Essential Open Source

Could I cause myself or my company a problem with legal compliance if I use your open source software?
We have licensed the Essential Project tools under the GNU General Public License (GPL), which means that anyone is free to use it as is, and also to make t...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 11:36 AM
Why have you opted to use the GNU General Public License (GPL) rather than any other open source license agreement?
The GNU General Public License (GPL) allows you to use and modify Essential within your organization but does not require you to release any of your changes...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 11:40 AM
If I plan to modify the Essential Project tools but only use it internally, is there a limit to how many copies I can make or who I can release it to?
No, as long as you are only using it internally there is no limit to the number of copies you can make. Likewise, you can release it to anyone within your o...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 11:42 AM
Is making and using multiple copies within one organization or company “distribution”?
No, in that case the organization is just making the copies for itself. As a consequence, a company or other organization can develop a modified version and...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 11:42 AM
Do I have to make any changes I have made public?
No, as long as you are only going to use the Essential Project tools internally within your organization you do not need to make any modifications public. H...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 11:43 AM