Truthfully I am getting burned out by trying to figure out open source licenses. It has been a on going 4 day adventure just to see if all the work I have put into build a SaaS will pay off.
However now I come to hear about MongoDBs SSPL license.
As this University it about preparing people to become users of MongoDB, I think it would be wise to have a course on how to understand the SSPL licesnse of MongoDB. So people know the ins and outs of use in production.
My plan was to use MongoDB as the db to my SaaS webapp. However does this mean I have to open source all my code!! How can I make any money? I cannot believe how complicated this all is.
I really hope I do not have to abandon mongodb in this project due to this license. Or do I have to buy a commercial license? Again something that would be great to cover in a course.
However I would barely even be considered a start up. And now I am looking at a Commercial license with an UNKNOWN cost. Any time a price is not listed is because it is ridiculously high. Looking forward to hearing it… Plus all the common “go speak to a lawyer”, lol yeah at $400+/hour great lol
It has been a long 4 days…
Does this help me?
This is discouraging to say the least. The SSPL was rejected as an Open source license.