ProcessWire software license

ProcessWire is a pure open-source CMS that uses a business friendly Mozilla Public License.

ProcessWire 3.x primarily uses the MPL 2.0 license, but also designates some files as using the MIT license. Both are business friendly and do not require you to maintain the same license for your own original code/files. Regardless of ProcessWire version, 3rd party modules, templates and site profiles may use different licenses at author discretion.

Third party libraries used by ProcessWire specify their own compatible license in file headers or in a LICENSE.* or README.* file present in the same directory. Files native to ProcessWire that to not indicate license in file header or in the directory can be assumed to be MPL 2.0.

  • MPL 2.0 License

    Most files in the ProcessWire core source code use the Mozilla Public License, version 2.0.
  • MIT License

    Some specific components in ProcessWire core use the MIT license (where specified).
  • 3rd party files

    Third party files may in ProcessWire may specify their own license. This page contains more details.
  • CLA

    ProcessWire Contributor License Agreement (CLA), based on the language from the GitHub CLA.

Twitter updates

  • New post: Quietly and without interruption this week, the ProcessWire.com website (and all subdomains) moved from a single static server to a load-balanced multi-server environment, giving us even more horsepower and redundancy than before— More
    19 April 2019
  • New post: With ProcessWire 3.0.130, this week we’ll take a detailed look at a few useful new API additions made in the last few weeks, along with examples of each—More
    12 April 2019
  • New post: This week ProcessWire ProMailer has been released, plus we’ve got a nice upgrade in our community support forum, and more— More
    15 March 2019

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #258
    In the 258th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover a hosting upgrade for the processwire.com site and it's subdomains, introduce PW Review and Terminal module, and feature the new site of O'Neil Cinema. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 20 April 2019
  • ProcessWire.com website hosting upgrades
    Quietly and without interruption this week, our whole website moved from a single static server to a load-balanced multi-server environment, giving us even more horsepower and redundancy than before.
    Blog / 19 April 2019
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