For the slightly more complicated bit, Neo Technology has chosen very specific licensing terms for Neo4j, which may seem a tad complicated but which actually really support the following goals:
- Promoting open source software
- Promoting community development of Neo4j
- Assuring long-term viability of the Neo4j project by providing for a revenue stream
This is achieved in the following ways:
- The Community Edition uses the GNU Public License Version 3 (GPLv3) as its licensing terms. This means that you may copy, distribute, and modify the software as long as you track changes/dates of in-source files and keep modifications under GPL. You can distribute your application using a GPL library commercially, but you must also ...