SPDX License List

The SPDX License List is an integral part of the SPDX Specification. The SPDX License List itself is a list of commonly found licenses and exceptions used in free and open or collaborative software, data, hardware, or documentation. The SPDX License List includes a standardized short identifier, the full name, the license text, and a canonical permanent URL for each license and exception.

The purpose of the SPDX License List is to enable efficient and reliable identification of such licenses and exceptions in an SPDX document, in source files or elsewhere.

Version: 3.12 2021-03-07

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Full nameIdentifierFSF Free/Libre?OSI Approved?
BSD Zero Clause License 0BSD Y
Attribution Assurance License AAL Y
Abstyles License Abstyles
Adobe Systems Incorporated Source Code License Agreement Adobe-2006
Adobe Glyph List License Adobe-Glyph
Amazon Digital Services License ADSL
Academic Free License v1.1 AFL-1.1 Y Y
Academic Free License v1.2 AFL-1.2 Y Y
Academic Free License v2.0 AFL-2.0 Y Y
Academic Free License v2.1 AFL-2.1 Y Y
Academic Free License v3.0 AFL-3.0 Y Y
Afmparse License Afmparse
Affero General Public License v1.0 only AGPL-1.0-only
Affero General Public License v1.0 or later AGPL-1.0-or-later
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 only AGPL-3.0-only Y Y
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 or later AGPL-3.0-or-later Y Y
Aladdin Free Public License Aladdin
AMD's plpa_map.c License AMDPLPA
Apple MIT License AML
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences BSD AMPAS
ANTLR Software Rights Notice ANTLR-PD
ANTLR Software Rights Notice with license fallback ANTLR-PD-fallback
Apache License 1.0 Apache-1.0 Y
Apache License 1.1 Apache-1.1 Y Y
Apache License 2.0 Apache-2.0 Y Y
Adobe Postscript AFM License APAFML
Adaptive Public License 1.0 APL-1.0 Y
Apple Public Source License 1.0 APSL-1.0 Y
Apple Public Source License 1.1 APSL-1.1 Y
Apple Public Source License 1.2 APSL-1.2 Y
Apple Public Source License 2.0 APSL-2.0 Y Y
Artistic License 1.0 Artistic-1.0 Y
Artistic License 1.0 w/clause 8 Artistic-1.0-cl8 Y
Artistic License 1.0 (Perl) Artistic-1.0-Perl Y
Artistic License 2.0 Artistic-2.0 Y Y
Bahyph License Bahyph
Barr License Barr
Beerware License Beerware
BitTorrent Open Source License v1.0 BitTorrent-1.0
BitTorrent Open Source License v1.1 BitTorrent-1.1 Y
SQLite Blessing blessing
Blue Oak Model License 1.0.0 BlueOak-1.0.0
Borceux license Borceux
BSD 1-Clause License BSD-1-Clause Y
BSD 2-Clause "Simplified" License BSD-2-Clause Y
BSD-2-Clause Plus Patent License BSD-2-Clause-Patent Y
BSD 2-Clause with views sentence BSD-2-Clause-Views
BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD-3-Clause Y Y
BSD with attribution BSD-3-Clause-Attribution
BSD 3-Clause Clear License BSD-3-Clause-Clear Y
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs BSD variant license BSD-3-Clause-LBNL Y
BSD 3-Clause Modification BSD-3-Clause-Modification
BSD 3-Clause No Nuclear License BSD-3-Clause-No-Nuclear-License
BSD 3-Clause No Nuclear License 2014 BSD-3-Clause-No-Nuclear-License-2014
BSD 3-Clause No Nuclear Warranty BSD-3-Clause-No-Nuclear-Warranty
BSD 3-Clause Open MPI variant BSD-3-Clause-Open-MPI
BSD 4-Clause "Original" or "Old" License BSD-4-Clause Y
BSD 4 Clause Shortened BSD-4-Clause-Shortened
BSD-4-Clause (University of California-Specific) BSD-4-Clause-UC
BSD Protection License BSD-Protection
BSD Source Code Attribution BSD-Source-Code
Boost Software License 1.0 BSL-1.0 Y Y
Business Source License 1.1 BUSL-1.1
bzip2 and libbzip2 License v1.0.5 bzip2-1.0.5
bzip2 and libbzip2 License v1.0.6 bzip2-1.0.6
Computational Use of Data Agreement v1.0 C-UDA-1.0
Cryptographic Autonomy License 1.0 CAL-1.0 Y
Cryptographic Autonomy License 1.0 (Combined Work Exception) CAL-1.0-Combined-Work-Exception Y
Caldera License Caldera
Computer Associates Trusted Open Source License 1.1 CATOSL-1.1 Y
Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 Generic CC-BY-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic CC-BY-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic CC-BY-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported CC-BY-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Austria CC-BY-3.0-AT
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States CC-BY-3.0-US
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC-BY-4.0 Y
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 1.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 2.5 Generic CC-BY-NC-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported CC-BY-NC-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International CC-BY-NC-4.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 1.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-ND-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 2.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 2.5 Generic CC-BY-NC-ND-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 IGO CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0-IGO
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 1.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-SA-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.5 Generic CC-BY-NC-SA-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 1.0 Generic CC-BY-ND-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 2.0 Generic CC-BY-ND-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 2.5 Generic CC-BY-ND-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 3.0 Unported CC-BY-ND-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 4.0 International CC-BY-ND-4.0
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 1.0 Generic CC-BY-SA-1.0
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 Generic CC-BY-SA-2.0
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 England and Wales CC-BY-SA-2.0-UK
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.1 Japan CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Generic CC-BY-SA-2.5
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Unported CC-BY-SA-3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Austria CC-BY-SA-3.0-AT
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International CC-BY-SA-4.0 Y
Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication and Certification CC-PDDC
Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal CC0-1.0 Y
Common Development and Distribution License 1.0 CDDL-1.0 Y Y
Common Development and Distribution License 1.1 CDDL-1.1
Community Data License Agreement Permissive 1.0 CDLA-Permissive-1.0
Community Data License Agreement Sharing 1.0 CDLA-Sharing-1.0
CeCILL Free Software License Agreement v1.0 CECILL-1.0
CeCILL Free Software License Agreement v1.1 CECILL-1.1
CeCILL Free Software License Agreement v2.0 CECILL-2.0 Y
CeCILL Free Software License Agreement v2.1 CECILL-2.1 Y
CeCILL-B Free Software License Agreement CECILL-B Y
CeCILL-C Free Software License Agreement CECILL-C Y
CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.1 CERN-OHL-1.1
CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.2 CERN-OHL-1.2
CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2 - Permissive CERN-OHL-P-2.0 Y
CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2 - Strongly Reciprocal CERN-OHL-S-2.0 Y
CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2 - Weakly Reciprocal CERN-OHL-W-2.0 Y
Clarified Artistic License ClArtistic Y
CNRI Jython License CNRI-Jython
CNRI Python License CNRI-Python Y
CNRI Python Open Source GPL Compatible License Agreement CNRI-Python-GPL-Compatible
Condor Public License v1.1 Condor-1.1 Y
copyleft-next 0.3.0 copyleft-next-0.3.0
copyleft-next 0.3.1 copyleft-next-0.3.1
Common Public Attribution License 1.0 CPAL-1.0 Y Y
Common Public License 1.0 CPL-1.0 Y Y
Code Project Open License 1.02 CPOL-1.02
Crossword License Crossword
CrystalStacker License CrystalStacker
CUA Office Public License v1.0 CUA-OPL-1.0 Y
Cube License Cube
curl License curl
Deutsche Freie Software Lizenz D-FSL-1.0
diffmark license diffmark
DOC License DOC
Dotseqn License Dotseqn
Detection Rule License 1.0 DRL-1.0
DSDP License DSDP
dvipdfm License dvipdfm
Educational Community License v1.0 ECL-1.0 Y
Educational Community License v2.0 ECL-2.0 Y Y
Eiffel Forum License v1.0 EFL-1.0 Y
Eiffel Forum License v2.0 EFL-2.0 Y Y
eGenix.com Public License 1.1.0 eGenix
Entessa Public License v1.0 Entessa Y
EPICS Open License EPICS
Eclipse Public License 1.0 EPL-1.0 Y Y
Eclipse Public License 2.0 EPL-2.0 Y Y
Erlang Public License v1.1 ErlPL-1.1
Etalab Open License 2.0 etalab-2.0
EU DataGrid Software License EUDatagrid Y Y
European Union Public License 1.0 EUPL-1.0
European Union Public License 1.1 EUPL-1.1 Y Y
European Union Public License 1.2 EUPL-1.2 Y Y
Eurosym License Eurosym
Fair License Fair Y
Frameworx Open License 1.0 Frameworx-1.0 Y
FreeBSD Documentation License FreeBSD-DOC
FreeImage Public License v1.0 FreeImage
FSF All Permissive License FSFAP Y
FSF Unlimited License FSFUL
FSF Unlimited License (with License Retention) FSFULLR
Freetype Project License FTL Y
GD License GD
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 only - invariants GFDL-1.1-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 or later - invariants GFDL-1.1-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 only - no invariants GFDL-1.1-no-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 or later - no invariants GFDL-1.1-no-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 only GFDL-1.1-only Y
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 or later GFDL-1.1-or-later Y
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 only - invariants GFDL-1.2-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 or later - invariants GFDL-1.2-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 only - no invariants GFDL-1.2-no-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 or later - no invariants GFDL-1.2-no-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 only GFDL-1.2-only Y
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 or later GFDL-1.2-or-later Y
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 only - invariants GFDL-1.3-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 or later - invariants GFDL-1.3-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 only - no invariants GFDL-1.3-no-invariants-only
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 or later - no invariants GFDL-1.3-no-invariants-or-later
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 only GFDL-1.3-only Y
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 or later GFDL-1.3-or-later Y
Giftware License Giftware
GL2PS License GL2PS
3dfx Glide License Glide
Glulxe License Glulxe
Good Luck With That Public License GLWTPL
gnuplot License gnuplot Y
GNU General Public License v1.0 only GPL-1.0-only
GNU General Public License v1.0 or later GPL-1.0-or-later
GNU General Public License v2.0 only GPL-2.0-only Y Y
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later GPL-2.0-or-later Y Y
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GPL-3.0-only Y Y
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GPL-3.0-or-later Y Y
gSOAP Public License v1.3b gSOAP-1.3b
Haskell Language Report License HaskellReport
Hippocratic License 2.1 Hippocratic-2.1
Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer HPND Y Y
Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer - sell variant HPND-sell-variant
HTML Tidy License HTMLTIDY
IBM PowerPC Initialization and Boot Software IBM-pibs
ICU License ICU
Independent JPEG Group License IJG Y
ImageMagick License ImageMagick
iMatix Standard Function Library Agreement iMatix Y
Imlib2 License Imlib2 Y
Info-ZIP License Info-ZIP
Intel Open Source License Intel Y Y
Intel ACPI Software License Agreement Intel-ACPI
Interbase Public License v1.0 Interbase-1.0
IPA Font License IPA Y Y
IBM Public License v1.0 IPL-1.0 Y Y
ISC License ISC Y Y
JasPer License JasPer-2.0
Japan Network Information Center License JPNIC
JSON License JSON
Licence Art Libre 1.2 LAL-1.2
Licence Art Libre 1.3 LAL-1.3
Latex2e License Latex2e
Leptonica License Leptonica
GNU Library General Public License v2 only LGPL-2.0-only Y
GNU Library General Public License v2 or later LGPL-2.0-or-later Y
GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1 only LGPL-2.1-only Y Y
GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1 or later LGPL-2.1-or-later Y Y
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only LGPL-3.0-only Y Y
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 or later LGPL-3.0-or-later Y Y
Lesser General Public License For Linguistic Resources LGPLLR
libpng License Libpng
PNG Reference Library version 2 libpng-2.0
libselinux public domain notice libselinux-1.0
libtiff License libtiff
Licence Libre du Québec – Permissive version 1.1 LiLiQ-P-1.1 Y
Licence Libre du Québec – Réciprocité version 1.1 LiLiQ-R-1.1 Y
Licence Libre du Québec – Réciprocité forte version 1.1 LiLiQ-Rplus-1.1 Y
Linux Kernel Variant of OpenIB.org license Linux-OpenIB
Lucent Public License Version 1.0 LPL-1.0 Y
Lucent Public License v1.02 LPL-1.02 Y Y
LaTeX Project Public License v1.0 LPPL-1.0
LaTeX Project Public License v1.1 LPPL-1.1
LaTeX Project Public License v1.2 LPPL-1.2 Y
LaTeX Project Public License v1.3a LPPL-1.3a Y
LaTeX Project Public License v1.3c LPPL-1.3c Y
MakeIndex License MakeIndex
The MirOS Licence MirOS Y
MIT License MIT Y Y
MIT No Attribution MIT-0 Y
Enlightenment License (e16) MIT-advertising
CMU License MIT-CMU
enna License MIT-enna
feh License MIT-feh
MIT License Modern Variant MIT-Modern-Variant Y
MIT Open Group variant MIT-open-group
MIT +no-false-attribs license MITNFA
Motosoto License Motosoto Y
mpich2 License mpich2
Mozilla Public License 1.0 MPL-1.0 Y
Mozilla Public License 1.1 MPL-1.1 Y Y
Mozilla Public License 2.0 MPL-2.0 Y Y
Mozilla Public License 2.0 (no copyleft exception) MPL-2.0-no-copyleft-exception Y
Microsoft Public License MS-PL Y Y
Microsoft Reciprocal License MS-RL Y Y
Matrix Template Library License MTLL
Mulan Permissive Software License, Version 1 MulanPSL-1.0
Mulan Permissive Software License, Version 2 MulanPSL-2.0 Y
Multics License Multics Y
Mup License Mup
Nara Institute of Science and Technology License (2003) NAIST-2003
NASA Open Source Agreement 1.3 NASA-1.3 Y
Naumen Public License Naumen Y
Net Boolean Public License v1 NBPL-1.0
Non-Commercial Government Licence NCGL-UK-2.0
University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License NCSA Y Y
Net-SNMP License Net-SNMP
NetCDF license NetCDF
Newsletr License Newsletr
Nethack General Public License NGPL Y
NIST Public Domain Notice NIST-PD
NIST Public Domain Notice with license fallback NIST-PD-fallback
Norwegian Licence for Open Government Data NLOD-1.0
No Limit Public License NLPL
Nokia Open Source License Nokia Y Y
Netizen Open Source License NOSL Y
Noweb License Noweb
Netscape Public License v1.0 NPL-1.0 Y
Netscape Public License v1.1 NPL-1.1 Y
Non-Profit Open Software License 3.0 NPOSL-3.0 Y
NRL License NRL
NTP License NTP Y
NTP No Attribution NTP-0
Open Use of Data Agreement v1.0 O-UDA-1.0
Open CASCADE Technology Public License OCCT-PL
OCLC Research Public License 2.0 OCLC-2.0 Y
Open Data Commons Open Database License v1.0 ODbL-1.0 Y
Open Data Commons Attribution License v1.0 ODC-By-1.0
SIL Open Font License 1.0 OFL-1.0 Y
SIL Open Font License 1.0 with no Reserved Font Name OFL-1.0-no-RFN
SIL Open Font License 1.0 with Reserved Font Name OFL-1.0-RFN
SIL Open Font License 1.1 OFL-1.1 Y Y
SIL Open Font License 1.1 with no Reserved Font Name OFL-1.1-no-RFN Y
SIL Open Font License 1.1 with Reserved Font Name OFL-1.1-RFN Y
OGC Software License, Version 1.0 OGC-1.0
Taiwan Open Government Data License, version 1.0 OGDL-Taiwan-1.0
Open Government Licence - Canada OGL-Canada-2.0
Open Government Licence v1.0 OGL-UK-1.0
Open Government Licence v2.0 OGL-UK-2.0
Open Government Licence v3.0 OGL-UK-3.0
Open Group Test Suite License OGTSL Y
Open LDAP Public License v1.1 OLDAP-1.1
Open LDAP Public License v1.2 OLDAP-1.2
Open LDAP Public License v1.3 OLDAP-1.3
Open LDAP Public License v1.4 OLDAP-1.4
Open LDAP Public License v2.0 (or possibly 2.0A and 2.0B) OLDAP-2.0
Open LDAP Public License v2.0.1 OLDAP-2.0.1
Open LDAP Public License v2.1 OLDAP-2.1
Open LDAP Public License v2.2 OLDAP-2.2
Open LDAP Public License v2.2.1 OLDAP-2.2.1
Open LDAP Public License 2.2.2 OLDAP-2.2.2
Open LDAP Public License v2.3 OLDAP-2.3 Y
Open LDAP Public License v2.4 OLDAP-2.4
Open LDAP Public License v2.5 OLDAP-2.5
Open LDAP Public License v2.6 OLDAP-2.6
Open LDAP Public License v2.7 OLDAP-2.7 Y
Open LDAP Public License v2.8 OLDAP-2.8 Y
Open Market License OML
OpenSSL License OpenSSL Y
Open Public License v1.0 OPL-1.0
OSET Public License version 2.1 OSET-PL-2.1 Y
Open Software License 1.0 OSL-1.0 Y Y
Open Software License 1.1 OSL-1.1 Y
Open Software License 2.0 OSL-2.0 Y Y
Open Software License 2.1 OSL-2.1 Y Y
Open Software License 3.0 OSL-3.0 Y Y
The Parity Public License 6.0.0 Parity-6.0.0
The Parity Public License 7.0.0 Parity-7.0.0
Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication & License 1.0 PDDL-1.0
PHP License v3.0 PHP-3.0 Y
PHP License v3.01 PHP-3.01 Y Y
Plexus Classworlds License Plexus
PolyForm Noncommercial License 1.0.0 PolyForm-Noncommercial-1.0.0
PolyForm Small Business License 1.0.0 PolyForm-Small-Business-1.0.0
PostgreSQL License PostgreSQL Y
Python Software Foundation License 2.0 PSF-2.0
psfrag License psfrag
psutils License psutils
Python License 2.0 Python-2.0 Y Y
Qhull License Qhull
Q Public License 1.0 QPL-1.0 Y Y
Rdisc License Rdisc
Red Hat eCos Public License v1.1 RHeCos-1.1
Reciprocal Public License 1.1 RPL-1.1 Y
Reciprocal Public License 1.5 RPL-1.5 Y
RealNetworks Public Source License v1.0 RPSL-1.0 Y Y
RSA Message-Digest License RSA-MD
Ricoh Source Code Public License RSCPL Y
Ruby License Ruby Y
Sax Public Domain Notice SAX-PD
Saxpath License Saxpath
SCEA Shared Source License SCEA
Sendmail License Sendmail
Sendmail License 8.23 Sendmail-8.23
SGI Free Software License B v1.0 SGI-B-1.0
SGI Free Software License B v1.1 SGI-B-1.1
SGI Free Software License B v2.0 SGI-B-2.0 Y
Solderpad Hardware License v0.5 SHL-0.5
Solderpad Hardware License, Version 0.51 SHL-0.51
Simple Public License 2.0 SimPL-2.0 Y
Sun Industry Standards Source License v1.1 SISSL Y Y
Sun Industry Standards Source License v1.2 SISSL-1.2
Sleepycat License Sleepycat Y Y
Standard ML of New Jersey License SMLNJ Y
Secure Messaging Protocol Public License SMPPL
SNIA Public License 1.1 SNIA
Spencer License 86 Spencer-86
Spencer License 94 Spencer-94
Spencer License 99 Spencer-99
Sun Public License v1.0 SPL-1.0 Y Y
SSH OpenSSH license SSH-OpenSSH
SSH short notice SSH-short
Server Side Public License, v 1 SSPL-1.0
SugarCRM Public License v1.1.3 SugarCRM-1.1.3
Scheme Widget Library (SWL) Software License Agreement SWL
TAPR Open Hardware License v1.0 TAPR-OHL-1.0
TCL/TK License TCL
TCP Wrappers License TCP-wrappers
TMate Open Source License TMate
TORQUE v2.5+ Software License v1.1 TORQUE-1.1
Trusster Open Source License TOSL
Technische Universitaet Berlin License 1.0 TU-Berlin-1.0
Technische Universitaet Berlin License 2.0 TU-Berlin-2.0
Upstream Compatibility License v1.0 UCL-1.0 Y
Unicode License Agreement - Data Files and Software (2015) Unicode-DFS-2015
Unicode License Agreement - Data Files and Software (2016) Unicode-DFS-2016 Y
Unicode Terms of Use Unicode-TOU
The Unlicense Unlicense Y Y
Universal Permissive License v1.0 UPL-1.0 Y Y
Vim License Vim Y
VOSTROM Public License for Open Source VOSTROM
Vovida Software License v1.0 VSL-1.0 Y
W3C Software Notice and License (2002-12-31) W3C Y Y
W3C Software Notice and License (1998-07-20) W3C-19980720
W3C Software Notice and Document License (2015-05-13) W3C-20150513
Sybase Open Watcom Public License 1.0 Watcom-1.0 Y
Wsuipa License Wsuipa
Do What The F*ck You Want To Public License WTFPL Y
X11 License X11 Y
Xerox License Xerox
XFree86 License 1.1 XFree86-1.1 Y
xinetd License xinetd Y
X.Net License Xnet Y
XPP License xpp
XSkat License XSkat
Yahoo! Public License v1.0 YPL-1.0
Yahoo! Public License v1.1 YPL-1.1 Y
Zed License Zed
Zend License v2.0 Zend-2.0 Y
Zimbra Public License v1.3 Zimbra-1.3 Y
Zimbra Public License v1.4 Zimbra-1.4
zlib License Zlib Y Y
zlib/libpng License with Acknowledgement zlib-acknowledgement
Zope Public License 1.1 ZPL-1.1
Zope Public License 2.0 ZPL-2.0 Y Y
Zope Public License 2.1 ZPL-2.1 Y

Deprecated License Identifiers

Release 2.0 of the SPDX Specification introduced License Expressions that supports the ability to identify common variations of SPDX-identified licenses without the need to define each potential variation as a distinct license on the SPDX License List. This new syntax supports the ability to declare an SPDX-identified license exception using the "WITH" operator (e.g. GPL-2.0-or-later WITH Autoconf-exception-2.0), as well as the ability to use a simple "+" operator after a license short identifier to indicate "or later version". SPDX has defined a list of license exceptions to use after the "WITH" operator. As a result, a number of licenses formerly included on the SPDX License List have been deprecated, and correct usage employs the License Expression syntax as of v2.0.

Release 3.0 replaced previous Identifiers for GNU licenses with more explicit Identifiers to reflect the "this version only" or "any later version" option specific to those licenses. As such, the previously used Identifiers for those licenses are deprecated as of v3.0.

Other licenses may have been deprecated for the reasons noted.

The URL to each deprecated license still exists and those license pages have been updated to note the deprecation.

Full nameIdentifierDeprecated as of:
Affero General Public License v1.0 AGPL-1.0 3.1
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 AGPL-3.0 3.0
BSD 2-Clause FreeBSD License BSD-2-Clause-FreeBSD 3.10
BSD 2-Clause NetBSD License BSD-2-Clause-NetBSD 3.9
eCos license version 2.0 eCos-2.0 2.0rc2
GNU Free Documentation License v1.1 GFDL-1.1 3.0
GNU Free Documentation License v1.2 GFDL-1.2 3.0
GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 GFDL-1.3 3.0
GNU General Public License v1.0 only GPL-1.0 3.0
GNU General Public License v1.0 or later GPL-1.0+ 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 only GPL-2.0 3.0
GNU General Public License v2.0 or later GPL-2.0+ 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 w/Autoconf exception GPL-2.0-with-autoconf-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 w/Bison exception GPL-2.0-with-bison-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 w/Classpath exception GPL-2.0-with-classpath-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 w/Font exception GPL-2.0-with-font-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v2.0 w/GCC Runtime Library exception GPL-2.0-with-GCC-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GPL-3.0 3.0
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GPL-3.0+ 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v3.0 w/Autoconf exception GPL-3.0-with-autoconf-exception 2.0rc2
GNU General Public License v3.0 w/GCC Runtime Library exception GPL-3.0-with-GCC-exception 2.0rc2
GNU Library General Public License v2 only LGPL-2.0 3.0
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