Mongoose project status and licensing change

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Thu Aug 15 17:49:02 UTC 2013

On 8/15/2013 9:56 AM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> So Mongoose is going GPL. We should look for an alternative embedded
> webserver for the RTEMS community. Any suggestions?
I don't have any.

My first thought was to update to the last version with an
RTEMS appropriate license. Then let the project know that
we couldn't update to a newer version due to the license

We can't include pure GPL code in RTEMS proper.

Beyond that, I suppose we have to do some research on
options. Forking is one but that's not my first choice.

> -Gedare
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Sergey Lyubka" <valenok at>
>> Date: Aug 15, 2013 3:57 AM
>> Subject: Mongoose project status and licensing change
>> To: "mongoose-users" <mongoose-users at>
>> Cc:
>> Hi mongoose users!
>> It is 9 years since I've started working on mongoose. Now it got to the
>> point when project requires attention that exceeds free-time capacity of a
>> single person (myself). I have decided to back mongoose by a company. I've
>> started Cesanta Software and set the following goals:
>>     o  enhance mongoose embedding capabilities (e.g., provide OS API
>> abstraction akin to Sqlite)
>>     o  enhance Lua API
>>     o  enhance Websocket support
>>     o  enhance testing
>>     o  enhance HTTP client
>>     o  provide fast response to issues
>>     o  provide technical support with SLA
>>     o  build a strong team of full- and part-time mongoose developers
>> Mongoose continues to be open source, and changes it's license from MIT to
>> dual license:
>>    o  for non-commercial use, Mongoose continues to be free, available under
>> GPL v.2 license
>>    o  businesses must get a standard commercial license
>> I would be happy to answer any questions.
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