Frequently asked questions that answer how to work with Nona.

WHO MAINTAINS MY CODE?

The Nona online community helps to maintain and extend your software. In addition, Nona has hired staff members to assist in making sure the code is listed appropriately.

WHO "OWNS" MY CODE?

Nona does not own your code. The code is governed by whatever open source license you have chosen.

CAN I TAKE MY CODE BACK?

Well, you could if you really wanted to… But then you wouldn’t have the huge benefit of having a friendly online community help you make it into something bigger and better.

HOW DO I KNOW MY CODE IS SECURE?

Nona uses Amazon Web Services for its infrastructure, with all the security that implies.

I DON’T WANT COMPANIES PROFITING OFF MY HARD WORK! HOW CAN NONA ENSURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN?

The software terms are governed by the license you have chosen. Certain open source licenses restrict such commercialization. Check out the site opensource.org – they have an extensive list of almost all the open source licenses currently in use. We’re sure you can find one that suits your needs.

WHY OPEN SOURCE MY CODE?

Companies like Google and Apple have released their newest software as open source. The open source movement has become the de facto standard. Some even say we live in a “post-open-source” world, that “open source software” has just become “software.” Managing open source has become a bigger issue as a result. But at the end of the day, one thing is still true: We are greater than Me.

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