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syslog-ng Open Source Edition


2.6. The license of syslog-ng OSE

Starting with version 3.2, the syslog-ng Open Source Edition application is licensed under a combined LGPL+GPL license. The core of syslog-ng OSE is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 license, while the rest of the codebase is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2 license.


Practically, the code stored under the lib directory of the source code package is under LGPL, the rest is GPL.

For details about the LGPL and GPL licenses, see Section B.2, GNU Lesser General Public License and Section B.1, GNU General Public License, respectively.