Maven by Example

2.8. About the Apache Software License

Apache Maven is released under the Apache Software License, Version 2.0. If you want to read this license, you can read ${M2_HOME}/LICENSE.txt or read this license on the Open Source Initiative’s web site at

There’s a good chance that, if you are reading this book, you are not a lawyer. If you are wondering what the Apache License, Version 2.0 means, the Apache Software Foundation has assembled a very helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page about the license available at