Packages stored in Bytesafe registries are scanned for license information. Identified licenses are displayed both for the latest version of package as well as for individual package versions.
Detailed license information allows users to identify problematic licenses or get notified directly for unlicensed or unstandardized licenses with the License scanner plugin.
What is an open source software license?Visit our License Compliance page for more information on open source licenses, how it relates to your packages and why you should care about identifying the licenses for the packages you use.
Package license information is retrieved from:
- Licenses defined in
- License analysis of any LICENSE files available in package root
- License analysis of any license information stored in any other package file
To display the source for a specific license, hover over a license badge.
Identified licenses will be displayed as badges on both the package and version levels. Hover over a license badge for details on the source for the license.
Multiple licenses from different sourcesA single package can have multiple licenses. Different and additional licenses can be available in
package.jsoncompared to other license and package files.
More information on specific licenses
Users that require more information on a specific license can access an overview of standardized licenses directly from inside Bytesafe.
Clicking on a license badge will direct the user to an overview page for the specific license.