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Live License-Friendly with liblicense

Oct 31, 2007, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Creative Commons (CC) cares about licensing. It has drafted and shared its own suite of licenses for artistic works catering to a wide range of needs, advocated license awareness, and contributed to projects that make both finding and publishing CC-licensed works simpler. Now it is seeking to make licensing enlightenment an everyday part of desktop computer usage with liblicense.

"Liblicense is cross-platform, portable C library that allows developers to make applications "license-aware" with respect to data files. An app can check to see if a file has a license attached or embedded, and can enable the user to choose and attach a license in friendly, readable form. A CC project, liblicense is naturally focused on the CC licenses for creative works, but the idea has value for all sorts of data, and perhaps even source code..."

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