Cooperative Non-Violent License
Parastat is licensed under the Cooperative Non-Violent License (CNPL) v4+. We believe this is a license made for the future of ethical technology.
It’s open source - it empowers individuals, communities and cooperatives to use and modify the software, but it also rules out corporate exploitation and significantly restricts ethical abuse.
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