Liferay Portal EE License

Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition License

In addition to Portal Community Edition ("Portal CE"), which is packaged for community users and developers and which is subject to an open source license under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1 (for more information, see here), Liferay packages and makes available a supported Portal Enterprise Edition ("Portal EE"), intended for enterprise-grade users and implementations, which is subject to the Liferay End User License Agreement and made available to Liferay Enterprise Subscription customers at no extra charge.*

This "dual licensing" model is made possible by the manner in which Liferay manages the Portal open source project. Both Portal CE and Portal EE are based on the same open source and community developed software project. The source code added to the core repository of Portal is provided both by Liferay's software developers as well as community contributors. Liferay accepts code contributions for Portal from community developers only if the code passes Liferay's strict quality standards. Code contributors either license their contribution to Liferay or assign the contribution to Liferay. The result is a diligently managed code base and the freedom for Liferay to package and license Portal in ways that best benefit both community users and our enterprise-class customers.

Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (Portal EE) is more suitable for use by enterprise-class customers and in mission-critical deployments than Portal CE. First, Portal EE is a hardened, stable and professionally supported build of the Portal software project. Secondly, Liferay has identified that for compliance-driven and risk-conscious companies, open source license compliance and management are major concerns. As Portal is a platform or framework intended for a user to build on to and extended through the user's own code, there are additional concerns related to the "viral effects" of certain "copyleft" open source license schemes. In response to these concerns, Liferay provides Portal EE under the dual licensing model described above. This approach significantly mitigates, for our enterprise customers, the costly and complicated burden of open source license compliance and management. With Liferay's Portal EE you have the freedom to customize your own solution and control your intellectual property.

Please note that in keeping with our core open source values, customers with a valid Enterprise Subscription have access the source code to Portal EE, including all updates, upgrades, security patches and service packs, etc., provided as part of Subscription services.

Ultimately, this "dual-licensing" approach allows our enterprise customers to get the "best of both worlds" in that their IT strategies can now take advantage of cutting edge and standards-based open source developed software provided as part of a larger Liferay Enterprise Subscription package that reduces the risks and burdens of open source license compliance and management.

For more information, the End User License Agreement (EULA) to Portal EE can be found here:

* Enterprise Subscription customers enjoy access to Portal EE (and exclusive EE Apps and add-ons).

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The information below is provided as an accommodation to Liferay's users, customers and partners to better understand the export rules and restrictions related to Liferay's software products and to assist in your compliance with export control laws applicable to the potential import, export, or re-export of Liferay's software products. However, this information is not intended to replace the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the "EAR"), other U.S. export laws, or any foreign export laws.

All export-related information provided here is provided "as-is". Liferay makes no warranty or representation that the information contained on this site is complete, accurate or current. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Liferay disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied. Any use of such information by you is without recourse to Liferay and is at your own risk. Liferay is in no way responsible for any damages whether direct, consequential, incidental, or otherwise, suffered by you as a result of using or relying upon such information for any purpose.

IF YOU EXPORT LIFERAY PRODUCTS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY, THE EAR, AND ALL OTHER U.S. AND FOREIGN EXPORT LAWS. Please note that the intended and actual end user, end-use and the country of destination may all affect your compliance with such export control laws and may require export licenses.

Export Control Classification Number

An Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) is an alpha-numeric classification used in the Bureau of Industry's Commerce Control List to identify items for export control purposes.

Liferay Portal EE is classified as ECCN 5D992.c. and is authorized for export subject to 15 C.F.R. § 742.15(b)(3).

All ECCNs provided here are subject to change without notice. Modification in any way to a Liferay product voids the classification. If you choose to export Liferay software or your modified copy of Liferay software, it is entirely your obligation as an exporter to verify such information and comply with all applicable export control laws and regulations.

Export Control Restrictions

Liferay's software (in human-readable source code or compiled executable code formats) and Liferay technology (including technical data and technical assistance) may NOT be exported, re-exported or transferred, either directly or indirectly, to any country listed in Country Group E:1 in Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR. Please note that this list ("Embargoed Destinations") is subject to change.

Secondly, Liferay's software and technology may NOT be exported, re-exported or transferred, either directly or indirectly, to a person or entity barred by the United States government from participating in export activities. Denied persons/entities include, but are not limited to, persons and/or entities such as those listed on the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") Specially Designated Nationals List and the U.S. Commerce Department's Denied Persons List, Entities List, or Unverified List.

Lastly, Liferay Software and technology may NOT be exported, re-exported or transferred, either directly or indirectly, to or for any proliferation-related (nuclear weapons, missile technology, or chemical/biological weapons) end use.