The Apache logo
|Author||Apache Software Foundation|
|Copyright||Apache Software Foundation|
|GPL compatible||Yes - GPLv3|
|Linking from code with a different license||Yes|
The Apache License is a free software license made by the Apache Software Foundation. All of the Apache Software Foundation's software and projects, such as the Apache HTTP Server, use this license. Some software that is not made by the Apache Software Foundation also use this license. In May 2008, Google said that 25.8 percent of projects hosted on Google Code used this license.
Version history[change | change source]
- Version 1.0 – The first Apache license.
- Version 1.1 – Approved by the Apache Software Foundation in 2000.
- Version 2.0 – The current version, version 2.0 was approved in 2004. This version was made to be easy for projects outside of the Apache Software Foundation to use.
References[change | change source]
- "Licenses". Apache Software Foundation. http://www.apache.org/licenses/. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
- "The Apache Software License (ASL)". The Big DFSG-compatible Licenses. Debian Project. http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses#The_Apache_Software_License_.28ASL.29. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
- "Apache License, Version 2.0". The GNU Project. Free Software Foundation. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#apache2. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
- "OSI-approved licenses by name". Open Source Initiative. http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
- "Standing Against License Proliferation". Open Source at Google. http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2008/05/standing-against-license-proliferation.html. Retrieved April 9, 2011.