Mongoose project status and licensing change

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri Aug 16 15:10:08 UTC 2013

Well now I have a suggestion. :)

We weren't the only ones concerned with this. Someone
forked it almost immediately:

Now we have to make a plan.


On 8/15/2013 12:49 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> 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
> change.
> 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.
> --joel
>> -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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