Not-Allowed Licenses

This page lists the licenses that are not-allowed for use in Fedora. This information is generated from the data maintained in the Fedora License Data repository.

SPDX Expression Full Name URL Notes

LicenseRef-msntp

MSNTP License

Commercial use restrictions

CC-BY-NC-1.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-1.0.html

LicenseRef-agere-sla

Agere LT Modem Driver License

This license is non-free. A copy of this license was obtained from http://www.mepis.org/node/10356 and is preserved here for reference.

gSOAP-1.3b

gSOAP Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/gSOAP-1.3b.html

Please note that while the "gSOAP Public License" is non-free, the "gSOAP Toolkit" is dual licensed as GPLv2 or gSOAP Public License.

LicenseRef-unrar

unrar license

Use restrictions, forced removal clause, see license page for details

LicenseRef-pine

Pine License

LicenseRef-SunBCL

Sun Binary Code License Agreement

Non-free, unless resolved with Supplemental License Terms. There are many variants of this, but this is more of a generic identifier

LicenseRef-commons-clause

Commons Clause

Commercial use restrictions

APL-1.0

Adaptive Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/APL-1.0.html

LicenseRef-OpenMotif

Open Motif Public End User License

Commercial use restrictions

LicenseRef-Spin

Spin Commercial License

LicenseRef-mame

MAME License

Commercial use restrictions. (project appears to have switched to GPLv2)

APSL-1.2

Apple Public Source License 1.2

https://spdx.org/licenses/APSL-1.2.html

This license is non-free. It used to live at http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/1.2.txt, but Apple has taken down all copies of the APSL prior to 2.0. This copy was taken from archive.org’s copy from April 15, 2008.

JSON

JSON License

https://spdx.org/licenses/JSON.html

The clause "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil." is impossible to parse or comply with.

LicenseRef-paul-hsieh-derivative

Paul Hsieh Derivative License

LicenseRef-osgi-spec-2.0

OSGi Specification License

Forbids modification

LicenseRef-Larabie-font

Larabie Fonts License

Cannot modify

LicenseRef-ARM-SDK

License Agreement for Application Response Measurement (ARM) SDK

LicenseRef-sun-rpc

Sun RPC License

Restrictions on modification, distribution

LicenseRef-ubuntu-font-1.0

Ubuntu Font License

Poorly written, cannot actually use fonts

LicenseRef-NPSL-0.94

Nmap Public Source License Version 0.92 (NPSL)

The "Proprietary software companies" text in the preamble is a field of use restriction.

OCCT-exception-1.0

Open CASCADE Technology Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/OCCT-exception-1.0.html

LicenseRef-MS-ss-cli

Microsoft’s Shared Source CLI/C#/Jscript License

Aladdin

Aladdin Free Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/Aladdin.html

CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0.html

LicenseRef-IEEE-2017

LicenseRef-scilab-en-2005

Scilab License (OLD)

Current versions of Scilab use the CeCILL license

LicenseRef-cc-nc-sampling-plus-1.0

Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0

LicenseRef-tpl-1.0

Terracotta Public License 1.0

Attribution requirements are burdensome, unclear, and potentially impossible to comply with (Section 14)

LicenseRef-odl

Open Directory License

link broken

LicenseRef-IBMsample

IBM Sample Code License

Use restrictions

CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0.html

RPL-1.0

Reciprocal Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/RPL-1.0.html

LicenseRef-DIP-SIPA-font

DIP SIPA Font License

Restrictions on modification

CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0-FR

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 France

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0-FR.html

LicenseRef-Intel

Intel IPW3945 Daemon License

No source permissions, binary EULA

CC-BY-NC-SA-1.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-1.0.html

LicenseRef-cmigemo

C/Migemo License

OSLC-2.0

OCLC Public Research License 2.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/OSLC-2.0.html

Appears to limit the price at which a copy can be charged, not just simply prohibiting imposition of royalties.

CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0-DE

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0-DE.html

CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0-IGO

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 IGO

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0-IGO.html

LicenseRef-paul-hsieh-exposition

Paul Hsieh Exposition License

LicenseRef-stanford-mrouted

mrouted license (old)

CC-BY-NC-3.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-3.0.html

LicenseRef-OpenFlow

Originally used by the OpenFlow project and later adopted by Mininet. Tolerated in OpenvSwitch and related packages existing in Fedora as of 2022-06-27.

LicenseRef-hessla

Hacktivismo Enhanced-Source Software License Agreement

broken link

LicenseRef-AMAP

AMAP License

Additional restrictions are non-free and GPL incompatible

Zimbra-1.3

Zimbra Public License 1.3

https://spdx.org/licenses/Zimbra-1.3.html

Badgeware clause does not make allowances for modifications in which it is not technically possible to preserve a 'logo', we must assume this provision constitutes an undue burden on the right of modification.

OPL-1.0

Open Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/OPL-1.0.html

LicenseRef-mcrae-pl-4-r53

McRae General Public License

Commercial use restrictions

APSL-1.1

Apple Public Source License 1.1

https://spdx.org/licenses/APSL-1.1.html

This license is non-free. It used to be available here: http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/1.1.txt, but that now only points to APSL 2.0. A copy was taken from archive.org’s snapshot from September 01, 2000.

LicenseRef-sun-ssscfr-1.1

Sun Solaris Source Code (Foundation Release) License

CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0-UK

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 England and Wales

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0-UK.html

SGI-B-1.0

SGI Free Software License B 1.1 or older

https://spdx.org/licenses/SGI-B-1.0.html

Version 2.0 is MIT, free and GPL compat.

LicenseRef-aptana-1.0

Aptana Public License

No permission to redistribute broken link

LicenseRef-Literat-font

Literat Font License

Cannot modify

APSL-1.0

Apple Public Source License 1.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/APSL-1.0.html

This license is non-free. At one point, it could be found at http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/1.0.txt, but that link now redirects to APSL 2.0. A copy of the license text has been taken from archive.org’s October 01, 2007 revision.

NASA-1.3

NASA Open Source Agreement v1.3

https://spdx.org/licenses/NASA-1.3.html

LicenseRef-unsplash

Unsplash License

Some use restrictions

LicenseRef-9wm

9wm License (Original)

The argument that there’s a strongly-implied right to modify is unlikely to fly in many countries outside the US. NOTE: 9wm has since been relicensed to MIT.

LicenseRef-Siren14

Siren14 License Agreement

CC-BY-NC-2.5

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-2.5.html

LicenseRef-Metasploit-1.2

Metasploit Framework License (pre 2006)

OGTSL

Open Group Test Suite License

https://spdx.org/licenses/OGTSL.html

Same flaws as Artistic 1.0

CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0.html

LicenseRef-uofu-rfpl

University of Utah Public License

link broken

EUPL-1.0

European Union Public License v1.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/EUPL-1.0.html

Non-free due to Article 13.

LicenseRef-sgi-glx-1.0

SGI GLX Public License 1.0

All GLX code now uses Free B 2.0

LicenseRef-SCSL

Sun Community Source License

Note as of 2022: link now link broken and webarchive not helpful, but kept here anyway

LicenseRef-amazon-sl

Amazon Software License

Section 3.3 is a clear field-of-use restriction

LicenseRef-free-fork

University of Washington Free Fork License

No longer used

CC-BY-NC-2.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-2.0.html

RSCPL

Ricoh Source Code Public License

https://spdx.org/licenses/RSCPL.html

LicenseRef-TORQUE

TORQUE v2.5+ Software License v1.0

Commercial use restriction. No link or license text found for v1.0 (v1.1 is allowed in Fedora)

LicenseRef-OpenMusic-yellow

LinuxTag Yellow OpenMusic License

Commercial use restrictions

LicenseRef-CACert

CACert Root Distribution License

Liability disclaimer is actually use restriction

CC-BY-NC-ND-1.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 1.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-1.0.html

CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0-DE

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0-DE.html

LicenseRef-SystemC-3.0

SystemC Open Source License

link broken, last time this page was recorded was before Accellera acquisition.

LicenseRef-helix

Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License

No source permissions, binary EULA broken link

CC-BY-NC-3.0-DE

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Germany

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-3.0-DE.html

LicenseRef-quicktime

Apple Quicktime License

No source related permissions

LicenseRef-NasaCDF

NASA CDF License

Commercial use restrictions, poorly worded

LicenseRef-W3C-20150201

W3C Documentation License

Does not permit modification, different from W3C Software License

YPL-1.0

Yahoo Public License 1.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/YPL-1.0.html

EFL-1.0

Eiffel Forum License 1.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/EFL-1.0.html

LicenseRef-lha

lha license

CC-BY-NC-SA-2.5

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-2.5.html

CC-BY-NC-4.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-4.0.html

Frameworx-1.0

Frameworx License

https://spdx.org/licenses/Frameworx-1.0.html

Non-free due to the limitation on charging for "Value-Added Services"

CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0.html

LicenseRef-iTunes

Apple iTunes License

No source related permissions

LicenseRef-squeak

Squeak License

link broken

CPOL-1.02

CodeProject Open License (CPOL)

https://spdx.org/licenses/CPOL-1.02.html

Unacceptable use restrictions

CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0-IGO

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0-IGO.html

CC-BY-NC-ND-2.5

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-2.5.html

LicenseRef-qmail

qmail License

deprecated, qmail is now public domain

Artistic-1.0-Perl

Artistic 1.0 (original)

https://spdx.org/licenses/Artistic-1.0-Perl.html

See: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ArtisticLicense

CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0.html

CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Generic

https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0.html

SSPL-1.0

Server Side Public License v1 (SSPL)

https://spdx.org/licenses/SSPL-1.0.html

Watcom-1.0

Sybase Open Watcom Public License 1.0

https://spdx.org/licenses/Watcom-1.0.html

LicenseRef-frontier-1.0

Frontier Artistic License

Non-free for the same reasons as regular Artistic 1.0 License broken link