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Benjamin Fleischer

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Jul 11, 2013, 12:41:06 PM7/11/13
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Check how this sweet project hack:


I'm using rubygems/gems to download the latest gems and check for a license
If missing, I use ghi to check for an issue mentioning 'license'
If no such issue, I create an issue 'License missing from gemspec'
-> profit

Still requires manual intervention to respond to people, answer questions, and thank them.

-Benjamin

Brent Wheeldon

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Jul 11, 2013, 3:31:46 PM7/11/13
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Nice! I'd been thinking of doing something like this myself, now you've saved me the trouble!

I think that, in the long term, the permanent solution to this problem is for rubygems to require a license to publish a gem using their service. This would make the detection of licenses trivial. But it seems like rubygems isn't willing to require it.

Benjamin Fleischer

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Nov 25, 2013, 3:18:58 PM11/25/13
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So, I got this PR in to recommend a license https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/713

It should update the spec guide once a new version of rubygems is released http://guides.rubygems.org/specification-reference/ ( see https://github.com/rubygems/guides/pull/67#issuecomment-28323718 )

-Benjamin

Brent Wheeldon

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Nov 25, 2013, 9:56:01 PM11/25/13
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Nice work!
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