maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

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maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Alain Désilets
The output of the license-list goal and the plugin documentation say that
this is a list of 'availalble licenses'.

I am not sure what 'available' means in this context. I *believe* it means
those are the various licenses under which I could distribute the project.
But I am not sure. Can someone confirm that my understanding is correct?

Thx.

Alain Désilets
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Greg Chabala
The documentation has an example of the output:
https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/examples/example-license-list.html

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM Alain Désilets <[hidden email]>
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> The output of the license-list goal and the plugin documentation say that
> this is a list of 'availalble licenses'.
>
> I am not sure what 'available' means in this context. I *believe* it means
> those are the various licenses under which I could distribute the project.
> But I am not sure. Can someone confirm that my understanding is correct?
>
> Thx.
>
> Alain Désilets
>
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Alain Désilets
On Wed, May 6, 2020, 4:16 PM Greg Chabala <[hidden email]> wrote:

> The documentation has an example of the output:
>
> https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/examples/example-license-list.html


Yes I saw that. I just don't know how to interpret that list. Is it

(A) the list of all licenses under which I coul distribute the projet
   Or
(B) the union of all the licenses of a dependancy that the project depends
on

>
>
> On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM Alain Désilets <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > The output of the license-list goal and the plugin documentation say that
> > this is a list of 'availalble licenses'.
> >
> > I am not sure what 'available' means in this context. I *believe* it
> means
> > those are the various licenses under which I could distribute the
> project.
> > But I am not sure. Can someone confirm that my understanding is correct?
> >
> > Thx.
> >
> > Alain Désilets
> >
>
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Greg Chabala
Ah, I see. I believe it's closer to (A), but I would describe it as 'the
list of licenses that the plugin knows to exist in the universe'.

I believe (B) would be the license:third-party-report goal:
https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/third-party-report-mojo.html

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 5:34 PM Alain Désilets <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> On Wed, May 6, 2020, 4:16 PM Greg Chabala <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > The documentation has an example of the output:
> >
> >
> https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/examples/example-license-list.html
>
>
> Yes I saw that. I just don't know how to interpret that list. Is it
>
> (A) the list of all licenses under which I coul distribute the projet
>    Or
> (B) the union of all the licenses of a dependancy that the project depends
> on
>
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM Alain Désilets <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > The output of the license-list goal and the plugin documentation say
> that
> > > this is a list of 'availalble licenses'.
> > >
> > > I am not sure what 'available' means in this context. I *believe* it
> > means
> > > those are the various licenses under which I could distribute the
> > project.
> > > But I am not sure. Can someone confirm that my understanding is
> correct?
> > >
> > > Thx.
> > >
> > > Alain Désilets
> > >
> >
>
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Alain Désilets
On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:48 PM Greg Chabala <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Ah, I see. I believe it's closer to (A), but I would describe it as 'the
> list of licenses that the plugin knows to exist in the universe'.
>

Really? Not terribly useful. I can probably accurate version of that info
from wikipedia.


>
> I believe (B) would be the license:third-party-report goal:
> https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/third-party-report-mojo.html


Yeah, I ran that. But it basically gives me a long list of third-party
modules with their licenses. What I would like to see is a consolidated
"bag" of all the licenses that my project depends on. Of course, I can
manually generate that bag by consolidating the third-party-report output,
but it would be nice to have an automated way to get that.

Alain
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Greg Chabala
Ah, like what you get from the standard dependency report? E.g.
https://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-dependency-plugin/dependencies.html#Licenses

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 5:55 PM Alain Désilets <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:48 PM Greg Chabala <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > Ah, I see. I believe it's closer to (A), but I would describe it as 'the
> > list of licenses that the plugin knows to exist in the universe'.
> >
>
> Really? Not terribly useful. I can probably accurate version of that info
> from wikipedia.
>
>
> >
> > I believe (B) would be the license:third-party-report goal:
> >
> https://www.mojohaus.org/license-maven-plugin/third-party-report-mojo.html
>
>
> Yeah, I ran that. But it basically gives me a long list of third-party
> modules with their licenses. What I would like to see is a consolidated
> "bag" of all the licenses that my project depends on. Of course, I can
> manually generate that bag by consolidating the third-party-report output,
> but it would be nice to have an automated way to get that.
>
> Alain
>
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Re: maven-license-plugin: what does 'license-list' actually produce?

Alain Désilets
On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 7:10 PM Greg Chabala <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Ah, like what you get from the standard dependency report? E.g.
>
> https://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-dependency-plugin/dependencies.html#Licenses


Yes! Thx, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Alain