What is erlangzmq?

`erlangzmq` is a library written in [Erlang]( It implements the ZeroMQ Message Transport Protocol (ZMTP). `erlangzmq` supports ZMTP version [3.1](


The goal of `erlangzmq` library is to provide up-to-date native Erlang implementation of ZMTP.

1. Resource Property *(NEW in 3.1!)*
2. Request-Reply pattern
3. Publish-Subscribe pattern
4. Pipeline Pattern	
5. Exclusive Pair Pattern
6. Version Negotiation
7. NULL Security Mechanism
8. Error Handling
9. Framing
10. Socket-Type Property & Identity Property
11. Backwards Interoperability with ZMTP 3.0

Not implemented
1. CurveZMQ - security is not currently implemented. As a work-around, consider
using a proxy running [libzmq](


Use just like any regular Erlang/OTP application.

Shortcut for buliding and testing the project.

$ make setup

$ make test


See  [Contributing](

Copyright [Choven Corp.]( 2016. All Rights Reserved.

1. Why another Erlang implementation?

   Because the existing Erlang implementations and bindings are out of date.

2. Why a dual-license?

   To keep the code up-to-date. Having a commercial license allows us to charge money for code. Erlang is not a very
   trendy language, so the number of contributors to the open source project
   like this is small. In order to keep it from dying, we think it makes sense
   to run it as a commercial project.

3. Can I use `erlangzmq` for free?

   Yes, as long as you abide by the terms of the [AGPL license](COPYING.txt). In short, AGPL is a viral license,
   in that any code it touches has to be similarly licensed. So if you are working on an open-source project
   which has a [compatible]( license, you can use `erlangzmq`. For more information see the [license](COPYING.txt) terms.

3. Why do I have to sign over my copyright when contributing?

   Short answer: for us to make money. Long answer: without your copyright, we could
   not dual-license the code, see "Why a dual-license?" above.

erlangzmq is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

erlangzmq is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with erlangzmq.  If not, see <>

Commercial License
If you or your company doesn't want to use AGPL, contact us by email at for your copy of a custom commercial license.

Our thanks to Wilson Júnior [Wpjunior]( for the great work he did on the initial
version of the codebase.