License missing from gemspec #4

bf4 opened this Issue Jul 17, 2013 · 3 comments

2 participants


Some companies will only use gems with a certain license.
The canonical and easy way to check is via the gemspec
via e.g.

spec.license = 'MIT'
# or
spec.licenses = ['MIT', 'GPL-2']

There is even a License Finder to help companies ensure all gems they use
meet their licensing needs. This tool depends on license information being available in the gemspec.
Including a license in your gemspec is a good practice, in any case.

How did I find you?

I'm using a script to collect stats on gems, originally looking for download data, but decided to collect licenses too,
and make issues for missing ones as a public service :) So far it's going pretty well


👍 The project for which we developed excursion has been in such a crunch that I keep forgetting to add the license...

Thanks for the reminder, and this is a fantastic service you're providing!


Thanks, very much appreciated!

@markrebec markrebec closed this Dec 16, 2013

Awesome, thanks! 🌈

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