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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 1 of 3

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.

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Community Manager
Message 2 of 3

Re: Open Source License Check

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.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 3 of 3

Re: Open Source License Check

You could use something like, tho.