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Can I use Apache License, Version 2.0 in my API?
Joined: Jul 23, 2007
Dec 07, 2010 02:19:49
I have created one API (jar) which I want to open source. I was hosting it then someone advised me to use some license. I googled it and found that I can apache License 2.0.
Can someone advise me if I can use this license in my API and distribute it freely?
Thanks and Regards,
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The Jovial Java
Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Dec 07, 2010 02:31:29
Yes, you can. Be sure to read
, so you know the implications of it.
You may also want to check out other licenses, like the various GNU licenses:
is closest to the Apache license, while the
are rather different. It's definitely something to think about - what do you want to achieve with your project, how would you like people to use it, etc.
Jesper de Jong
Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Dec 07, 2010 03:40:08
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