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Licencias

La API de Licencias te permite recuperar las licencias populares de código abierto y la información sobre un archivo de licencia de un proyecto en particular.

Acerca de la API de licencias

La API de licencias usa el licenciatario de código abierto Ruby Gem para intentar identificar la licencia del proyecto. Este licenciatario coincide con el contenido del archivo de LICENSE de un proyecto (si es que existe) contra una lista breve de licencias conocidas. Como resultado, la API no toma en cuenta las licencias de las dependencias del proyecto u otros medios de documentar la licencia de un proyecto tales como las referencias al nombre de la licencia en la documentación.

Si una licencia coincide, la llave de licencia y el nombre devuelto cumplen con la especificación SPDX.

Nota: Estos puntos de conexión también devolverán la información de licencia de un repositorio:

GitHub puede ser muchas cosas, pero no es un buró legal. Como tal, GitHub no proporcional consejo legal. Al utilizar la API de licencias o al enviarnos un mensaje de correo electrónico acerca de ellas no estás incurriendo en ningún consejo legal ni creando una relación abogado-cliente. Si tienes cualquier pregunta acerca de lo que puedes o no hacer con una licencia específica, debes acudir a tu propio consejero legal antes de continuar. De hecho, siempre debes consultar con tu propio abogado antes de que decidas tomar cualquier decisión que pudiera tener implicaciones legales o que pudiera impactar tus derechos.

GitHub creó la API de Licencias para ayudar a los usuarios a obtener información acerca de las licencias de código abierto y de los proyectos que las utilizan. Esperamos que te sea útil, pero ten presente que no somos abogados (por lo menos, la mayoría de nosotros no lo somos) y que cometemos errores como todo el mundo. Es por esto que GitHub proporciona la API "tal como está" y no da ninguna garantía de cualquier tipo de información o licencias que se proporcionen en o a través de ella y se deslinda de cualquier responsabilidad derivada de los daños que pudiesen resultar de su uso.

Get all commonly used licenses

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
featuredboolean
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples

get/licenses
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/licenses

Response

Status: 200
[ { "key": "mit", "name": "MIT License", "spdx_id": "MIT", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "lgpl-3.0", "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0", "spdx_id": "LGPL-3.0", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "mpl-2.0", "name": "Mozilla Public License 2.0", "spdx_id": "MPL-2.0", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mpl-2.0", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "agpl-3.0", "name": "GNU Affero General Public License v3.0", "spdx_id": "AGPL-3.0", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/agpl-3.0", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "unlicense", "name": "The Unlicense", "spdx_id": "Unlicense", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/unlicense", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "apache-2.0", "name": "Apache License 2.0", "spdx_id": "Apache-2.0", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/apache-2.0", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" }, { "key": "gpl-3.0", "name": "GNU General Public License v3.0", "spdx_id": "GPL-3.0", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/gpl-3.0", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" } ]

Get a license

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
licensestringRequired

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/licenses/{license}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/licenses/LICENSE

Response

Status: 200
{ "key": "mit", "name": "MIT License", "spdx_id": "MIT", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==", "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/mit/", "description": "A permissive license that is short and to the point. It lets people do anything with your code with proper attribution and without warranty.", "implementation": "Create a text file (typically named LICENSE or LICENSE.txt) in the root of your source code and copy the text of the license into the file. Replace [year] with the current year and [fullname] with the name (or names) of the copyright holders.", "permissions": [ "commercial-use", "modifications", "distribution", "sublicense", "private-use" ], "conditions": [ "include-copyright" ], "limitations": [ "no-liability" ], "body": "\n\nThe MIT License (MIT)\n\nCopyright (c) [year] [fullname]\n\nPermission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy\nof this software and associated documentation files (the \"Software\"), to deal\nin the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights\nto use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell\ncopies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is\nfurnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:\n\nThe above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all\ncopies or substantial portions of the Software.\n\nTHE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED \"AS IS\", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR\nIMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,\nFITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE\nAUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER\nLIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,\nOUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE\nSOFTWARE.\n", "featured": true }

Get the license for a repository

Works with GitHub Apps

This method returns the contents of the repository's license file, if one is detected.

Similar to Get repository content, this method also supports custom media types for retrieving the raw license content or rendered license HTML.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/license
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/license

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "LICENSE", "path": "LICENSE", "sha": "401c59dcc4570b954dd6d345e76199e1f4e76266", "size": 1077, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/benbalter/gman/contents/LICENSE?ref=master", "html_url": "https://github.com/benbalter/gman/blob/master/LICENSE", "git_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/benbalter/gman/git/blobs/401c59dcc4570b954dd6d345e76199e1f4e76266", "download_url": "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/benbalter/gman/master/LICENSE?lab=true", "type": "file", "content": "VGhlIE1JVCBMaWNlbnNlIChNSVQpCgpDb3B5cmlnaHQgKGMpIDIwMTMgQmVu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\nSEUgVVNFIE9SIE9USEVSIERFQUxJTkdTIElOIFRIRSBTT0ZUV0FSRS4K\n", "encoding": "base64", "_links": { "self": "https://api.github.com/repos/benbalter/gman/contents/LICENSE?ref=master", "git": "https://api.github.com/repos/benbalter/gman/git/blobs/401c59dcc4570b954dd6d345e76199e1f4e76266", "html": "https://github.com/benbalter/gman/blob/master/LICENSE" }, "license": { "key": "mit", "name": "MIT License", "spdx_id": "MIT", "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit", "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==" } }