The Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) announced the initial release of the Open Source License Compliance Handbook, a resource of practical compliance information about the most common free and open source software licenses.
The Handbook is itself an open source project, available on Github. It consists of:
- Structured compliance data about open source licenses, stored in a simple YAML format for easy consumption by machines and lawyers alike (licensed CC By-SA 4.0),
- A Python script to compile the license entries and introductory material into an asciidoc-formatted markup document (licensed Apache 2.0), and
- “Binaries” of the document in docx and PDF formats (as well as an intermediate DocBook version) (CC By-SA 4.0).
Congratulations to FINOS for preparing this excellent resource.