Mongoose OS is Open Source and dual-licensed under GPLv2 license and Commercial License (that removes GPLv2 restrictions).
|GPLv2 License||Commercial License|
|Allows to close end-product's source code||No||Yes|
|Price||Free||Paid, see details|
|Source code & functionality||Limited (see below)||Full|
Several Mongoose OS parts, specifically libraries that are mainly used in the commercial setup, are closed-source. They are available for free usage under GPLv2 with restrictions only. The table below provides a summary of all such libraries.
Mongoose OS customers on Commercial License receive full access to the source code and all restrictions are removed.
|Library||Usage under GPLv2 (free)||Usage under Commercial License|
|ota-http-client||Binary only. OTA only from Mongoose OS dashboard service.||Binary & sources. No restrictions.|
|ota-http-server||Binary only. No restrictions.||Binary & sources. No restrictions.|
|ota-aws-shadow||Binary only. OTA only from Mongoose OS dashboard service.||Binary & sources. No restrictions.|
|cron||Binary only. 3 cron tasks max.||Binary & sources. No restrictions.|
|crontab||Binary only. 3 crontab entries max.||Binary & sources. No restrictions.|
After Commercial License acquisition, a customer gets access to the source
code of the libraries listed above.
In order to build an app with all restrictions removed, add
flag to the app build command:
mos build --local --verbose --no-libs-update --libs-dir path/to/libs --repo path/to/mongoose-os