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Collect gem licenses.

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Gem-Licenses

Gem-licenses is an attempt to collect license information from project's gems. Similar to 3licenses.

Motivation

The overwhelming majority of 3rd party licenses require the application that uses them to reproduce the license verbatim in an artifact that is installed with the application itself. For instance, the BSD license states the following.

“Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.”

Are you currently copying individual license.txt files "by hand" or are you including license text in your documentation with copy/paste? This project aims at improving this situation.

Usage

Include in your project. To list licenses try the following Rake task.

task :licenses do
  Gem.licenses.each do |license, gems| 
    puts "#{license}"
    gems.sort_by { |gem| gem.name }.each do |gem|
      puts "* #{gem.name} #{gem.version} (#{gem.homepage}) - #{gem.summary}"
    end
  end
end

Contributing

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix, write tests.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.
  • Make a pull request.

License

This project is licenced under the MIT license.

Copyright

Copyright (c) Daniel Doubrovkine, 2011-2012, Artsy, Inc.

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