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New utility helps prevent software license violations [NewsForge]

Apr 24, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Newsforge editor Tina Gasperson reports on LIDESC, a new 'license awareness tool.' Gasperson writes . . .

” . . . the command-line utility automates the process of checking license requirements when many files are combined to create new software, whether proprietary or Open Source . . .”

” . . . The LIDESC tool allows users to attach to the end of a file a small descriptive summary of the license terms, which is the “stamp.” Then, by running a small process to collect the stamps from a group of files, the user can create a report showing the terms of the various licenses, and optionally including the full text of each license in the output.”

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