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The most commonly used licenses covering software packages on an Arch Linux system are found in the {{ic|/usr/share/licenses/common}} directory. Additional less common licenses for software packages are found in the {{ic|/usr/share/licenses}} directory, in a subdirectory named for the software package in question. This page provides information about the most common licenses found in Arch Linux.
 
 
 
Additional information and perspectives on free and open source software licenses may be found on the following pages:
 
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software_licence Wikipedia - Free software license]
 
*[http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2008/foss-primer.html Software Freedom Law Center - A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html GNU Project - Various Licenses and Comments about Them]
 
*[http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/ Debian - License information]
 
*[http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical Open Source Initiative - Licenses by Name]
 
 
 
See also: [[:Category:Licenses]]; [[Arch Packaging Standards#Licenses]]
 
 
 
===Apache===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_license Wikipedia - Apache License]
 
*[http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html Text of Apache License, Version 2.0]
 
 
 
===CCPL - Creative Commons Licenses===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_Licenses Wikipedia - Creative Commons Licenses]
 
*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Text of Creative Commons Licenses]
 
 
===CDDL - Common Development and Distribution License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Development_and_Distribution_License Wikipedia - Common Development and Distribution License]
 
*[http://www.opensource.org/licenses/CDDL-1.0 Text of Common Development and Distribution License, Version 1.0]
 
 
 
===CPL - Common Public License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Public_License Wikipedia - Common Public License]
 
*[http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-cpl.html Text of Common Public License]
 
 
 
===EPL - Eclipse Public License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_Public_License Wikipedia - Eclipse Public License]
 
*[http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Text of Eclipse Public License, Version 1.0]
 
 
 
===FDL1.2 - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnu_free_documentation_license Wikipedia - GNU Free Documentation License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.txt Text of GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2]
 
 
 
===FDL1.3 - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnu_free_documentation_license Wikipedia - GNU Free Documentation License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3-standalone.html Text of GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3]
 
 
 
===GPL2 - GNU General Public License, Version 2.0===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License Wikipedia - GNU General Public License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html Text of GNU General Public License, Version 2.0]
 
 
 
===GPL3 - GNU General Public License, Version 3.0===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License Wikipedia - GNU General Public License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0-standalone.html Text of GNU General Public License, Version 3.0]
 
 
 
===LGPL2.1 - GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Lesser_General_Public_License Wikipedia - GNU Lesser General Public License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html#TOC1 Text of GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1]
 
 
 
===LGPL3 - GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3.0===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Lesser_General_Public_License Wikipedia - GNU Lesser General Public License]
 
*[http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0-standalone.html Text of GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3.0]
 
 
 
===LPPL - Latex Project Public License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX_Project_Public_License Wikipedia - LaTex Project Public License]
 
*[http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt Text of Latex Project Public License, Version 1.3c]
 
 
 
===MPL - Mozilla Public License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Public_License Wikipedia - Mozilla Public License]
 
*[http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/MPL-1.1.html Text of Mozilla Public License, Version 1.1]
 
 
 
===PHP - PHP License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP_license Wikipedia - PHP License]
 
*[http://www.php.net/license/3_0.txt Text of PHP License, Version 3.0]
 
 
 
===PSF - Python Software Foundation License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_Software_Foundation_License Wikipedia - Python Software Foundation License]
 
*[http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.4.2/license/ Text of Python Software Foundation Licenses]
 
 
 
===PerlArtistic - The Artitistic License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_Artistic_Licence Wikipedia - Artistic License]
 
*[http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_1_0 Text of the Artistic License, Version 1.0]
 
 
 
===RALINK - Ralink Technology Corporation Firmware License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralink Wikipedia - Ralink Technology, Corp.]
 
*[http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Firmware_license Text of Ralink Technology Corporation Firmware License]
 
 
 
===RUBY - Ruby Programming Language License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_License Wikipedia - Ruby License]
 
*[http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt Text of Ruby License]
 
 
 
===ZPL - Zope Public License===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zope_Public_License Wikipedia - Zope Public License]
 
*[http://old.zope.org/Resources/ZPL Text of Zope Public License, Version 2.1]
 

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