Treeware License


January 31st, 2020

Treeware License

Treeware created by James Mills and Phil Sturgeon, is a new style of software distribution similar to Postcardware, distributed by the author on the condition that users buy the author a tree.

Partnering up with Offset Earth, Treeware’s goal is to plant trees & fund the world’s best climate crisis solutions, they chose Offset Earth because they operate transparently with a minimal service fee, which they use to spread the message through social marketing.

I can visit which gives you all the information you need to get started and make your open-source project Treeware. Plus it also includes a simple way for you to submit your packages once you have added the Treeware “conditions of use” text.

Getting started is as easy as three steps:

  1. Create an Opensource Package – You have an Opensource package and you would like to help support a sustainable future. You continue to offer your package under your current license (e.g. MIT).
  2. Add Treeware – Update your file to include our Treeware “conditions of use” text. This will provide people with a way to buy trees for the Treeware Forest on Offset.Earth.
  3. Watch the forest grow! – When people use your package we hope they will support you by buying the world a few trees. In turn, you’ll help to accelerate our transition to a sustainable future.

For more information, and to get started visit

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Eric L. Barnes

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