Blog: Propel Changes License From LGPL3 to MIT

The Propel Team – 17 March 2010

Propel 1.5, the next version to be released later this month, will no longer be published under a LGPL3 License, but under the more liberal MIT license. This change removes a usage restriction enforced by the LGPL3: you no longer need to release any modifications to the core Propel source code under a LGPL compatible license. Propel users still have the right to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell Propel. In other terms, you can do whatever you want with the Propel code, without worrying about the license, as long as you leave the LICENSE file within.

This change encourages the reuse of Propel in third-party libraries, whatever their license. Furthermore, there is virtually no limit to bundling Propel in any commercial or open-source software. So don't hesitate, and try out Propel 1.5 right now: fast, effective, and discreet, it will fit perfectly in your application or framework.