Camunda Platform

The Camunda Platform is a Java-based framework.

Community Edition

If you are using the community edition, the entire software is provided under various open source licenses (mainly Apache 2.0 and MIT). Which components are published under an open source license is clearly stated in the licensing header of a source file or a LICENSE file present in the root directory of the software source code repository.

Enterprise Edition

If you are using the Enterprise Platform, additionally to the Community components, the software contains additional Enterprise components that are protected by intellectual property laws and provided to you under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast, modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish the Enterprise components, or display any part in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of the Enterprise components, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.

Third-Party Libraries

The Camunda Platform (Community and Enterprise Edition) includes libraries developed by third parties. See the following resources:

Camunda Modeler

The Camunda Modeler is a desktop modeling application.


The source code of the Camunda Modeler is licensed under the MIT license as stated in the LICENSE file in the root of the source code repository. This file is also shipped as LICENSE.camunda-modeler.txt with each modeler distribution.

Third-Party Libraries

The application builds upon a number of third party libraries. You find an up-to-date list of third party libraries used and their license terms in the THIRD_PARTY_NOTICES file, located in the root of the source code repository. This file is also shipped with the application distribution as THIRD_PARTY_NOTICES.camunda-modeler.txt.

GPL Cooperation Commitment

Our Commitment

Before filing or continuing to prosecute any legal proceeding or claim (other than a Defensive Action) arising from termination of a Covered License, Camunda commits to extend to the person or entity (“you”) accused of violating the Covered License the following provisions regarding cure and reinstatement, taken from GPL version 3. As used here, the term ‘this License’ refers to the specific Covered License being enforced.

However, if you cease all violation of this License, then your license from a particular copyright holder is reinstated (a) provisionally, unless and until the copyright holder explicitly and finally terminates your license, and (b) permanently, if the copyright holder fails to notify you of the violation by some reasonable means prior to 60 days after the cessation.

Moreover, your license from a particular copyright holder is reinstated permanently if the copyright holder notifies you of the violation by some reasonable means, this is the first time you have received notice of violation of this License (for any work) from that copyright holder, and you cure the violation prior to 30 days after your receipt of the notice.

Camunda intends this Commitment to be irrevocable, and binding and enforceable against Camunda and assignees of or successors to Camunda’s copyrights.

Camunda may modify this Commitment by publishing a new edition on this page or a successor location.


‘Covered License’ means the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2), the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1), or the GNU Library General Public License, version 2 (LGPLv2), all as published by the Free Software Foundation.

‘Defensive Action’ means a legal proceeding or claim that Camunda brings against you in response to a prior proceeding or claim initiated by you or your affiliate.

‘Camunda’ means Camunda and its subsidiaries.

This work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.


If you have a question specifically about the licensing or distribution of Camunda’s software and it has not been answered by this page, please contact the Open Source Compliance team at

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