Amanda is open source for all to see how it is she does what she does! You may view her GitHub
. We as creators love open source and find it very essential that open source exists. However, we always have been concerned about people
stealing Amanda's code and passing it off as their own and competing with Amanda and possibly exceeding her in server count with said stolen code.
Amanda was not always open source and the decision to make her open source was difficult, however, she is now for transparency reasons.
The license included with Amanda details points which we believe encompasses all of the points we were worried about.
We do have docs for self hosting, but we do not encourage it in any capacity due to the worries highlighted above and running yourself the risk
of violating the open source license we bundle with Amanda.