Jasper Reports Server Community License?

What are the open source licensing options for the Jasper Reports Server Community edition?

I see on the page it says GPL, but then in the source code directory there are 3 license files(GPL, MIT, and GPL-installer)

So is it dual licensed under GPL and MIT?

Also is there a definitive link somewhere that defines these licenses in more detail.  The jasper site as far as I can see does not even list the versions for instance which version of GPL does the server use and which version of LGPL does the Jasper Reports Library use.

ethnarch's picture
Joined: Feb 12 2007 - 1:49am
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2 Answers:

JasperReports Library is offered under the LGPLv3 license

JasperReports Server, iReport, and Jaspersoft Studio are offered under the AGPLv3 license

Many of the licenses included in the source are included as part of the requirements of open source components within JasperReports Server, etc.  It is not dual licensed other than Jaspersoft also offers a commercial license for paying customers.

mgeise's picture
Joined: Mar 5 2007 - 6:18am
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Thank you and might I give a suggestion to update the site to display this information as well. I was not able to find the versions for LGPL or GPL which is why I had to go to the source code in the first place.

It's also quite misleading that the Reporting Server is listed as GPL when in fact it is AGPL that's a big difference depending on the use case. Never looks good when you argue that the GPL is workable and then later find out it's AGPL.

ethnarch - 10 years 4 months ago

Can you tell me where you saw that the server was GPL? On this page, http://community.jaspersoft.com/project/jasperreports-server it states AGPL on the left panel. We will see what we can do to make this more clear along with including the version.


mgeise - 10 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the quick replies

ethnarch - 10 years 4 months ago
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On this page (http://www.jaspersoft.com/editions) it does not break out Library vs. Server in the Community column, and only lists GPL for the license type. So I would expect maybe a LGPL\AGPL in the license type row for the Community Edition. I was confused until I saw this post.


andrew.karcher - 9 years 6 months ago

I'm not sure about the source package, but when the JasperReports Server is installed there is the following file:


This one lists the license:

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

tkavanagh's picture
Joined: Jul 7 2006 - 8:54am
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I didn't even think to look there. Thank you.

ethnarch - 10 years 4 months ago