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NW.js Essentials

By : Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng
Book Image

NW.js Essentials

By: Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
NW.js Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

About NW.js application licensing

I'm no lawyer and you shouldn't trust me so much on this; however, I felt I should give you at least some hints on how to deal with NW.js application licensing.

First, I quote what is stated on the GitHub Wiki page of the project:

"Since the binary is based on Chromium, multiple open source license notices are needed including the MIT License, the LGPL, the BSD, the Ms-PL and an MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license."

You can find most of these at

From my understanding, the MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license is a license that lets you choose one of the three as a better fit for your project, so you don't need to release your code under an open source license as established by the GPL license, but you can go with a commercial license.

I quote the online documentation of the NW.js project again:

"This doesn't apply to your code and you don't have to open source your code"