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Third Party Content Licenses

Updated October 19, 2017

Approved Licenses

The following is a list of the most common licenses approved for use by third party code redistributed by Eclipse Foundation Projects. This list is not exhaustive. Should you have a query on a specific license not listed here, please contact

  • Apache Software License 1.0
  • Apache Software License 1.1
  • Apache Software License 2.0
  • BSD 2-Clause “Simplified” License
  • BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License
  • BSD 4-Clause “Original” or “Old” License
  • Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5
  • Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Unported) License
  • Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
  • Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
  • Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0
  • Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.1
  • Common Public License Version 1.0
  • GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.3
  • IBM Public License 1.0
  • MIT
  • Mozilla Public License Version 1.1
  • Mozilla Public License Version 2.0
  • W3C Software and Notice License (2002-12-31)
  • W3C Software Notice and License (1998-07-20)
  • W3C Software Notice and Document License (2015-05-13)

Non Approved Licenses

  • GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Sun Binary Code License Agreement

Please note the LGPL has been approved by the Eclipse Board of Directors in certain cases. Please contact for more information.

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