MongoDB Licensing

Software and Documentation

MongoDB Database Server and Tools



Licensing Policy

Our goal in selecting the AGPL v3.0 as our open source license is to require that enhancements to MongoDB be released to the community. Traditional GPL often does not achieve this anymore as a huge amount of software runs in the cloud. We also make our drivers available under the Apache License v2.0.

If use of our drivers under the Apache License v2.0 or the database under the AGPL v3 does not satisfy your organization’s vast legal department (some will not approve GPL in any form), commercial licenses are available with MongoDB Enterprise Advanced. Feel free to contact us for more details.

We have issued a clarification on the way the AGPLv3 license applies to MongoDB. More information can be found here.

MongoDB Trademark Guidelines

MongoDB, Mongo, and the leaf logo are registered trademarks of MongoDB, Inc. Your use of these trademarks is subject to the MongoDB Trademark Standards for Use. For trademark use approval or any questions you have about using these trademarks, please email