VersionEye is monitoring now more than 1.2 Million open source projects and collecting all kind of meta information to this projects. One kind of the meta information is the corresponding license. Currently the VersionEye database contains licenses to more than 8 Million artefacts.
However, it is not always possible to fetch the license automatically. Sometimes things go wrong and sometimes the license is not available through a repository API. Sometimes human interaction is required to find the license for an artefact. Now everybody from the VersionEye community can suggest a license to an artefact. If you are on a VersionEye product page with an unknown license you will see a new “Suggest a license” link now.
By clicking on the link you will come to a new page where you can suggest a license for the corresponding artefact and the form is already pre filled for you.
By submitting the form above the VersionEye team will receive an email notification with the new license suggestion. After the submission was reviewed and approved the license will show up on the page.
I hope that many of you will use this new feature! 🙂