"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
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