Directus is licensed under a permissive BSL 1.1 license which allows most to use Directus completely free.
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We strongly believe Directus is an Open Source project. The source code is available on GitHub, where you can fork, modify, report issues, post discussions, create PRs, and control ongoing development.
We're cognizant and respectful that BSL is not a license that’s approved by the Open Source Initiative. However, the BSL has been reviewed and endorsed by the co-founder of the OSI as a good way to make open source projects sustainable, which supports our thinking.
Enterprise Self-Hosted pricing is tailored to each project's specific requirements based on API throughput pricing. Various discounts are available for non-profits, bulk volume licenses, partners, and more. Please contact our sales team to coordinate a customized proposal.
Enterprise Self-Hosted licenses are priced exclusively on monthly API bandwidth/requests. We believe this is a fair way to assess a project's scale, more so than seats or other common pricing metrics.
In and of itself, the act of facilitating installation, updating, or hosting Directus is not considered production use (and therefore doesn't require a commercial license) as long as the unmodified object code is being used. However, the production commercial license requirement still applies to any end-users of the project.
Production use is defined in our license as any use other than development, debugging, evaluation, or testing your offerings. We also explicitly treat making the project available standalone in unmodified object code form as non-production use.
An end-user is a human who directly interacts with Directus, be it through its App or APIs.