Best practices for license information in ways not only humans can read, but computers as well.

We are making managing copyrights and licenses in Free and Open Source Software easier. Our best practices are meant to demonstrate how to add copyright and license information to a project in ways which allow for more automation. We know you want to focus on coding, but there are a few simple steps to take to make the copyright and license of your project more easily understood.

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The REUSE Initiative is a project of the Free Software Foundation Europe. You are welcome to reach out to us. Practices, related material and issues are also available in Git.