Codex Gamicus
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Shareware license
Basic Information
Type(s)
Software License

A Shareware license is a license for the use of software that typically permits the use of the software in question under specific conditions unless a "full" version of the software is purchased. Shareware that includes frequent reminders is also known by the derogatory term nagware.

Limitations[]

Some of the most commons limitations of functionality included restricted time (i.e. terminate the program after a certain amount of time has passed), restricted functionality (where parts of the program are intentionally disabled or crippled), and limited actions (where only a certain number of actions can be performed before the software terminates the current session).

Some shareware software operates on the honour system, where the user is trusted to pay for a full version despite the shareware version including complete functionality.

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