Here are the main licenses of note.
Metabase Open Source Edition
GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL)
The Metabase Open Source Edition is offered under the AGPL.
If you want to use the code, you must abide by the AGPL.
If you want to embed iframes in your application, you can do it in one of the following ways:
- Abide by the AGPL.
- Abide by the Embedding License, which includes leaving the “Powered by Metabase” logo on embedded artifacts (like dashboards and questions).
- Purchase a Metabase Commercial Software License.
Though Metabase Enterprise Edition is source available, without the commercial license, you can’t use any of the Enterprise features, like full app embedding, data sandboxing, auditing, or SSO with SAML or JWT. For a list of premium features, see our pricing page.
Metabase Enterprise Edition
Metabase Commercial Software License
Metabase Enterprise Edition binaries are released under our Metabase Commercial Software License. The MCSL applies to all of the packages in Metabase Enterprise Edition, though which Enterprise functionality you have access to depends on the package you purchase.
Hosting terms of service
The Hosting terms of service applies to all Metabase Cloud customers.
Premium embedding license (Legacy)
Our Premium Embedding License allows you to remove the “Powered by Metabase” logo on embedded questions and dashboards without making the embedding application subject to the AGPL.
Contributors to the Metabase codebase
Individual Contributor License Agreement
Contributors to the Metabase codebase will need to sign this agreement.