Package licenses

Analysis and display of license information

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.

License analysis

Package license information is retrieved from:

  • Licenses defined in package.json (license and old licenses tags)
  • 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.

License display

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.

package license display

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.