What software license to use for commercial software?

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Published on 2009-09-02T03:48:37Z Indexed on 2010/04/03 7:23 UTC
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Hey there,

Under what license agreement should you release software under if it's closed-source and for commercial use only? Are there multiple license types? (such with open source you have BSD, GNU/GPL etc..)

If so, which one do I choose, and are there samples out there to get you started? I have heard the term and seen documents named EULA.txt for an End User License Agreement, but can't seem to find a definitive guide on the net as to how to structure one but do see this included with nearly every commercial app I have installed and don't know if it's as simple just to "change to suit your business".

Can anyone shed some more light on this? Thanks guys.

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