Listing the licenses used on an installed system?

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Fri Jun 14 14:38:21 UTC 2013

On 14 June 2013 15:24, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at> wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm looking at the "about this phone" panel [1] for the touch image, one of
> the feature included is a "Software licenses" screen which:
> "should navigate to a single “Software Licenses” screen that consists of a
> single text view listing all the licenses for included software (since there
> is no other way to access that information). "
> Does anyone know if we already have tools doing that, or what would be the
> best way to get those informations? From a quick discussions on IRC
> yesterday the idea that came out was basically to read/dump
> /usr/share/doc/*/copyright ... does that seems a reasonable approach?
> Checking on an android device, their equivalent panel is slow and dumping
> tons of informations as well...

For the android portion of the build, there is android build targets
to generate license notices. Are those shipped anywhere at the moment?
(in either of the containers / rootfs)



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