Effective October 25, 2013, there is new language in place that sets specific licensing terms for content that you wish to share publicly and content that you wish to keep private.
The new licensing terms require the application of the Apache V2.0 open source license to any source code that is posted publicly to any SmartThings operated service such as:
Source code that is explicitly shared in the SmartThings IDE using the built-in sharing feature
Source code that is saved in the SmartThings IDE that is not explicitly shared will be categorized as a “Private User Submission”. As a user of the SmartThings IDE, you own your code and your intellectual property contained therein. However, by submitting code to to the SmartThings IDE, you will grant SmartThings a license to use it only for the purposes of:
Running your SmartApp or Device Type Handler in the SmartThings Cloud
Auditing your code to ensure platform stability and security.
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