ToolJet is an open-source platform for building and deploying react-based internal applications. We launched ToolJet three months ago, we've gained some popularity over these months and we started thinking about the licensing. The more we researched, we became aware of the possible risk associated with permissive open source licenses. Now, we are changing our license from GPL (V3) to AGPL (V3).
Since there are many misconceptions and confusions around AGPL, we would like to clarify how this change in the license will impact the users ( users of ToolJet cloud, self-hosted community edition and self-hosted enterprise edition ). The new license will not have any effect on the users. The change will have an effect only on companies that build proprietary tools using the codebase of ToolJet and competes with us directly.
GPL or the Gnu Public License was originally written by Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation for the GNU project. All licenses in the GPL series are copyleft licenses which means that the derivative works should be released under the same license or an equivalent license.