I need an open source license which allows for commercial entities to join academic and government entities, and to use our tools in their internal research and development. I need to bar the direct commercialization of these tools. The tools in question consist of code and associated textual resources (snippits of text). Our partners are in higher education, government, and industry. I perform research at the university, and I want to make sure that our partners, and indeed any company, can use these tools in their internal research and development.
The contracting person I am facing at my university is not very helpful, but possibly it's because licenses that walk this line do not exist. I have worked under "nonexclusive research and development" licenses (NERDs) which seemed to do something similar between partners: they allow for work that I produce to be used in a company's internal research and development. Frequently, this even leads to commercial products. The NERD simply eliminates the scenario where the work laboratory produces is directly commercialized by these partners.
Presently, one of our industry partners is pushing for Apache-2.0. Their lawyer has said something similar to the contracting person at my university: nothing in the open source licensing realm walks the line between full commercial use and full prohibition of commercial use.
Does anyone have a good suggestion of an open-source-style license that does this, or is there a name for a category of licenses that do this?