Currently, the free license implementing the “standard deal” for strictEq is basically just a short noncommercial license. It requires keeping copies of the license terms with copies of the software, but doesn’t include a copyright line or any form of personal attribution.
Should the free, paid, or both licenses require giving developers credit when their work is used on other projects?
I’ve done work on a credit-requiring license before. Here’s the latest, just relevant terms:
You must give this software and each contributor credit for contribution to other work, be they goods or services, that you produce or provide using this software.
How to Credit
In general, you must give credit in such a way that the audience for your work can freely and readily find a written notice identifying this software, by name, as a contribution to your work, as well as each contributor, by name, as a contributor to this software. You must not do anything to stop the audience for your work from sharing, publishing, or using credits.
If widespread convention dictates a particular way to give credit for your kind of work, such as by end credit, citation, acknowledgment, or billing, then follow that convention. For software provided in copies to run or install, give credit in documentation and notice files. For software provided as a web service, give credits in
credits.txt, according to https://creditstxt.com.
Who to Credit
If this software includes this software’s name and contributor names to credit in a standard way, such as in software package metadata or on an “about” page or screen, you may rely on that information for accuracy and completeness in giving credit. If this software does not include names to credit in a standard way, but includes a link to a webpage for this software, you must investigate that webpage for names to credit. If this software provides neither names to credit nor a software-webpage link, you do not have to perform independent research to find names to credit.
Right to Decline
On written request from a contributor, you must remove their name from any credits you make available for work they do not want to be associated with going forward. On written request from all contributors to this software, you must do the same for the name of this software.