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  • MIT License (Expat) 537498 82

    Code License managed by kevin

    5 Rules 1 Rules 2 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Sublicense Private Use Hold Liable Include Copyright Include License
  • Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0) 443225 69

    Code License managed by kevin

    7 Rules 2 Rules 4 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Sublicense Private Use Use Patent Claims Place Warranty Hold Liable Use Trademark Include Copyright Include License State Changes Include Notice
  • GNU General Public License v3 (GPL-3) 267934 46

    Code License managed by kevin

    5 Rules 2 Rules 6 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Place Warranty Use Patent Claims Sublicense Hold Liable Include Original State Changes Disclose Source Include License Include Copyright Include Install Instructions
  • BSD 3-Clause License (Revised) 133194 21

    Code License managed by kevin

    4 Rules 2 Rules 2 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Place Warranty Use Trademark Hold Liable Include Copyright Include License
  • GNU General Public License v2.0 (GPL-2.0) 123069 15

    Code License managed by kevin

    4 Rules 2 Rules 5 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Place Warranty Sublicense Hold Liable Include Original Disclose Source Include Copyright State Changes Include License
  • GNU Lesser General Public License v3 (LGPL-3.0) 116006 14

    Code License managed by kevin

    5 Rules 2 Rules 6 Rules
    Commercial Use Modify Distribute Place Warranty Use Patent Claims Sublicense Hold Liable Include Original State Changes Disclose Source Include License Include Copyright Include Install Instructions


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