Can atom (both windows and mac version) and all the packages that come with atom be used for commercial purpose ?
Atom (core) uses the MIT license. So do all the core packages. Community packages will need to be checked on a case by case basis.
I am on the mac. under the atom menu i clicked on the view license menu.
I’ve noticed that some packages are not MIT. so for things like (
CSSselect@0.4.1) the license is other than MIT.
Can these packages also be used inside of atom for commercial purpose ?
Atom is multiplatform, so being on Mac is irrelevant
Packages that are not MIT are, well, not MIT. They are whatever license they say they are. In the case of
@firstname.lastname@example.org, it is the BSD license. This means to use that particular package / module, you need to follow that license.
In general, Atom has a lot of dependencies. You will need to make sure you follow the license of each one.
All of what I say is coming from the Atom FAQ, the actual license files in the project, and reading what the license lets you do.
I’m not a lawyer. If you are really trying to sell Atom, I suggest speaking to one who knows this area of law.
- I think selling Atom would be a questionable thing to do. What would you be offering that Atom doesn’t already?
By commercial purpose, i mean, use atom and all its packages for creating software. I do not intend to sell atom. And quite frankly, why would i ?
All i want to do is use atom as a code editor to write code for creating software. So in that sense can i use atom and its packages (whatever license they be) for commercial purpose ?
…that’s what Atom is made for…
I thought you were asking if you could sell it in some way.