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  • MIT License (Expat) 1195518 89

    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) 843494 71

    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) 497842 49

    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
  • GNU Lesser General Public License v3 (LGPL-3.0) 405675 15

    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) 293559 22

    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 Affero General Public License v3 (AGPL-3.0) 240116 14

    Code License managed by kevin

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


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