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Open source software can be used for commercial purposes and there is no way to restrict the use of the software. Developers also cannot control who is using the software and for what purpose, which is often a concern for those who may use it for illegal or unethical reasons. On the other hand, you can only use the product with a license. Often you can`t edit, copy or resell it, unless you have the right to do so. In our chair example, you could use the chair, but you may not be able to do another chair. You couldn`t sell it to someone else or change it one way or another. The licensee is often a creator or inventor, while the taker may be a large number of people or entities, including end users, manufacturers, other companies, etc. As a software license agreement can be extremely flexible, it is often a good option for a variety of relationships and circumstances. For financial reasons, the licensee may restrict the definition of the licensee. The broader the definition of the taker, the more companies or individuals who have access to the software and the use of licensed software, which reduces the potential royalties that a licensee can receive.