We have recently seen a few licenses of our addon given away for free by Atlassian, with the status “Free/ Open-source”, but it seems a bit unclear with the agreements here.
The partner agreement does not mention this at all, so it was a bit of a mystery for me when it happened the first time. https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/marketplace/partneragreement
The open source license request ( https://www.atlassian.com/software/views/open-source-license-request ) requires that the specific Atlassian products are publicly available and use public signup to be eligible for open source license request.
One of these cases is an academic institution, so I would have assumed that to go under academic licensing and not open-source?
Could I please ask that:
- The partner agreement is updated to include the information that Atlassian can do this.
- The requirements for open-source giveaway would be a bit clear. To my reading, the cases I have seen are not fulfilling what Atlassian requires.
- When this happens, it would be great if the open-source licenses would at least require the “purchaser” to review the addon so that there would be some added value also to marketplace addon developers.