On Sat, 7 Mar 2020 at 08:57, Philippe Ombredanne firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Nick: What you are doing with the scancode and aboutcode toolkits seems super yummy and would likely be super useful elsewhere! If you think there is something we could extract to make it part of the tools, I am game to help.
Alas, what I'm doing (/planning to do) isn't automated, it's just a matter of "Run scancode to find out what you have, run aboutcode to generate an attribution bundle, and do whatever data mangling you need to do in the middle to actually produce the ABOUT files".
So the first pass is likely to be pretty tedious and time consuming for an already well-established project, but incremental maintenance afterwards shouldn't be too bad (add a new ABOUT file each time you ship a new dependency).
That said, I am also involved in an initiative to help along the way and hopefully will help take only 100 years instead of the original thousand years needed to fix the problem (See https://clearlydefined.io )
Oh, very cool!