I want decent developers to extend and use my framework as they please. Is there a middle-ground where it is open source, but only to these with the permission?
One of the 2 developers that uses it on one of his big products had great success with it and it was amazing to see it, but I know what will happen if I allow people that really shouldn't be writing code use it. I want to maintain a high grade of confidence in the products that use this framework and I'd like to pick who has access to it.
Then again, if the freedoms of the MIT license apply, it means they'd also be free to redistribute, creating conflict with my intent.
The license should say: "This software is not to be used, modified or interacted with in any way or shape or form unless permitted to do so[..] Should you receive permission, you are free to do anything under the moon, except re-distribute the package for commercial use."
My intent, if it helps clear it up: There are a lot, or dare I say, the vast majority of developers within the WordPress eco-system are bad and in the worst way possible. Even popular plugins / themes are bloatware and performance hogs with the code being a total mess. I don't want these people nor to use my framework, nor to interact with it. I've given access to 2 developers, one of which is very big and they're using it and seeing great results, these people have respect for their code base, strict rules and are adepts to good code and they've made good contributions. These people, I want to work with and give freedom to, yet it seems that my request in its own seems draconic and contradictorian in nature.