⚠ LicenseDB is no longer actively developed. This is an archived (static) version of the site. The full project can be downloaded from Github.


Any directory names mentioned below refer to directory names you will find in the root of the project directory after you've downloaded the software using git.


The License Database is available as a single file in either HDT or Turtle format from licensedb.org/dl/. This archive is built from the files in data/.

The License Database itself is contributed to the public domain using the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication:

To the extent possible under law, the contributors of the License Database project waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to The License Database. See CC0 1.0 Universal for more information.


The Software consists of all the files in the git repository except for files under the data/ and upstream/ directories.

© 2015 Kuno Woudt

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


All the files in upstream/ are verbatim versions of licenses or license metadata, obtained directly from their publishers and included without modifications.

Most of these licenses are not explicit about the terms which apply to the license text itself. Our belief is that there is at least an implicit permission which allows distribution of verbatim copies of these licenses and their associated metadata.

If however you are the copyright holder for any of this data and wish for it to be removed from this project, please contact [email protected].