Use-Based License Law and Legal Definition

Use-based license is an open-source software license. In a use-based license, the user assents by acting according to the terms of the license, that is, by using, modifying, or distributing the licensed software. A use-based license does not require the user to expressly declare acceptance of the license terms before using the software, however, it is not so in the case of a point-and-click agreement.