commercial license.

Commercial License

The commercial license is designed to for you to use Chip in commercial products and applications, without the provisions of the GPLv3. With the commercial license, your code is kept propietary, to yourself. If you want to use Chip to develop commercial sites, projects, and applications, the commercial license is the appropriate license.

Buying a commercial license takes a minute. Once purchased, you’ll receive a commercial license PDF and you will be all set to use Chip in your commercial applications. With the purchase of a commercial license:

  • You may use Chip in as many commercial applications you like.
  • You may use Chip in your own commercial applications and products. For example: premium CMS plugins, themes and templates.
  • Customers and users of your products do not need to purchase their own license — so long as they are not developing their own commercial products with Chip.

Commercial Licenses are priced per team member. A team member is someone on your team working on a project that uses Chip.

For any questions about licensing, contact us at [email protected].

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