Mongoose library is distributed under several license terms: GPLv2, Evaluation and Commercial. Read on to understand which licensing option is right for you.
The right to develop and modify our software to embed in your commercial products
Ability to redistribute your closed source products with Mongoose Web Server Library included
Option to access Software Maintenance & Support for updates, upgrades and technical support
In order to understand commercial licensing, a concept of Product and Product Family must be understood. The best way to understand them is by example.Imagine a company that manufactures coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners: all company products.
This license covers only one product type commercially positioned and sold to the end customers (the end result of a manufacturing process which is offered to the market under a specific name or order code) and modifications of this product in the future.
This license covers a group of related products (which have similar functionalities, identical purposes and similar target markets) united under one product line which is commercially positioned and sold to the end customers (offered to the market under a specific name).
An additional Product Family license might be required in the following cases:
This license covers all company’s products commercially positioned and sold to the end customers (offered to the market).
This is the most flexible license suitable for the companies with global budget and multiple products:
Custom license for your business. This model allows us to be flexible and value-driven towards your integration project. Simply let us know the details of your project, and we will provide the most effective license option for you.
Integrating Cesanta's software in a commercial product without fully releasing your source code or purchasing a commercial license can have legal ramifications. You agree to the terms under GPLv2 as you integrate our source code.
Incompatibilities, through taking different components of different sources and ignoring any license restrictions, can result in the software pieces you choose not to be permitted to be used in a single product.
If you are unsure which type of license is right for you, contact us to discuss.
Once your product is commercial you need to either open your source code completely to continue using Mongoose free of charge under GPLv2 license or alternatively purchase a commercial license. To enquire about licensing, just get in touch.
Our pricing is bespoke to your project. Not every project has the same scale, so we want to be sure you get the right license at the right level needed. Nothing more, nothing less. Click here to get in touch for pricing, tell us more about your project and we will then get the price ready for you.
Yes, our license is royalty-free. However, we do understand that this model does not suit everyone. If your needs require a custom license, we would be happy to work on a solution with you.
From Cesanta's side it takes a couple of days. But, your company may want to do legal reviews which in some cases can take months. We suggest buying your license 6 months in advance of your product launch.