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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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The license conditions

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 ...

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