this post was submitted on 05 Sep 2023
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https://github.com/galdor/github-license-observer

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/android/addon/github-license-observer/

This is a cool little addon to help you tell, at a glance, if the repository you're browsing on github has an open source license license.

Especially relevant nowadays given the trend to convert previously OS repos to non-OS licenses as a business model (eg Akka or Terraform.)

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 10 months ago (1 children)

This is cool! Would you share the link? For me, clicking just leads to the image

[–] [email protected] 1 points 10 months ago

Oops! My mistake 🀦 Updated the post.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago (1 children)

Your extension is very useful. Just yesterday I was thinking if there was a list or database of projects that were open but then closed down. So this extension still helps in this area. Maybe it could be used to save thins kind of information somewhere public.

It would be nice if you could augment it to display the same information in the projects website.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago (1 children)

a list or database of projects that were open but then closed down

That's a great idea! Esp if the list is actively maintained & updated.

Since I am NOT the author of this extension, do you think you could write down your thoughts on the project's issue tracker?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago (1 children)

I am not sure this is inline with the project goals. I prefer discussing it before opening this kind of issues.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago

That's a fair point πŸ‘ I just wanted to point out that I'm not the author.

As I said, I very much like the idea. It helps raise awareness around the current trend of switching licenses to curb competition/make $$$.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 10 months ago (2 children)

Wait, MIT isn’t open source!?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago

It is: https://opensource.org/license/mit/

It's most probably a bug in the addon. Best to report it on the repo's issue tracker: https://github.com/galdor/github-license-observer/issues