OWASP Licenses

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OWASP and Licensing

The OWASP Foundation uses several licenses to distribute software, documentation, and other materials. Contact us for agreements concerning acceptance of materials from individuals and corporations, such as existing documents or software projects. These licenses help us ensure that OWASP projects are supported longterm, and the materials produced can be easily used and are free and open to everyone.


Licensing of OWASP Software and Documentation

All software, documentation, and other materials produced by The OWASP Foundation or any of its projects is licensed according to one of the approved open source licenses, such as the GNU "Lesser" GNU Public License (LGPL) or the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). In addition, individuals or organization that become a member have the option of using OWASP Materials under a commercial license that allows modification and internal redistribution. For more details, please see the Membership Page. For licensing questions, please contact us at owasp@owasp.org


Contributor License Agreements

OWASP desires that all contributors of ideas, code, or documentation to the OWASP projects complete, sign, and submit (via snailmail or fax) a Contributor License Agreement (CLA). The purpose of this agreement is to clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to OWASP and thereby allow us to defend the project should there be a legal dispute regarding the software at some future time.