It hasn’t grown on me. Here’s my stream of consciousness in browsing the current website. Hope it’s useful!
I don’t think “strict equality” is a phrase that evokes useful feelings or intent.
What does equality mean? How is it strict?
What is the “one liner” of the license? Or does it refer to the payment scheme?
Examples that I can type up without referring back to the source that seem to stick for me:
The Parity License is free for open source, with private license options for closed source usage.
The Prosperity License is free to use for non commercial purposes, with private license options for commercial usage.
License Zero is an automated software licensing sales system that helps to sell private license exceptions for primarily open licenses such as Parity and Prosperity
I’ll take a crack at it:
strictEq is a simple, open catalog of user-supported public software.
It’s a catalog? Nothing about the name suggests anything related to open or user-supported either.
All strictEq software is available under a standard deal. If you use the software to make money or for work, buy a license from the developer. Otherwise, you’re free to use and share for free. And to offer the same deal for your own software.
It’s a standard deal, not a strict deal? It’s mainly about the deal?
That last “and to offer” sentence muddies the messaging here I think. Or is it meant to hint that combined software falls under this deal?
the code you depend on depends on you
Catchy! Feels like strong home page material.
Dependable Equality? Strict Dependency?
Words that spring out:
- public software
- use the software to make money … buy a license (pay the developer?)
- agency terms (I like the idea of having an agent!)
I think you’re trying to name the standard deal terms, the “equality” of paying for stuff that you build on (ie core movement building), and the catalog / service. I’m not suggesting you come up with MORE names, just trying to outline how it feels and how it will end up getting used together.
- I sell commercial licenses using StrictEq
- Free for non commercial use, commercial licenses handled by StrictEq
- This is user-supported public software, with commercial licenses available through StrictEq
- I use StrictEq as my agent to handle sales of commercial licenses
- The StrictEq public software catalog provides standard deal terms for paid commercial licenses of this software
It may be useful to plop in some alternate names into the sentences above to try out something else.
The actual sounds of STRICKT-ECK don’t really work for me. Sounds even worse if I pronounce it in German (roughly, “Knitting Corner” if I reverse engineer what those sounds mean)
FWIW - I like the logo mark!