Licenses API

We're introducing a new license API preview to support open source license usage on

To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:


This will then expose two new API endpoints. You can get a list of all known licenses:

GET /licenses

Or get information about a particular license:

GET /licenses/mit

When the preview media type is passed, the repository api will also return information about a repository's license file when you get an individual repository:

GET /repos/github/hubot

For more information, see the licenses API documentation, and if you have any questions or feedback, please let us know.