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The Apache Software Foundation uses various licenses to distribute software and documentation, and to accept regular contributions from individuals and corporations and larger grants of existing software products.

These licenses help us achieve our goal of providing reliable and long-lived software products through collaborative, open-source software development. In all cases, contributors retain full rights to use their original contributions for any other purpose outside of Apache while providing the ASF and its projects the right to distribute and build upon their work within Apache.

Licensing of ASF Products

All software produced by The Apache Software Foundation or any of its projects or subjects is licensed according to the terms of the documents listed below.

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Apache License 2.0 Our current license
Apache License 1.1 The 1.1 version of the Apache License was approved by the ASF in 2000
Apache License 1.0 This is the original Apache License

Contributor License Agreements

For information regarding our CLAs, please consult the ASF Contributor License Agreements page.

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Software Grant One-off software license to the ASF
How To How to submit CLAs/Software Grant
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ASF Export Classifications U.S. Export Classifications
ASF Trademark Use Policy Policy on using ASF Trademarks


For answers to frequently asked licensing questions, please consult our Licensing Frequently Asked Questions page.