Open Source License Information

Open Source License Information

If you plan to reuse open source code, you should first decide if you can safely abide by its license policy.

Below is a list of common open source licenses.  Click the license name for more information.

If you would like more information on adoption rates of these licenses, please visit the Black Duck Software Open Source License Resource Center.

Name Abbr.
Academic Free License AFL
Apache License, Version 2.0 AL20
Apache Software License ASL
Apple Public Source Licenses APSL
BSD License BSD
Common Development and Distribution License CDDL
Common Public License CPL
Code Project Open License CPOL
Eclipse Public License v1.0 EPL10
Globus Toolkit Public License GTPL
GNU General Public License v,1 v2 & v3 GPL
GNU GPL 3 Affero AGPLv3
IBM Public License IBMPL
Intel Open Source License IOSL
International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs IBMILA
Microsoft Community License MSCL
Microsoft Limited Community License MSLCL
Microsoft Limited Permissive License MSLPL
Microsoft Permissive License MSPL
Microsoft Reference License MSRL
Microsoft Visual Studio SDK License MSVSSDK
MIT Derived License MITD
Mozilla Public License Version 1.0 MPL10
Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 MPL11
Netscape Public License, Version 1.0 NPL10
Netscape Public License, Version 1.1 NPL11
Open Software License OSL
PHP License PHPL
Python License CNRIPL
Python Software Foundation License PSFL
Sleepycat Software Product License SL
Sun Industry Standards Source License SISSL
Sun Public License SPL
W3C Software License W3C
wxWindows Library License WXWLL
zlib/libpng License ZLL
Zope Public License ZPL


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