Blue Oak Council

Permissive licenses are the bread and butter of software development: simple, effective, and on just about everyone’s “go” list. But most information about free and open source software focuses on other, more complex licenses. The Council publishes this list to identify permissive licenses, so that everyone can recognize, rely on, and use them without expensive legal help.

License List

Version 9

This list is also available as JSON and an npm package.

Only the licenses rated Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Lead on this list are Blue Oak certified. The model license demonstrates all the characteristics the Council looks for when certifying licenses.

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