Dual Licensing

SVNKit implements a dual licensing scheme. That means that there are no restrictions or limitations on SVNKit use as long as it is being used in an Open Source project. This is similar to GPL license.

Not everyone, however, can use SVNKit under the above conditions and we provide commercial license option for such users, so that everyone could benefit from using SVNKit.

TMate Open Source License

The TMate Open Source License permits you to use SVNKit at no charge under the condition that if you use the software in an application you redistribute, the complete source code for your application must be available and freely redistributable under reasonable conditions.

Commercial License

We provide commercial licensing option for SVNKit users who do not wish or cannot disclose the source code of their applications.

SVNKit is licensed per product, which means that you’ll need a single license for each application that uses this software library. Commercial license is perpetual and royalty free. Your customers will not have to pay for the SVNKit, unless your product is a platform, on top of which your customers build their own applications.

Same license covers SQLJet software library (http://sqljet.com/), free of charge, to use with the same product you're going to use SVNKit library. Otherwise SQLJet is available under the terms of GPLv2 license.

There are several pricing options, depending on the level of support you'd like to get and number of applications that are going to use SVNKit license:


5000 EUR

  • One product
  • Regular support

7000 EUR

  • One product
  • Premium support

15000 EUR

  • Unlimited products
  • Premium support

  • Each license comes with 12 months of updates and support.
  • Premium support means that your issues and requests will be addressed within one business day.
  • Basic and Starter licence are per product; if you are building a platform, or need SVNKit for several products, consider purchasing Enterprise license.
  • VAT is not included and might be added to the price, depending on your country.

SVNKit license can be renewed on a yearly basis. If you renew your license continuously, we offer 20% discount. If you do not need upgrades so often, then you can come back and get brand new license when needed.

If you'd like to get more information on commercial licensing terms and conditions, please contact us at sales@svnkit.com.

For Open Source Developers

While using SVNKit in Open Source projects is completely free of charge, you still could support SVNKit by placing a link to our site on your Open Source project home pages, sharing your experience on SVNKit at your personal weblog or in our mailing list. Thank you!