@use JSDoc

@license

Table of Contents

Syntax

@license <identifier>

Overview

The @license tag identifies the software license that applies to any portion of your code.

You can use any text to identify the license you are using. If your code uses a standard open-source license, consider using the appropriate identifier from the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) License List.

Some JavaScript processing tools, such as Google's Closure Compiler, will automatically preserve any JSDoc comment that includes a @license tag. If you are using one of these tools, you may wish to add a standalone JSDoc comment that includes the @license tag, along with the entire text of the license, so that the license text will be included in generated JavaScript files.

Examples

A module that is distributed under the Apache License 2.0
/**
 * Utility functions for the foo package.
 * @module foo/util
 * @license Apache-2.0
 */
A standalone JSDoc comment with the complete MIT license
/**
 * @license
 * Copyright (c) 2015 Example Corporation Inc.
 *
 * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
 * of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
 * in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
 * to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
 * copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
 * furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
 *
 * The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
 * copies or substantial portions of the Software.
 *
 * THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
 * IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
 * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
 * AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
 * LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
 * OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
 * SOFTWARE.
 */