Users of arc42 inquired:

I documented my system using the arc42-template. Does the arc42 license model somehow influence the license of this template instance?

Do we need to open-source our documentation?

  • You have absolutely NO obligation to publish or open-source your documentation (that means: you can, of course, keep your documents private and/or closed-source)
  • Your documentation can be put under any license or statutes you require.
  • If you need your document to be secret or confidential, that’s fine for us.

We’d be happy if you could include a link ( or in your documentation…. to help “spread-the-word”, though.

=== See also…

See also question A-2 (arc42 license)