Support and Licensing

Reahl is dual licensed. You are free to use Reahl under the provisions of version 3 of the Affero GPL. Alternatively, you may purchase a commercial license.

We are also prepared to consider other alternatives on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Reahl will always be available under a suitable free software license.

What, Affero GPL??

In layman's terms, the Affero GPL gives you permission to use, change or redistribute Reahl, at the cost of your having to adhere to some restrictions. Foremost amongst these restrictions is the requirement that you also have to make your source code available under the Affero GPL (at no cost) to users who use your program via a network.

Please read the laywerspeak on the Affero GPL, version 3 itself.

Some may find these restrictions unacceptable, which is why they can buy a commercial license that does not have such requirements.

We think that's a fair deal. It may even help us make enough money to make a living doing this!


Regardless of the licensing option chosen, you can buy commercial support from Reahl Software Services.

There are many ways in which you might find paid support useful. Here are some examples:

  • Custom styling for widgets.
  • New widgets you envision, but don't feel like developing.
  • Reusable regions (that you don't like to build yourself).
  • Scaling up Reahl systems and solving performance problems.
  • Hosting.

If you need paid support or help, please talk to us, we're still formalising how all of this will work!