Open Source License Location Alignment Chart


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Open Source License Location Alignment Chart


Where’s the open source license?

Lawful Good: SPDX Identifier at the top of each file
Lawful Neutral: in a LICENSE file at the top level of the source tree
Lawful Evil: at the bottom of each file

Neutral Good: on the project’s home page
Neutral Neutral: on the project’s Wikipedia page
Neutral Evil: as a reply to a GitHub issue asking for the license text

Chaotic Good: available as output of a python script
Chaotic Neutral: author states no license applies since code was written in a country with no copyright law
Chaotic Evil: in a scanned image in a TIFF file only found on the WayBack Machine