Clio, a web-based system for maintaining (meta-)information on software components
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GPL-3.0-or-later Python 3.x REUSE compatible

This is Clio, a web-based system for maintaining (meta-)information on software components.

Everyone is welcome to participate and contribute to the project.

Google Summer of Code 2018

For the summer of 2018, Gopalakrishnan V (@gopuvenkat) was selected for GSoC and will work on implementing basic Clio functionality.

License and IP info

The Clio code is licensed under GPL-3.0-or-later. The complete text of the license is in the file named LICENSE on the top-level directory. Other software components under other licenses may also be present in this repository. All the licenses are collected in the top-level directory Licenses.

There is no copyright assignement, nor a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) for participating on this project. Each contriburor maintains authorship of their code.

Each file should be marked with the correct license information:

SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-3.0-or-later

Repository Structure

We try to follow the guidelines (with some minor changes). Top-level directories include src for actual sources, and doc for documentation.


We use a variety of means for communicating.

Obviously a lot is happening via discussion on the issues and pull requests.

For more real-time collaboration, we use a dedicated zulip at