Value Open Source

Connecting developers, companies and the open source community in a fair & sustainable way.

James B.

Chief Software Architect

Value Developers

You might not realize it, but your team has more developers than you think. You’re just not paying some of them.

If you are using open source libraries in commercial software, paying their developers is not only fair – it makes sense. Compensated developers have more time to write better code, fix bugs and add new features. That’s good for business.

Value The Code

xs:code allows you to purchase subscriptions to permissive licensed open source projects, offered by their developers. 

A subscription gives you access to a permissive licensed version of the code, otherwise unavailable anywhere else. The revenue from your subscriptions goes to the developers, helping them to keep improving the code you use.

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For many commercial projects, an open source project with a copyleft license (such as GPL) means it cannot be used, due to the legal restrictions it imposes.

xs:code makes it possible for developers to offer a paid permissive licensed version of their GPL code to companies to use commercially. 

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ATTRACT more contributors

Looking for more developers to help maintain your company’s open source projects?

Upload your open source project to xs:code, and our automatic contributor revenue share makes contributing to your project an opportunity for developers who are looking to be financially rewarded for their work.

WHY SUBSCRIBE?

Beyond giving you access to a permissive license you can use in commercial software, subscribing to an open source project gives its developers the resources they need to keep the code you use up-to-date, fix bugs, and add new features. Starting at $5/month, supporting the developers that maintain the code you use is a great investment.

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open source Licenses 101

permissive license (Such as MIT, BSD or Apache 2.0) allows you to do pretty much anything you like with the source code, including using, modifying, distributing and selling it. It’s counterpart, called a copyleft license (Such as GPL), usually requires that you make your code open-source as well, which is usually not viable for most companies.

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We are now accepting pre-registrations for a limited time.

Sign up now to be among the first to join the subscription based open source revolution.

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xs:code is launching November 2019


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