Is the license of the Android Open Source Project Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 or Apache 2.0?
Written in Content License page. AOSP have 2 categories for its licenses.
- Source code, documentation – Apache 2.0 license
- Site content – Creative Commons Attribution 2.5
I confused when I visit the top page of Android Open Source Project page, since it was written at the bottom that,
Except as noted, this content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5
The answer is written in Content License page, which says that
For the purposes of licensing, the content of this web site is divided into two categories:
- Documentation content, including both static documentation and content extracted from source code modules, as well as sample code, and
- All other site content
The documentation content on this site is made available to you as part of the Android Open Source Project. This documentation, including any code shown in it, is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, the preferred license for all parts of the of the Android Open Source Project.
If your online work exactly reproduces text or images from this site, in whole or in part, please include a paragraph at the bottom of your page that reads:
Portions of this page are reproduced from work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License.
Also, please link back to the original source page so that readers can refer there for more information.
If your online work shows modified text or images based on the content from this site, please include a paragraph at the bottom of your page that reads:
Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License.