About OCLC Research Public Licenses

As of 2006 we are issuing software under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

However, many of the existing offerings are covered by the OCLC Research Public License 2.0 ( PDF version; 130K/3pp.). Which license governs a given package is specified on the overview page for that package as well as in the software itself.

If you have or are interested in software licensed under one of the older licenses and would like to use it under the Apache license, please contact us and we may be able to update the software to use the Apache license.

We are always interested in hearing about enhancements to the software, and the uses to which it is put.


Title Name E-mail
OR Open Software Manager Thomas B. Hickey hickey@oclc.org


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