Polygon zkEVM Goes Fully Open-Source with Launch of Mainnet Beta

Polygon Labs is proud to announce the launch of the Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta, which is fully open-source under an Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3. This release is a testament to the company’s commitment to the open-source ethos driving the broader Ethereum community.

Polygon zkEVM has always been built in the public eye, with an open testnet and accessible source code. As more ZK-rollups emerge, the question of how to license ZK software will become increasingly important. Polygon Labs has always believed that scaling Ethereum means scaling its core values, including openness and collaboration.

With the AGPL v3 license, developers can now access, modify, and distribute Polygon zkEVM repositories according to their needs. This decision ensures that all current and future modifications will remain open source, preventing proprietary use and fostering continued growth and collaboration within the Web3 ecosystem.

The revolutionary and modular design of Polygon zkEVM’s ZK-prover has already made significant strides in proof generation, and now this technology can be utilized by anyone under the terms of the license.

To guarantee the safety and reliability of the Mainnet Beta, Polygon zkEVM underwent rigorous audits by Hexens, Spearbit, and Polygon Labs’ internal teams. In keeping with their commitment to openness, Polygon Labs is making the finalized audit reports publicly available for anyone to review.

The launch of Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta and its open-source nature mark a significant milestone for both Polygon Labs and the wider Ethereum community. By choosing the AGPL v3 license, Polygon Labs ensures that the spirit of collaboration and innovation remains at the forefront of this groundbreaking technology, allowing the Web3 ecosystem to thrive and prosper.