How to pay your rent with your open source project

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  • aseprite

    Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Windows, macOS, Linux)

    Thanks for the clarification.

    So, It's best to use permissible license for the open-source version of the application in case of dual-license if we want to take back the contributions to our non open-source version.

    I see this what dual-licensed projects seem to do, I use open-source version of Aseprite[1] under MIT but I paid for the license on their website under EULA.

    If anyone has seen a dual-licensed project where the open-source version is under AGPL or similar restrictive license then please mention.


  • triton

    Triton DataCenter: a cloud management platform with first class support for containers. (by TritonDataCenter)

    Triton DataCenter[1] is open source[2], and has commercial revenue in excess of $1M ARR. We were fortunate to acquire this product from Joyent earlier this year[3], and are now well on our way to the next revenue target.

    Triton was built on the backs of giants -- so a slightly different scenario than most.. But it is clear that customers will pay for open source products, and you can more than pay your rent one day!




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  • awesome-oss-monetization

    🏆 A curated list of monetization approaches for open-source software. Feedback welcome!

    For a curated list of monetization approaches have a look at


    A site to provide non-judgmental guidance on choosing a license for your open source project

    > License the source explicitly for non commercial use only

    Sadly, GitHub support for this doesn't really exist:

  • You-Dont-Know-JS

    A book series on JavaScript. @YDKJS on twitter.

  • Sequence

    The responsive CSS animation framework for creating unique sliders, presentations, banners, and other step-based applications.

    Interesting find, I took a cursory look at their GitHub[1] and they seem to accept PR from outside but I didn't find any explicit mention of copyright transfer; Perhaps because there's no separate version of sequence.js for commercial use(Just use case differentiation).


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