Licensing conditions

The Genode OS framework is available under two flavours of licences, an Open-Source license and commercial licensing.

Open-source license

The primary license used for the distribution of the Genode OS Framework is the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GNU GPL).

The GNU GPL grants everybody the rights to

  • Use the Genode OS framework without paying any license fee

  • Freely distribute the software

  • Modify the source code and distribute modified versions of the software

In turn, the GNU GPL requires any modifications and derived work to be published under the same license. See the full text of the GNU General Public License Version 2...

Commercial licenses

For applications that require more permissive licensing conditions than granted by the GNU GPL, Genode Labs offers commercial licensing options. More information on commercial support...