The Apache License 2.0 has been selected by the OSSCC as the best choice for an academical license.

OSI compliance

The Apache License 2.0 is a fully OSI compliant license.

License type

The Apache license 2.0 is an academical license.


The Apache license 2.0 license gives patent grants and it contains rules that help to defend against patent trolls.

The Apache license in collaborative works

The Apache license allows code flow from and to Apache licensed projects into projects under a different license. Any fraction of Apache licensed code may be incorporated into any other work.

For this reason, the Apache license is one of the licenses recommended by the OSSCC for new projects.

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