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Licences

Utilisez l’API REST pour récupérer des licences open source populaires et des informations sur le fichier de licence d’un projet en particulier.

À propos des licences

GitHub utilise Ruby Gem Licensee (open source) pour tenter d’identifier la licence d’un projet. Le licensee fait correspondre le contenu du fichier LICENSE d’un projet (s’il existe) à une courte liste de licences connues. Par conséquent, l’API ne prend pas en compte les licences des dépendances de projet ou d’autres moyens de documenter la licence d’un projet, comme les références au nom de la licence dans la documentation.

Si une licence est correspondante, la clé de licence et le nom retournés sont conformes à la spécification SPDX.

Remarque : Ces points de terminaison retournent également les informations de licence d’un référentiel :

GitHub est beaucoup de choses, mais ce n’est pas un cabinet d’avocats. Par conséquent, GitHub ne fournit pas de conseils juridiques. L’utilisation de l’API ou l’envoi d’un e-mail à son sujet ne constitue pas un conseil juridique ni ne crée de relation avocat-client. Si vous avez des questions sur ce que vous pouvez et ne pouvez pas faire avec une licence particulière, vous devez consulter votre propre avocat avant de continuer. En fait, vous devez toujours consulter votre propre avocat avant de prendre des décisions susceptibles d’avoir des conséquences juridiques ou qui peuvent avoir un impact sur vos droits juridiques.

GitHub a créé ces points de terminaison pour aider les utilisateurs à obtenir des informations sur les licences open source et les projets qui les utilisent. Nous espérons que cela vous aidera, mais gardez à l’esprit que nous ne sommes pas des avocats (du moins la plupart d’entre nous) et que nous faisons des erreurs comme tout le monde. Pour cette raison, GitHub fournit l’API « en l’état » et n’offre aucune garantie concernant les informations fournies sur celle-ci ou les licences fournies par l’intermédiaire de celle-ci, et exclut la responsabilité pour tous dommages résultant de l’utilisation de l’API.

Get all commonly used licenses

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Nom, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Query parameters
Nom, 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>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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
Nom, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Nom, 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>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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
Nom, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Nom, 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>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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\nIEJhbHRlcgoKUGVybWlzc2lvbiBpcyBoZXJlYnkgZ3JhbnRlZCwgZnJlZSBv\nZiBjaGFyZ2UsIHRvIGFueSBwZXJzb24gb2J0YWluaW5nIGEgY29weSBvZgp0\naGlzIHNvZnR3YXJlIGFuZCBhc3NvY2lhdGVkIGRvY3VtZW50YXRpb24gZmls\nZXMgKHRoZSAiU29mdHdhcmUiKSwgdG8gZGVhbCBpbgp0aGUgU29mdHdhcmUg\nd2l0aG91dCByZXN0cmljdGlvbiwgaW5jbHVkaW5nIHdpdGhvdXQgbGltaXRh\ndGlvbiB0aGUgcmlnaHRzIHRvCnVzZSwgY29weSwgbW9kaWZ5LCBtZXJnZSwg\ncHVibGlzaCwgZGlzdHJpYnV0ZSwgc3VibGljZW5zZSwgYW5kL29yIHNlbGwg\nY29waWVzIG9mCnRoZSBTb2Z0d2FyZSwgYW5kIHRvIHBlcm1pdCBwZXJzb25z\nIHRvIHdob20gdGhlIFNvZnR3YXJlIGlzIGZ1cm5pc2hlZCB0byBkbyBzbywK\nc3ViamVjdCB0byB0aGUgZm9sbG93aW5nIGNvbmRpdGlvbnM6CgpUaGUgYWJv\ndmUgY29weXJpZ2h0IG5vdGljZSBhbmQgdGhpcyBwZXJtaXNzaW9uIG5vdGlj\nZSBzaGFsbCBiZSBpbmNsdWRlZCBpbiBhbGwKY29waWVzIG9yIHN1YnN0YW50\naWFsIHBvcnRpb25zIG9mIHRoZSBTb2Z0d2FyZS4KClRIRSBTT0ZUV0FSRSBJ\nUyBQUk9WSURFRCAiQVMgSVMiLCBXSVRIT1VUIFdBUlJBTlRZIE9GIEFOWSBL\nSU5ELCBFWFBSRVNTIE9SCklNUExJRUQsIElOQ0xVRElORyBCVVQgTk9UIExJ\nTUlURUQgVE8gVEhFIFdBUlJBTlRJRVMgT0YgTUVSQ0hBTlRBQklMSVRZLCBG\nSVRORVNTCkZPUiBBIFBBUlRJQ1VMQVIgUFVSUE9TRSBBTkQgTk9OSU5GUklO\nR0VNRU5ULiBJTiBOTyBFVkVOVCBTSEFMTCBUSEUgQVVUSE9SUyBPUgpDT1BZ\nUklHSFQgSE9MREVSUyBCRSBMSUFCTEUgRk9SIEFOWSBDTEFJTSwgREFNQUdF\nUyBPUiBPVEhFUiBMSUFCSUxJVFksIFdIRVRIRVIKSU4gQU4gQUNUSU9OIE9G\nIENPTlRSQUNULCBUT1JUIE9SIE9USEVSV0lTRSwgQVJJU0lORyBGUk9NLCBP\nVVQgT0YgT1IgSU4KQ09OTkVDVElPTiBXSVRIIFRIRSBTT0ZUV0FSRSBPUiBU\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==" } }