Jahia offers a dual licensing model:
Our software is provided under a GPL v.2 license for other open source and non-commercial projects to foster community contribution.
Our product is provided through our Enterprise Jahia Subscription under the Jahia Sustainable Enterprise License (JSEL), a non-viral license for business use.
The JSEL license is based on our “pay or contribute” paradigm where interests of all software actors - community, clients, services companies, and, finally, original authors of the software (that's us, the Jahia team !) converge.
Our product is stable because our software is stable -and our product is based on our software. With our Enterprise Jahia Subscription -that ships with efficient production & deployment tools, support, and services with a sustainable dual licensing and related pricing model, offering the best alternative to business users for their mission critical project, our software simply turns into a product.
At zero license cost.
Jahia FLOSS Exception
Jahia Solution Group SA ("JSG") Exception for Free/Libre and Open Source Software-only Applications Using Jahia Software (the `FLOSS Exception').
JSG's goal is to allow for specified Free/Libre and Open Source Software ("FLOSS") applications to be able to use specified GPL- licensed Jahia software (the "Program") despite the fact that not all FLOSS licenses are compatible with version 2 or above of the GNU General Public License (the "GPL").
As a special exception to the terms and conditions of version 2.0 or above of the GPL:
You are free to distribute a Derivative Work that is formed entirely from the Program and one or more works (each, a `FLOSS Work') licensed under one or more of the licenses listed below in the "FLOSS exception license list", as long as:
- You obey the GPL in all respects for the Program and the Derivative Work, except for identifiable sections of the Derivative Work which are not derived from the Program, and which can reasonably be considered independent and separate works in themselves,
- all identifiable sections of the Derivative Work which are not derived from the Program, and which can reasonably be considered independent and separate works in themselves,
- are distributed subject to one of the FLOSS licenses listed below, and
- the object code or executable form of those sections are accompanied by the complete corresponding machine-readable source code for those sections on the same medium and under the same FLOSS license as the corresponding object code or executable forms of those sections, and
- any works which are aggregated with the Program or with a Derivative Work on a volume of a storage or distribution medium in accordance with the GPL, can reasonably be considered independent and separate works in themselves which are not derivatives of either the Program, a Derivative Work or a FLOSS Work.
If the above conditions are not met, then the Program may only be copied, modified, distributed or used under the terms and conditions of the GPL or another valid licensing option provided by Jahia Solutions Group SA.
FLOSS License List
|License name||Version(s) / Copyright Date|
|Academic Free License||2.0|
|Apache Software License||1.0/1.1/2.0|
|Apple Public Source License||2.0|
|Artistic license||From Perl 5.8.0|
|BSD license||"July 22 1999"|
|Common Public License||1.0|
|GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL) or Affero General Public License (AGPL)||2.0/2.1/3.0|
|Jabber Open Source License||1.0|
|Mozilla Public License (MPL)||1.0/1.1|
|Open Software License||2.0|
|OpenSSL license (with original SSLeay license)||"2003" ("1998")|
|Python license (CNRI Python License)||--|
|Python Software Foundation License||2.1.1|
|University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License||--|
|Zope Public License||2.0|
Due to the many variants of some of the above licenses, we require that any version follow the 2003 version of the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Definition (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) or version 1.9 of the Open Source Definition by the Open Source Initiative (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php).
Terms used, but not defined, herein shall have the meaning provided in the GPL.
Derivative Work means a derivative work under copyright law.
This FLOSS Exception applies to all Programs that contain a notice placed by Jahia Solutions Group SA. saying that the Program may be distributed under the terms of this FLOSS Exception. If you create or distribute a work which is a Derivative Work of both the Program and any other work licensed under the GPL, then this FLOSS Exception is not available for that work; thus, you must remove the FLOSS Exception notice from that work and comply with the GPL in all respects, including by retaining all GPL notices. You may choose to redistribute a copy of the Program exclusively under the terms of the GPL by removing the FLOSS Exception notice from that copy of the Program, provided that the copy has never been modified by you or any third party.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Which version of the GPL are you using?
- Where can I find more information about the GPL?
- I have questions about how to comply with the terms of the GPL – where can I find more information?
- Where can I find more information about the Jahia Sustainable Enterprise License ?
- How do I purchase a Jahia product with JSEL-licensed code?
- What is Jahia’s sustainable dual license model?
- What Open Source licensing options does Jahia offer for its software?
- What is Jahia’s commercial license for its software?
- As Jahia embedded into its software Apache License Libraries, is there a potential conflict between the GPL License and Apache Licensed Code?
- Whom should I contact if I want to contribute my code and want it to be included in official Jahia releases?
- Who has contributed code?
Jahia software package is licensed under the terms of version 2 of the GNU-General Public License.
You can read the GPL at the Free Software Foundation’s website. The Free Software Foundation also provides a detailed FAQ on the GPL
You can find valuable information in a document created by the Software Freedom Law Center entitled "A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance".
You can read information about our Jahia's business model.
Enterprise Jahia Subscription offers software and tools that are licensed under the terms of the JSEL. The Standard and Professional subscription with related options offers different kind of benefits and tools at zero license costs. You can find more information about these subscriptions and how to purchase them on the respective product pages on Jahia’s website.
Jahia makes its software available under both the GPL and, attached to the Enterprise Jahia Subscription, a commercial license called the Jahia Sustainable Enterprise License (JSEL). As a result, developers who use or distribute Open Source applications under the GPL can use the GPL-licensed Jahia software, and OEMs, ISVs and VARs that do not want to contribute their combined work under a GPL license can get a commercial license coming with the Enterprise Jahia subscription (but with zero license cost). Furthermore, with the JSEL, our customers can decide to contribute code back to Jahia software (upon approval by Jahia development team) to get all the benefits of a community shared software and also save on maintenance costs.
Jahia makes its software available under the GPL for use with other GPL-licensed software and FOSS applications licensed under GPL-compatible FOSS licenses.
Jahia offers a commercial license with its Enterprise Jahia Subscription for all of its software that is included or bundled with another application. The Jahia Sustainable Enterprise License allows OEMs, ISVs and VARs to distribute Jahia software with their own commercial software without subjecting that software to the GPL and its requirement to distribute source code.
As Jahia embedded into its software Apache License Libraries, is there a potential conflict between the GPL License and Apache Licensed Code?
Jahia makes its software available under both the GPL and a commercial license called the Jahia Sustainable Enterprise License (JSEL). As the matter of fact this conflict could appear only on the software, licensed under the GPL version 2.
According to the Apache Software Foundation that is compatible, while the Free Software Foundation believes that is not.
If you still have doubt around compatibility between both licenses, Jahia is also available under the JSEL through our Enterprise Jahia Subscription.
Whom should I contact if I want to contribute my code and want it to be included in official Jahia releases?
We are happy to hear that you plan on contributing to the development of Jahia. Please contact us.
Many Jahia customers and partners already chose to contribute code to the software or within the JahiApps Forge and by doing so, to the Jahia Community too, including:
- European Parliament
- French Ministry of Finances
- BNP Paribas Securities
- Ecoles Polytechniques Fédérales (EPFL)