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From "Markus M. May" <>
Subject Re: [RT] Depot Licence(er)
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:08:09 GMT
there is one more thing to make development of new projects easier. How 
about templates for Licence and notice files which are 100% okay to 
BTW, what do you mean by @type. (Like .asf or like .jar???)



Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Michael Davey wrote:
>> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>> I'd like to add an artifact to Depot, that checks that jars in a 
>>> repository or more generally in a dir structure have corresponding 
>>> licenses, and a system to check for license conflicts given a profile.
>>> Suggestions before I start?
>> Are you thinking of something that will check the headers of each 
>> file, like we needed for the recent license change, or something that 
>> could understand the LICENSE and NOTICE files?
> Getting more in details:
> 1 - check all headers for a license header (Ant already has a task
>     for it, it needs to be integrated)
> 2 - check that all .jar and .zip files in a directory tree have a
>     LICENCE file next to them.
>     For example a.jar would have LICENCE.a.@type.txt file next to it.
> 3 - make it check that the licences present abide to a LICENCE.profile
>     file, that lists all the licences that are ok to be distributed.
>     It would check that the @types of the licences abide to it and that
>     the licence inside contained is of the specified type.
> 4 - check that the NOTICE file contains all attributions needed by the
>     licenses checked in
> 5 - add nagging to a cron job for licence checks
> other ideas?

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