Automating license compatibility check

Making license compatibility checks part of your CI

15:0012/11/2021

flict (FOSS License Compatibility Tool) is a program that can, in different ways, check if the license of your software is compatible with all (recursively) dependencies.

Many industry projects with many software packages and dependencies deals with compliance work at the end. Finding incompatibilities is frustrating and most likely costs a lot money. By having compatibility checks in your CI you may not eliminate the need of a lawyer but since you, with flict, can do regular compatibility checks you can be pretty sure about the state of your software and have had time to resolve incompatibility issues early on.