Full Name Short Name FSF Free? GPLv2 Compat? GPLv3 Compat? URL
Affero General Public License 1.0 AGPLv1 Yes No license
Affero General Public License 3.0 AGPLv3 Yes No Sortof license
Affero General Public License 3.0 or later AGPLv3+ Yes No Sortof license
Apache Software License 1.0 ASL 1.0 Yes No No license
Apache Software License 1.1 ASL 1.1 Yes No No license
Apache Software License 2.0 ASL 2.0 Yes No Yes license
Artistic (clarified) Artistic clarified Yes Yes Yes license
Artistic 2.0 Artistic 2.0 Yes Yes Yes license
Beerware License Beerware Yes Yes Yes license
Boost Software License Boost Yes Yes Yes license
BSD License (original) BSD with advertising Yes No No license
BSD with attribution BSD with attribution Yes license
BSD License (no advertising) BSD Yes Yes Yes license
BSD License (two clause) BSD Yes Yes Yes license
BSD Protection License BSD Protection Yes No No license
CMU License (BSD like) MIT Yes Yes Yes license
Common Development Distribution License CDDL Yes No No license
Common Public License CPL Yes No No license
Copyright Attribution Only Copyright only Yes Yes Yes license
Creative Commons BSD BSD Yes Yes Yes license
Creative Commons GNU GPL GPLv2+ Yes N/A See Matrix license
Creative Commons GNU LGPL LGPLv2+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
Do What The F*ck You Want To Public License WTFPL Yes Yes Yes license
Docbook MIT License DMIT Yes No No license
European Union Public License 1.1 EUPL 1.1 Yes Yes No license
Freetype License FTL Yes No Yes license
GNU General Public License (no version) GPL+ Yes Yes Yes 1
GNU General Public License (no version), with Classpath exception GPL+ with exceptions Yes Yes Yes 2
GNU General Public License (no version), with font embedding exception GPL+ with exceptions Yes Yes Yes 3
GNU General Public License v1.0 only GPLv1 Yes No No license
GNU General Public License v1.0 or later GPL+ Yes Yes Yes 4
GNU General Public License v2.0 only GPLv2 Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
GNU General Public License v2.0 only, with Classpath exception GPLv2 with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. Yes, if exception is used. license
GNU General Public License v2.0 only, with font embedding exception GPLv2 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later GPLv2+ Yes N/A See Matrix license
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. license
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later, with font embedding exception GPLv2+ with exceptions Yes N/A See Matrix license
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GPLv3 Yes See Matrix N/A license
GNU General Public License v3.0 only, with Classpath exception GPLv3 with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. N/A license
GNU General Public License v3.0 only, with font embedding exception GPLv3 with exceptions Yes See Matrix N/A license
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GPLv3+ Yes See Matrix N/A license
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later, with Classpath exception GPLv3+ with exceptions Yes Yes, if exception is used. N/A license
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later, with font embedding exception GPLv3+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix N/A license
GNU Lesser General Public License (no version) LGPLv2+ Yes Yes Yes 5
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) only LGPLv2 Yes See Matrix See Matrix license 6
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1), with exceptions LGPLv2 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 7
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) or later LGPLv2+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (or 2.1) or later, with exceptions LGPLv2+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 8
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only LGPLv3 Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only, with exceptions LGPLv3 with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 9
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 or later LGPLv3+ Yes See Matrix See Matrix license
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 or later, with exceptions LGPLv3+ with exceptions Yes See Matrix See Matrix 10
ImageMagick License ImageMagick Yes Yes Yes license
ISC License (Bind, DHCP Server) ISC Yes Yes Yes license
libtiff License libtiff Yes Yes Yes license
MIT license (also X11) MIT Yes Yes Yes license
Mozilla Public License v1.0 MPLv1.0 Yes No No license
Mozilla Public License v1.1 MPLv1.1 Yes Compatible if dual licensed with GPL, otherwise Incompatible Compatible if dual licensed with GPL, otherwise Incompatible license
Mozilla Public License v2.0 MPLv2.0 Yes Sometimes Sometimes license
MySQL License GPLv2 with exceptions Yes ? license
OpenLDAP License OpenLDAP Yes Yes Yes license
OpenSSL License OpenSSL Yes No No license
Perl License GPL+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes license
Perl License (variant) GPLv2 or Artistic Yes Yes No 11
Perl License (variant) GPLv2+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes 12
Perl License (variant) LGPLv2+ or Artistic Yes Yes Yes 13
PostgreSQL License PostgreSQL Yes Yes Yes license
Public Domain Public Domain Yes Yes Yes 14
Python License Python Yes Yes Yes license
Vim License Vim Yes Yes Yes license
zlib/libpng License zlib Yes Yes Yes license
zlib/libpng License with Acknowledgement zlib with acknowledgement Yes No No license

  1. A GPL or LGPL licensed package that lacks any statement of what version that it's licensed under in the source code/program output/accompanying docs is technically licensed under any version of the GPL or LGPL, not just the version in whatever COPYING file they include. 

  2. A GPL or LGPL licensed package that lacks any statement of what version that it's licensed under in the source code/program output/accompanying docs is technically licensed under any version of the GPL or LGPL, not just the version in whatever COPYING file they include. And if they manage to grant the Classpath exception without specifying a version, you get this strange beast. 

  3. A GPL or LGPL licensed package that lacks any statement of what version that it's licensed under in the source code/program output/accompanying docs is technically licensed under any version of the GPL or LGPL, not just the version in whatever COPYING file they include. And if they manage to grant the font embedding exception without specifying a version, you get this strange beast. 

  4. Note that this is not GPLv1+, because 1+ is the same as any version. 

  5. A GPL or LGPL licensed package that lacks any statement of what version that it's licensed under in the source code/program output/accompanying docs is technically licensed under any version of the GPL or LGPL, not just the version in whatever COPYING file they include. Note that this is LGPLv2+, not LGPL+, because version 2 was the first version of LGPL. Note that this license was originally referred to as the GNU Library General Public License v2, but all current versions (v2.1 or newer) of the license are correctly known as the GNU Lesser General Public License. 

  6. Note that this license was originally referred to as the GNU Library General Public License v2, but all current versions (v2.1 or newer) of the license are correctly known as the GNU Lesser General Public License. 

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  9. Please be sure that any exceptions are approved by emailing them to legal@ipfire.org first. 

  10. Please be sure that any exceptions are approved by emailing them to legal@ipfire.org first. 

  11. Some perl packages explicitly state GPLv2, only use this license for those cases 

  12. Some perl packages explicitly state GPLv2+, only use this license for those cases 

  13. Some perl packages explicitly state LGPLv2+ (extremely uncommon), only use this license for those cases 

  14. Being in the public domain is not a license; rather, it means the material is not copyrighted and no license is needed. 

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