More License Discovery With dotnet-delice

by bill-s, 2019-09-04T13:15:04.313Z

In my last post, I introduced you to a tool for looking up licenses of .NET projects called delice. This week I released the first update, version 1.1.0, that brings a big improvement to the license detection for the legacy licensing format of many NuGet packages. Determine Licenses via the GitHub API By-and-large the dependencies we rely on are the output of an OSS project and that project is more often than not hosted on GitHub. Because of this, we can use the GitHub License API to try and get the license information of a project, which delice now supports:

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