Is atlassian & atlaskit free for commercial use?

I’m gonna build my commercial web application and I’m wondering whether I can use atlassian design system and atlaskit editor for this purpose because it’s not clear to me currently. Also, is there a dark mode for atlassian design system?

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Welcome to the Atlassian developer community @Kimnley,

The license for the Atlassian Design System states:

  1. License Grant. Subject to the terms of this License Agreement, Atlassian Pty Lty (“Atlassian”) grants you a limited, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, and non-exclusive license to use the Atlassian Design Guidelines (“ADG”) solely in connection with creating, testing, and distributing plugins, extensions, add-ons or other software products or services that interoperate or are integrated with Atlassian’s software and hosted products ( “Add-Ons” ).

I am not a lawyer, but it sounds like “no” for the system as a whole.

That said, the UI components of Atlaskit are under an Apache 2.0 license so the editor is fine.

The Atlassian design site demonstrates dark mode itself with a setting in the top right for “theme”.

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If I take a look in the Bitbucket repository (Bitbucket) I see an Apache 2 license. That doesn’t fit to the license on the webpage. Which one is the right one?

It’s… complicated.

The Atlassian Design Guidelines are limited to use…

The code for the packages are independently licensed, with an Apache 2 base license for the repo and possible different licenses for specific packages. But this only applies to the code itself.

Given that these components implement ADG, they can only be used AS IS in combination with the restrictive ADG license.

So whilst you are allowed to re-use the code in the repo for those packages that have a permissive license, you can’t use the exported components unless when used within the boundary of the ADG license.