Licensing templates

The Allowed licenses standard provides more configuration options for setting up the licensing policies for a catalog. Tidelift has worked with its in-house licensing experts to create licensing templates to help users get started with a license policy ranging from least to most restrictive.

Choosing a licensing template

Under Standards > Configure Allowed licenses standard you'll find the option to use one of our customizable pre-built licensing policy templates as a starting point to set policies for the licenses in your catalog. 

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Clicking pre-built licensing policy templates opens a dialogue box featuring the licensing templates provided in the Tidelift Subscription.

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Our Templates

Mobile App/Hardware

The default policy template applied is the Mobile app/Hardware template, the most restrictive licensing policy. These licenses are typically appropriate for code that is distributed to consumers, particularly over mobile or as part of an embedded device.  Depending on your organization's needs, a less-restrictive policy can be selected, or no template can be applied to create a licensing policy from scratch.

B2B Distributed application

Like the Mobile App/Hardware template, the B2B distributed application is another more restrictive licensing policy. These licenses are typically appropriate for code that is distributed to corporate customers.

SaaS server

The licenses in this less restrictive licensing policy are typically appropriate for code used in cloud-hosted services, limited to permissive licenses rated Lead or higher Blue Oak. 

SaaS frontend

SaaS frontend, our least restrictive licensing policy, contains licenses that are typically appropriate for code distributed to users as part of a web interface, typically JavaScript or similar languages. 

Creating a template from scratch

By choosing Continue without a template, you can set up your catalog's licensing policies in an ad hoc manner, without using any of the pre-built license policy templates: 

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Under all of the license policy templates, for licenses without a set policy, your catalog will use the default decision selected in the Decision for licenses without a policy dropdown menu under Setting policies. 

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The default Decision for licenses without a policy are reflected in the Allowed licenses policy table with a Set button and can be filtered for by selecting Uncategorized from the dropdown: 


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Your license policy can be modified by Creating overrides to its configuration: 

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You can export your license policy as csv

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