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Community add-on paid / commercial licensing

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Giles on 18 Mar 2016
Commented: Giles on 18 Mar 2016
Having trouble spotting the answer to this. MATLAB's Add-Ons library (new in R2015B I believe) allows users to submit their own add-ons which can be browsed and downloaded by users from this central location. Is there any native support in there (or anywhere) for commercial licensing for community add-ons, i.e. having users to pay to download an add-on, or perhaps pay after a free trial period. Perhaps piggybacking on MATLAB's own license manager? Or does this still have to be handled with a third-party solution?

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Stephen on 18 Mar 2016
Edited: Stephen on 18 Mar 2016
Reading the Add-Ons introduction we find this titbit: "You can share add-ons you create by submitting them to the File Exchange at MATLAB Central."
Following that link we end up on the introduction page to File Exchange. Click the link "About File Exchange" (left-hand side, hiding under the blue "Submit a File" button). On the right towards the top is a box with the text "Your use of File Exchange is subject to the MATLAB Central Terms of Use."... follow the link: about halfway down the page is a section entitled "File Exchange". Here is stated:
"All new submissions of Content posted by Site users will be licensed under the BSD license. Submissions of Content posted by MathWorks will be licensed under the BSD license or the MathWorks Limited License."
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Giles on 18 Mar 2016
Perfect! I think that answers it. Thanks so much!

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