Source code of helix repositories is, by default, licensed under the PolyForm Noncommercial License 1.0.0. A copy of the license can be found in the
./LICENSE.md file of each helix repository.
Commercial entities must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase helix Enterprise License, allowing commercial use of helix libraries.
# PolyForm Noncommercial License 1.0.0
In order to get any license under these terms, you must agree
to them as both strict obligations and conditions to all
## Copyright License
The licensor grants you a copyright license for the
software to do everything you might do with the software
that would otherwise infringe the licensor's copyright
in it for any permitted purpose. However, you may
only distribute the software according to [Distribution
License](#distribution-license) and make changes or new works
based on the software according to [Changes and New Works
## Distribution License
The licensor grants you an additional copyright license
to distribute copies of the software. Your license
to distribute covers distributing the software with
changes and new works permitted by [Changes and New Works
You must ensure that anyone who gets a copy of any part of
the software from you also gets a copy of these terms or the
URL for them above, as well as copies of any plain-text lines
beginning with `Required Notice:` that the licensor provided
with the software. For example:
> Required Notice: Copyright Yoyodyne, Inc. (http://example.com)
## Changes and New Works License
The licensor grants you an additional copyright license to
make changes and new works based on the software for any
## Patent License
The licensor grants you a patent license for the software that
covers patent claims the licensor can license, or becomes able
to license, that you would infringe by using the software.
## Noncommercial Purposes
Any noncommercial purpose is a permitted purpose.
## Personal Uses
Personal use for research, experiment, and testing for
the benefit of public knowledge, personal study, private
entertainment, hobby projects, amateur pursuits, or religious
observance, without any anticipated commercial application,
is use for a permitted purpose.
## Noncommercial Organizations
Use by any charitable organization, educational institution,
public research organization, public safety or health
organization, environmental protection organization,
or government institution is use for a permitted purpose
regardless of the source of funding or obligations resulting
from the funding.
## Fair Use
You may have "fair use" rights for the software under the
law. These terms do not limit them.
## No Other Rights
These terms do not allow you to sublicense or transfer any of
your licenses to anyone else, or prevent the licensor from
granting licenses to anyone else. These terms do not imply
any other licenses.
## Patent Defense
If you make any written claim that the software infringes or
contributes to infringement of any patent, your patent license
for the software granted under these terms ends immediately. If
your company makes such a claim, your patent license ends
immediately for work on behalf of your company.
The first time you are notified in writing that you have
violated any of these terms, or done anything with the software
not covered by your licenses, your licenses can nonetheless
continue if you come into full compliance with these terms,
and take practical steps to correct past violations, within
32 days of receiving notice. Otherwise, all your licenses
## No Liability
***As far as the law allows, the software comes as is, without
any warranty or condition, and the licensor will not be liable
to you for any damages arising out of these terms or the use
or nature of the software, under any kind of legal claim.***
The **licensor** is the individual or entity offering these
terms, and the **software** is the software the licensor makes
available under these terms.
**You** refers to the individual or entity agreeing to these
**Your company** is any legal entity, sole proprietorship,
or other kind of organization that you work for, plus all
organizations that have control over, are under the control of,
or are under common control with that organization. **Control**
means ownership of substantially all the assets of an entity,
or the power to direct its management and policies by vote,
contract, or otherwise. Control can be direct or indirect.
**Your licenses** are all the licenses granted to you for the
software under these terms.
**Use** means anything you do with the software requiring one
of your licenses.
|Using Noncommercial License
|Using Enterprise License
|Hobby, research, non-profit
|Digital agencies, enterprises
|Change and distribute
|Commercial use allowed
|Monthly or yearly
Customers can purchase subscription licenses for various time periods, and are entitled to use the software under the license during the agreed upon time period. When the subscription expires, the customer lose the rights to use or distribute commercial software developed with helix libraries.
Yes. As a freelancer, digital agency, or any other kind of service provider, you can use your license to develop as many applications as you want, for as many customers as you want. However, if a customer of yours plans to use helix for commercial purposes, then they must have a valid subscription as well.
No. A license is tied to an organization, which allows all people of the said organization to use the software.
If software using helix libraries does not fully comply with the license obligations, you will lose your license and related distribution rights. It is also good to note that in most countries copyright infringement is statutory violation, not breach of contract and thus the statutory remedies apply.