Books and licenses

Authors can now specify the license of their books, by simply placing a standard LICENSE file at the root of their source. Common licenses are automatically parsed and detected.

Book license screenshot

We automatically detect the following licenses :

  • GNU GPL v3.0
  • Simplified BSD
  • New BSD
  • GNU GPL v2.0
  • GNU Affero GPL v3.0
  • Apache License 2.0
  • Public Domain (Unlicense)
  • MIT License
  • Artistic License 2.0
  • CC0 1.0 Universal
  • Eclipse Public License v1.0
  • GNU LGPL v3.0
  • Mozilla Public License 2.0
  • ISC license
  • GNU LGPL v2.1

By default books are categorized as having no license. We do recommend authors to add a license whenever possible to avoid confusion.

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