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I'm looking for a word that describes the way software is released. It could be freeware, shareware, donationware, commercial, etc.

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    Licence. (general reference...) – EnergyNumbers Feb 6 '12 at 15:40
  • License is with an 's' – Jef Feb 6 '12 at 15:46
  • Excuse me, I didn't know that. – Jef Feb 6 '12 at 15:57
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    Demn dem Yankees! – FumbleFingers Feb 6 '12 at 16:02
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These are all "License Terms" or "License Types". Sometimes I see these terms used to indicate "Release Type", maybe when the same piece of software has multiple versions, where the Freeware version has fewer features and no support when compared to the Commercial version.

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