Licenses

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Software License List

These lists of licenses are those which are or which are not usable for any software component in IPFire. If you want to add a contribution under a different license, please contact legal@ipfire.org.

Good Licenses

Full Name Short Name FSF Free? GPLv2 Compat? GPLv3 Compat? URL (footnote)
Affero General Public License 1.0 AGPLv1 Yes No 1
Affero General Public License 3.0 AGPLv3 Yes No Sortof 2
Affero General Public License 3.0 or later AGPLv3+ Yes No Sortof 3
Apache Software License 1.0 ASL 1.0 Yes No No 4
Apache Software License 1.1 ASL 1.1 Yes No No 5
Apache Software License 2.0 ASL 2.0 Yes No Yes 6
Artistic (clarified) Artistic clarified Yes Yes Yes 7
Artistic 2.0 Artistic 2.0 Yes Yes Yes 8
Beerware License Beerware Yes Yes Yes 9
Boost Software License Boost Yes Yes Yes 10
BSD License (original) BSD with advertising Yes No No 11
BSD with attribution BSD with attribution Yes 12
BSD License (no advertising) BSD Yes Yes Yes 13
BSD License (two clause) BSD Yes Yes Yes 14
BSD Protection License BSD Protection Yes No No 15
CMU License (BSD like) MIT Yes Yes Yes 16
Common Development Distribution License CDDL Yes No No 17
Common Public License CPL Yes No No 18
Copyright Attribution Only Copyright only Yes Yes Yes 19
Creative Commons BSD BSD Yes Yes Yes 20
Creative Commons GNU GPL GPLv2+ Yes N/A See Matrix 21
Creative Commons GNU LGPL LGPLv2+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix 22
Do What The F*ck You Want To Public License WTFPL Yes Yes Yes 23
Docbook MIT License DMIT Yes No No 24
European Union Public License 1.1 EUPL 1.1 Yes Yes No 25
Freetype License FTL Yes No Yes 26
GNU General Public License (no version) GPL+ Yes Yes Yes 27
GNU General Public License (no version), with Classpath exception GPL+ with exceptions Yes Yes Yes 28
GNU General Public License (no version), with font embedding exception GPL+ with exceptions Yes Yes Yes 29
GNU General Public License v1.0 only GPLv1 Yes No No 30
GNU General Public License v1.0 or later GPL+ Yes Yes Yes 31
GNU General Public License v2.0 only GPLv2 Yes See Matrix See Matrix 32
GNU General Public License v2.0 only, with Classpath exception GPLv2 with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. Yes, if exception is used. 33
GNU General Public License v2.0 only, with font embedding exception GPLv2 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 34
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later GPLv2+ Yes N/A See Matrix 35
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later, with Classpath exception GPLv2+ with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. Yes, if exception is used. 36
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later, with font embedding exception GPLv2+ with exceptions Yes N/A See Matrix 37
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GPLv3 Yes See Matrix N/A 38
GNU General Public License v3.0 only, with Classpath exception GPLv3 with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. N/A 39
GNU General Public License v3.0 only, with font embedding exception GPLv3 with exceptions Yes See Matrix N/A 40
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GPLv3+ Yes See Matrix N/A 41
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later, with Classpath exception GPLv3+ with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. N/A 42
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later, with font embedding exception GPLv3+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix N/A 43
GNU Lesser General Public License (no version) LGPLv2+ Yes Yes Yes 44
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) only LGPLv2 Yes See Matrix See Matrix 45
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1), with exceptions LGPLv2 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 46
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) or later LGPLv2+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix 47
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) or later, with exceptions LGPLv2+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 48
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only LGPLv3 Yes See Matrix See Matrix 49
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only, with exceptions LGPLv3 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 50
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 or later LGPLv3+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix 51
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 or later, with exceptions LGPLv3+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 52
ImageMagick License ImageMagick Yes Yes Yes 53
ISC License (Bind, DHCP Server) ISC Yes Yes Yes 54
libtiff License libtiff Yes Yes Yes 55
MIT license (also X11) MIT Yes Yes Yes 56
Mozilla Public License v1.0 MPLv1.0 Yes No No 57
Mozilla Public License v1.1 MPLv1.1 Yes Compatible if dual licensed with GPL, otherwise Incompatible Compatible if dual licensed with GPL, otherwise Incompatible 58
Mozilla Public License v2.0 MPLv2.0 Yes Sometimes Sometimes 59
MySQL License GPLv2 with exceptions Yes ? 60
OpenLDAP License OpenLDAP Yes Yes Yes 61
OpenSSL License OpenSSL Yes No No 62
Perl License GPL+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes 63
Perl License (variant) GPLv2 or Artistic Yes Yes No 64
Perl License (variant) GPLv2+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes 65
Perl License (variant) LGPLv2+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes 66
PostgreSQL License PostgreSQL Yes Yes Yes 67
Public Domain Public Domain Yes Yes Yes 68
Python License Python Yes Yes Yes 69
Vim License Vim Yes Yes Yes 70
zlib/libpng License zlib Yes Yes Yes 71
zlib/libpng License with Acknowledgement zlib with acknowledgement Yes No No 72

  1. http://www.affero.org/oagpl.html 

  2. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html 

  3. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html 

  4. http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-1.0 

  5. http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-1.1 

  6. http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 

  7. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/ArtisticClarified 

  8. http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0 

  9. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/Beerware 

  10. http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt 

  11. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BSD#BSDwithAdvertising 

  12. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BSD_with_Attribution 

  13. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BSD#3ClauseBSD 

  14. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BSD#2ClauseBSD 

  15. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/BSD_Protection_License 

  16. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT 

  17. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/CDDL 

  18. http://www.eclipse.org/legal/cpl-v10.html 

  19. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/CopyrightOnly 

  20. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BSD/ 

  21. http://creativecommons.org/choose/cc-gpl 

  22. http://creativecommons.org/choose/cc-lgpl 

  23. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/WTFPL 

  24. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/DMIT 

  25. http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7774.html 

  26. http://freetype.fis.uniroma2.it/FTL.TXT 

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  30. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-1.0.txt 

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  32. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html 

  33. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/GPL_Classpath_Exception 

  34. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException 

  35. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html 

  36. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/GPL_Classpath_Exception 

  37. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException 

  38. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html 

  39. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/GPL_Classpath_Exception 

  40. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException 

  41. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html 

  42. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/GPL_Classpath_Exception 

  43. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException 

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  45. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html  

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  47. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html 

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  49. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/lgpl.html 

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  51. http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/lgpl.html 

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  53. http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php 

  54. https://www.isc.org/software/license 

  55. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/libtiff 

  56. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT 

  57. http://opensource.org/licenses/mozilla1.0.php 

  58. http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/MPL-1.1.html 

  59. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MPLv2.0 

  60. http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html 

  61. http://www.openldap.org/software/release/license.html 

  62. http://www.sdisw.com/openssl.htm 

  63. http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ 

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  67. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/PostgreSQL_License 

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  69. https://docs.python.org/3/license.html 

  70. http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/uganda.html 

  71. http://www.gzip.org/zlib/zlib_license.html 

  72. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/ZlibWithAcknowledgement 

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