eBay Open Source Program


Absent other compelling reasons, eBay releases software under the Apache 2.0 license.

While all projects require approval from the Committee, inbound & outbound projects licensed under the following licenses will more likely be approved with less license scrutiny and can be considered eBay’s preferred, “green” licenses:

  • MIT
  • Apache 2.0
  • BSD-2
  • Creative Commons
  • PSF (Python Software Foundation)
  • Unlicense

These licenses are considered on a case-by-case basis (significant review, audit, and benefit-to-risk assessment) and are considered “yellow”:

  • LGPL
  • MPL 2.0
  • EPL

Projects associated with the following licenses are not likely to be approved by the Committee, e.g. “red”:

  • GPL
  • AGPL
  • SSPL
  • MPL