Open Source License Check

There is often a need to check licenses to protect your work. I didn’t find any maven plugin on the Internet to help you maintain these license headers. By maintaining, I mean checking if the header is here or not, generating a report and of course having the possibility to update/reformat missing license headers.

Please advise if Github provides any such License Check, especially open source jar files. A similar check is there for jar vulnerability, but not sure about license checks.

No, GitHub doesn’t provide a built-in feature to check the licensing of your project files or dependencies. There is some code to determine the license a repository falls under, see our help documentation for details.

I hope that helps.

You could use something like, tho.

You can try OpenLM solution for license checking.


If you develop license managers, you can try to publish some of your extensions on OpenLM site.