Licenses

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The most commonly used licenses covering software packages on an Arch Linux system are found in the /usr/share/licenses/common directory. Additional less common licenses for software packages are found in the /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:

See also: Category:Licenses; Arch Packaging Standards#Licenses

Apache

CCPL - Creative Commons Licenses

CDDL - Common Development and Distribution License

CPL - Common Public License

EPL - Eclipse Public License

FDL1.2 - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

FDL1.3 - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3

GPL2 - GNU General Public License, Version 2.0

GPL3 - GNU General Public License, Version 3.0

LGPL2.1 - GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1

LGPL3 - GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3.0

LPPL - Latex Project Public License

MPL - Mozilla Public License

PHP - PHP License

PSF - Python Software Foundation License

PerlArtistic - The Artitistic License

RALINK - Ralink Technology Corporation Firmware License

RUBY - Ruby Programming Language License

ZPL - Zope Public License