sbt / sbt-license-report

Report on licenses used in an sbt project.

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This plugin will allow you to report the licenses used in your projects. It requires sbt 0.13.11+ or 1.0.0


Create a file in your project called project/license.sbt with the following contents:

addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.sbt" % "sbt-license-report" % "1.2.0")


 > dumpLicenseReport

This dumps a report of all the licenses used in a project, with an attempt to organize them. These are dumped, by default, to the target/license-reports directory.


The license report plugin can be configured to dump any number of reports, but the default report can be controlled via the following keys:

import com.typesafe.sbt.license.{LicenseInfo, DepModuleInfo}

// Used to name the report file, and in the HTML/Markdown as the
// title.
licenseReportTitle := "Example Report"

// Add style rules to the report.
licenseReportStyleRules := Some("table, th, td {border: 1px solid black;}")

// The ivy configurations we'd like to grab licenses for.
licenseConfigurations := Set("compile", "provided")

// The order in which we find/choose licenses.  You can add your own license
// detection here
licenseSelection := Seq(LicenseCategory.BSD, LicenseCategory.Apache)

// Attach notes to modules
licenseReportNotes := {
  case DepModuleInfo(group, id, version) if group == "example" => "Made up artifact"

// Override the license information from ivy, if it's non-existent or
// wrong
licenseOverrides := {
  case DepModuleInfo("com.jsuereth", _, _) =>
    LicenseInfo(LicenseCategory.BSD, "BSD-3-Clause", "")


A three step process

> git tag -u <pgp key> v<version>
> sbt
sbt> publishSigned


This software is under the Apache 2.0 License.