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https://opensource.org/osd

6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

If I author an open-source app and sell it to customers, would point 6 from the Open Source Definition allow other businesses to do the same?

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Point 6 is pretty much irrelevant, because Point 1 already allows anyone to sell or give away a copy of your app:

1. Free Redistribution

The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.

Point 6 deals more with not allowing restrictions forbidding use of the app in warfare, commercial products, harming animals, immoral purposes, etc.

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