Add license details to repository admin (BB-1628)

Issue #3937 open
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Please add a license tab to the project page. Although each project can add a license to its wiki or source, many do not. Even for those that do, there is no uniform way for finding this important information.

Comments (10)

  1. Marcos Scriven

    Just to add to this (from the closed duplicate) - the important point for me was to be able to simply clone a new repo locally - without having to do an extra mkdir and git init. So one way to do that is a licence file, another is a skeleton README.md containing the repo description

  2. Afzal Hossain

    I'd love this feature too. Github is already giving the option to initialize your repo with a readme and/or license file Also it would be handy to have a dropdown of common .gitignore files

  3. Randall S. Becker

    The requirement to have a license file on all projects that can be cloned or forked was recognized at github a year or two ago and as a result having a LICENSE file (or LICENSE.md) became a requirement for public repositories. This is an important legal consideration for the owner of a repository and for BitBucket's own liability. At github, if you clone a public repo without a there being a license, you get a warning. I presume this is done via a git hook. Please, even if you don't auto-create one, have the warning, and a method of showing the license without cloning or navigating to the license file. I personally store mine in Markdown format.

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