Get the contents of a repository’s license

The License API Preview now allows you to retrieve the contents of a repository's open source license. As before, when the appropriate preview media type is passed, the repository endpoint will return information about the detected license, if any:

curl -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.drax-preview+json"

You can now also get the contents of the repository's license file, whether or not the license was successfully identified via the license contents endpoint:

curl -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.drax-preview+json"

Similar to the repository contents API, the license contents method also supports custom media types for retrieving the raw license content or rendered license HTML.

curl -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.drax-preview.raw"

For more information, see the license API documentation, and as always, if you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with us.