Commercial Use and Copyright

I am a great believer in the power of open source and an open community where content is shared, peer reviewed and improved continuously.

Therefore, all my scripts / solutions are free to use as long as you’re not making money out of it, directly or indirectly.

I define making money out of my script as Commercial use, which means using my work as part of a service or product that is being paid for by someone.

For example:

  • a managed service provider using my scripts in their customer environments
  • a global IT organization that handles IT for subsidiaries, for which they are compensated
  • a software company that (re)uses (parts of) my scripts in their commercial software or internal tools used to help paying customers
  • situations where my scripts are used in migrations or conversions for paid products or services
  • a staffing company, where their staff implements my scripts at customer sites where the customer pays (directly or indirectly) for their hours
  • IT contractors that implement my solutions for their customers

Here my work helps create monetary value and it is fair to ask for a (small) piece of the pie to support future work, improvements, advice, support, etc etc.

If you wish to use my work in a commercial context, you pay yearly or purchase an unlimited license (perpetual, does not expire) based on your Tier.

Tiers are defined as ‘users affected or targeted’ and structured as follows:

When upgrading tiers, the previous payment may be substracted from the price.

A purchase applies to all current and future work published publicly on this blog. So you only pay one fee for everything I’ve ever published.

For (verified) NGO’s and educational institutions, a 75% discount applies.

Send an email to josliebennu (which is an email address if you put the right characters between SL and NN) stating:

  • the desired Tier
  • your business name
  • business address
  • VAT number (only if European)
  • email

You’ll receive an invoice within 2 business days.

Test and trial use

If you wish to try any of my scripts or tools first, you can do so before purchasing a license without notice or approval for a maximum consecutive period of 60 days.

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