Magento License – Questions and Answers
On the Magento website, you’ll find a section that discusses licensing for different editions of Magento. If you’re interested in some of the copyright issues involved for licensing the system, you might want to read up on it.
We’ve listed some a few of the questions below:
What open source Magento license do we use for Magento Community Edition?
Magento Community Edition is distributed under the Open Software License (OSL 3.0), and is thus open source software.
I’m a merchant. What does “open source” mean to me?
You may download, modify, use, and distribute the open source Software. You can be assured that Magento will continue to thrive because all contributions made to the software by you and others must be made available under the same OSL 3.0 license.
I’m a developer. What does the OSL 3.0 license mean to me?
OSL 3.0 allows developers access to the Magento Community Edition source code. Developers can modify and customize the software and distribute their own derivative works under the OSL 3.0 license. This will lead to a larger community of developers enhancing Magento in ways that are available to all.
Can I use Magento trademarks, service marks, and logos?
You may use the Magento trademarks, service marks, and logos in the manner in which you are licensed to do so, and in accordance with our trademark rules or any guidance that we provide to you. See more on trademark rules below.
Can I use the Magento trademark in one of my domain names or URLs?
No. You may not use the Magento trademark or any other mark associated with the Magento offering from our company in your domain name or URL. (For example, “www.magentohosting.com” is not allowed). See more on this topic below.