Risk Analysis & Compliance Requirements for Open Source Licenses

Click the links below for information and risk analysis on some of the most common open source licenses. We’ve categorized open source licenses based on 7 criteria: copyright risk, patent risk, royalty requirements, copyleft, linking options, and compliance with OSI’s Open Source Definition.

You will find complete information about the license: source URL and the full license text. Where relevant, we summarize notices required to comply.

The open source license information we provide is based on the most up-to-date data available. The data should not be received as legal advice. White Source is not liable for any potential damages. We recommend consulting a legal expert before making any open source licensing decisions.